October 2007
Volume 59    Issue 10

Developing Gold Fields' La Cima Cerro Corona project in Peru

Mining Engineering , 2007, Vol. 59, No. 10, pp. 39-39
Graeme, Richard W.; Komadina, James J.


Gold Fields acquired an option to purchase the Cerro Corona project, located in Hualgayoc, Cajamarca Department, Peru, in December 2003. In January 2006, the option was taken up and the transaction closed. During the intervening months, project development occurred against the backdrop of a presidential election, increasing national social activism and environmental regulation, rapidly escalating operating and capital costs, as well as an unprecedented demand for engineering and technical skills. Project “Lessons Learned” are discussed in the context of an evolving strategy.

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