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Rosebel Gold Mines N.V., was established on May 8, 2002. The company is a subsidiary of Zijin Mining as of February 1, 2023. Rosebel is located in the Brokopondo and Sipaliwini Districts in northern Suriname, South America, 80 kilometres south of the capital city of Paramaribo. The project includes the Rosebel and the Saramacca mining areas. Among which, Rosebel is the main mining area. The Saramacca mining area is about 25 kilometers southwest of the Rosebel processing plant.

Rosebel is one of the largest in-production gold mines in South America. The Rosebel mining area commenced production in 2004, and the Saramacca mining area commenced production in the second half of 2020. From 2004 to 2021, a total of 5.65 million ounces of gold (about 176 tonnes) were produced, the annual average gold output was 314,000 ounces (about 10 tonnes). Among which, the Saramacca mining area has produced 168,000 ounces of gold (about 5 tonnes) since its commencement of production.


Zijin Mining is a large multinational mining group. We are engaged in the global exploration and development of copper, gold, zinc and lithium, as well as engineering and technological research.

Our shares trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the ticker code 2899, and on the Shanghai Stock Exchange under the code 601899. As an important player in the global mining industry, Zijin Mining strives to become a “green, high-tech, leading global mining company”. We contribute to global economic growth and sustainable development by producing and supplying high-quality minerals.

Major projects:

Zijin has mining projects in 15 provincial-level regions in China and 13 other countries across the globe.

We operate major projects in China, such as the Julong Copper Mine in Tibet, the Duobaoshan Copper Mine in Heilongjiang, the Zijinshan Gold and Copper Mine in Fujian, the Ashele Copper Mine in Xinjiang, Shanxi Zijin, Guizhou Zijin, and Longnan Zijin.

Our main overseas assets include the Čukaru Peki Copper and Gold Mine and the Bor Copper Mine in Serbia, the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine and the Kolwezi Copper Mine in the DRC, and the Buriticá Gold Mine in Colombia.

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Socio-economic development Suriname

From the start of its operations, Rosebel has made substantial contributions to the socio-economic development of Suriname by the implementation of several sustainable projects. From full sponsorship of the Master’s program in Mineral Geosciences, an investment of USD 900.000,00 in total, to Scholarships for the best graduates of the MULO-school in Brokopondo, enabling them to attend High School and University in Paramaribo. In 2019 there was a focus on contributing to healthcare projects. Rosebel has also committed to a contribution of 0.25% of its gold production to the Suriname Environmental and Mining Foundation (SEMIF), to finance its activities.


Rosebel Gold Mines believes it is important to be involved in the sustainable development of especially the communities surrounding the areas of its operations. Recognizing its responsibility, it has been doing so since the start of commercial production in 2004 and has now committed itself to strengthen its Corporate Social Responsibility through the establishment of the foundation Rosebel Community Fund (RCF).  RCF aims to help create a sustainable future, in particular for the communities around the Rosebel operations and the Surinamese community in general. The foundation tries to achieve this goal by, among other things, financing projects and activities that stimulate sustainable development.

Security policy statement

Rosebel is committed to protecting its people, product, assets, and reputation. Everyone at Rosebel has a responsibility in maintaining a secure workplace in identifying, assessing and mitigating risks to as low as reasonably practicable. This is being achieved through the adherence of all employees and contractors to documented security procedures and the Code of Conduct, and the obligation to report security incidents, wrongdoing and non-compliance. This policy applies to the entire Rosebel operation including staff, contractors and visitors.