Brazil - Pilar | Brazil (100%-Yamana owned)
The Pilar mine is expected to start up in mid-2013, with commissioning scheduled for completion by year end. Construction was approximately 75% complete at the end of 2012. Pilar is located in Goiás state, 80 kilometres south of Yamana’s Chapada mine. Pilar will become Yamana’s next underground mine with plant capacity of approximately one million tonnes per year, recovering gold by gravity and carbon-in-leach processing. Recent exploration has been producing encouraging results from the Maria Lazarus deposit 20 kilometres west of Pilar. Ore from an underground mine on the high grade Caiamar satellite deposit located 38 kilometres west of Pilar is expected to begin contributing to production as early as 2014.
|Annual Production (E)
|120,000 oz. gold
|Gold mineral reserves
|1.4 million oz. proven & probable
|Gold mineral resources
|267,000 oz. measured & indicated
Strategic Mine Life:
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for complete information relating to mineral reserves and mineral resources indicating tonnage and grade for the various mines and projects.