Second largest gold mine in the world. About 250 sq.km. Run by the Newmont Mining Corporation, a Denver, Colorado-based company, the worlds second largest gold mining firm. Together with Buenaventura, a Peruvian company, and the IFC of the World Bank. Annual production, about 3 million ounces of gold.
In year 2018, IFC sold his actions to the Sumitomo Company of Japan.
The first open pit was Carachugo, then Yanacocha este, Yanacocha Oeste, La Quinua, Cerro Negro, El Tapado, San José I and II, Chaquicocha, Quecher y Maqui Maqui. The gold production is still descend (980 000 oz in 2014, 450 000 oz in 2018) and Yanacocha want to continue with her expansion.
|Relevant government actors:||Municipality of Cajamarca, Digesa - General Directorate of Environmental Health, Ministry for Environment, Ministry for Energy and Mining, Gobierno Regional de Cajamarca, PCM|
|Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:||Comunidades Rurales de Cajamarca, OCMAL, GRUFIDES (Cajamarca), Green Network Cajamarca, Rondas campesinas, Frente de Defensa Ambiental de Cajamarca|