Lihir Island is located on a geothermally active extinct volcanic crater. Most of the ore that Lihir produces is refractory and treated using pressure oxidation before the gold is recovered by a conventional leach process.
Lihir: Significant Long-Life Asset
- Lihir is one of the world’s largest producing gold mines.
- It creates economic value for PNG and local communities, including direct revenues from operations, investments in public infrastructure and services, support of local suppliers and a range of indirect economic benefits.
- About 5,100 people are employed at Lihir, which has a combination of residential and fly-in-fly-out personnel.
* June 30, 2023. See cautionary statement.
† Consolidated $/oz