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Kencana Mine, Gosowong Goldfield, Halmahera Island, North Maluku Province, Maluku Islands (Moluccas), Indonesiai
Regional Level Types
Kencana MineMine
Gosowong GoldfieldDeposit
Halmahera IslandIsland
North Maluku ProvinceProvince
Maluku Islands (Moluccas)Group of Islands

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
1° 8' 4'' North , 127° 42' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Deposit first discovered:
2003 (approx.)
Nearest Settlements:
Sofifi36,197 (2016)46.9km
Owned/operated by:

One of the highest grade, underground epithermal gold mines in the world today. The mine is located within the Gosowong gold province.

Owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd. Kencana is the third mine to be developed by Newcrest at the Gosowong sie and the first underground mine. Kencana is located 1 kilometre south of the original Gosowong pit.

Underground development of the Kencana Mine commenced in February 2005 with the first underground ore mined in March 2006.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Au
Reference: Newcrest website

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

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List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group

List of minerals for each chemical element

Au GoldAu

External Links - Newcrest website - Bigala, L. (2012) Kencana mine, Indonesia.Minign Weekly [Checked 2016] - Wikipedia

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