The second and third largest mines have been Mesquite (137,500 oz.) in Mexico, which edged out Aurizona (135,000 oz.) in Brazil.
Equinox has a number of smaller producers: Fazenda (60,400 oz.) and Riacho dos Machados (58,800 oz.), each of that are in Brazil.
Output from the Mercedes mine (31,800 oz.) in Mexico, included solely manufacturing following the acquisition of Premier Gold, which closed in April 2021. Mercedes is to be bought to Bear Creek Mining (TSXV: BCM).
The Fort Mountain mine in California produced 25,300 oz. of gold, and earlier than it was bought to a personal Canadian firm, the Pilar mine produced 9,344 oz. within the first 4 months of 2021.
The acquisition of Premier Gold in April gave Equinox 60% possession of the Greenstone challenge in northern Ontario (with 40% associate Orion Mine Finance Group).
Equinox formally started building on the C$1.5 billion gold mine in October, and it might be considered one of Canada’s largest gold mines, producing 400,000 oz. yearly. The primary gold pour is focused for the primary half of 2024.
Equinox launched its inaugural ESG report final 12 months, noting a 17% higher security report and 60% higher environmental efficiency than a 12 months earlier.
(This text first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)