Top 10 gold-producing provinces in China

By Zhang Junmian
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   Yunnan Province  云南省


Rank 2011: 6; Rank 2010: 4

Production 2011: 17.6 tons

Increase over 2010: -12.63 percent

Yunnan Province produced 17.6 tons of gold in 2011, accounting for 4.88 percent of the national total. Its gold production can be dated back to the Western Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago. Yunnan's gold resources are mainly distributed in the drainage areas of Jinshajiang River, Lancangjiang River, Nujiang River and Honghe River. Some of the major gold-producing cities and counties include Yuanyang, Zhenyuan, Heqing, Xiangyun, Mojiang, Wenshan, Dongchuan, Jingping, Chuxiong and Luxi. The Ailaoshan Gold Mine Belt is the most important of its kind in Yunnan. A large-scaled gold deposit has been found in Beiya, Heqing County, with proven reserves of 151.28 tons by the end of 2011, the highest in the province. Its annual output is 5 tons.

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