Top 10 gold-producing provinces in China

By Zhang Junmian
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   Henan Province  河南省


Rank 2011: 2; Rank 2010: 2

Production 2011: 44.51 tons

Increase over 2010: 17.14 percent

Henan Province has been the second largest gold producer in China for 28 years running as of 2011. Henan produced 44.51 tons of gold in 2011, accounting for 12.33 percent of the national total. Its gold resources are distributed mainly in its western and southwestern areas. Well-known gold mines are located in Xiaoqinling, Funiu Mountain, Xionger Mountain and Tongbai Mountain, with prospective reserves of more than 2,000 tons. Six counties, including Lingbao, Songxian, Luoning and Luanchuan, contributed 30.77 tons of gold in 2011, accounting for 90.13 percent of the provincial total. Lingbao City, with proven gold reserves of 448 tons, is the second largest gold producing base in China. From 1975 to 2011, Henan has produced a total of 483.18 tons of gold. Henan's gold industry reported 2.25 billion yuan (US$357.14 million) in profits in 2011, a 27.05 percent increase.

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