Yamana Gold Inc.
is a Canadian-based gold producer that began operations in 2003 with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Colombia.
Yamana added several mining properties with the purchase of other gold companies in 2006, namely Desert Sun and RNC Gold. Further exploration and development is planned, including a goal of including significant levels of copper mining activity in 2007.
Yamana added several mining properties with the purchase of other gold companies in 2005, 2006 and 2007, namely Viceroy, Desert Sun, RNC Gold, Northern Orion and Meridian Gold. The company’s portfolio includes: (i) seven operating gold mines, namely Chapada, El Peñón, Jacobina, Gualcamayo, Minera Florida, Fazenda Brasileiro and a 12.5% indirect interest in the Alumbrera mine, and (ii) various advanced and near development stage projects and exploration properties in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.
The principal corporate members of Yamana Gold are:
- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Marrone (also the Founder of Yamana Gold)
- President and Chief Operating Officer, Ludovico Costa
- Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance, Charles B. Main
- Fazenda Brasileiro
- Alto Horizonte
- Pilar de Goiás