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Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in 2015

/ May 25, 2015

9. Indonesia (100,000 kg per year)

Indonesia has the largest goldmine (Grasberg) in the world. Grasberg employs 19,000 workers. Unfortunately this mine is also one of the world’s most polluted locations. It releases 1,000 tons of mercury into the atmosphere annually.

The Grasberg Mine, Papua, Indonesia

The Grasberg Mine, Papua, Indonesia

10. Uzbekistan (90,000 kg per year)

This landlocked country has the biggest open-pit mine in the world. Much of its gold is nationalized and owned by Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat mine. Uzbekistan is rich in natural resources and has significant reserves of uranium, molybdenum, silver and copper.

Muruntau Gold Deposit, Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan

Muruntau Gold Deposit, Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan

Gold has contributed immensely to the wealth of the above-mentioned countries.