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Located in Chihuahua State, Mexico, El Sauzal mine commenced remediation and closure activities in 2014. The remediation activities in 2014 focused on contouring of overburden dumps, re-vegetation, and the final placement of dry stacked tailings. In December 2015, El Sauzal became the first mine in the world to be decommissioned in accordance with the International Cyanide Management Code ("ICMC") and it will be withdrawn from the ICMC.
El Sauzal was a conventional open-pit mine and mill operation. Over its life, the mine produced over 1.7 million ounces of gold at very low cash costs.
* Due to rounding, numbers may not add up.