Muruntau Mine, Uzbekistan
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The Muruntau mine in Uzbekistan is the largest gold mine in the world in terms of production. In a single year, Muruntau produces over 2 million ounces of gold. Located in the Qizilqum Desert of Uzbekistan, it is the world’s biggest open pit mine. The mine itself is roughly 3.3 km long, 3 km wide and 600 m deep, with its large heap-leach processing plant to the east. Within this huge mine, there is believed to be reserves of over 170 million ounces of gold. The image was acquired July 11, 2021, covers an area of 22.5 by 38.2 km, and is located at 41.5 degrees north, 64.6 degrees east.
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