Mine Mugshot: Lihir Mine
Where: Lihir (Niolam) Island, in Papua New Guinea Ireland Province, 700km NE of Port Moresby
Mine Type: Open pit gold mining
Operations: 1997 - Present Day
Owners: Newcrest Mining
Output: The last quarter of 2021 the mine produced 436 k oz of gold
Notable Facts: The mine employs 4,500 people. Most workers are flown in from surrounding areas and about 90% of the workforce is from New Guinea.