Top 10 gold-producing provinces in China

By Zhang Junmian
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   Hunan Province   湖南省


Rank 2011: 7; Rank 2010: 8

Production 2011: 14.91 tons

Increase over 2010: 23.19 percent

Hunan Province produced 14.91 tons of gold in 2011, accounting for 4.13 percent of the national total. Hunan's gold resources are distributed in its eastern, central, south and western regions, with an estimated amount of about 1,000 tons and a potential economic value of 400 billion yuan (US$63.49 billion). Some of the major gold-producing cities include Huaihua, Yueyang, Hengyang and Chenzhou. The main gold mines include Yuanling Woxi Gold Mine, Yuanling Tanghuping Gold Mine, Pingjiang Huangjindong Gold Mine, and gold deposits in Qianyang, Xinshao and Huitong counties. Yuanling Woxi Gold Mine, with prospective reserves of 40.75 tons, is the largest gold mine in Hunan. In 2007, a large-scaled gold mine was discovered in Daxin Town, Xinshao County, Shaoyang City, with accessible gold reserves of more than 27 tons, and prospective reserves of over 50 tons.

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