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.

Photo: newcrest.com