United States

Silverstar (Genesis) Mine

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Mine TypeOpen Pit
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
ShapshotThe Carlin Complex’s operating mines and advanced projects include the Goldstrike open pit and underground operation, the Leeville underground mine, the Pete Bajo/Fence underground mine, the Exodus underground mine, the Genesis/Tri-Star open-pit complex (Goldstar and Silverstar), the Gold Quarry open pit, the Rain/Emigrant open pit and satellite open pit deposits (Perry and Green Lantern).
Related AssetCarlin Complex


Newmont Corp. 38.5 % Indirect
Barrick Gold Corp. (operator) 61.5 % Indirect
On July 1, 2019, Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont's Carlin operation were contributed to the Nevada Gold Mines joint venture and are now collectively referred to as Carlin.

Barrick is the operator of the Nevada Gold Mines LLC joint venture and owns 61.5%, with Newmont owning the remaining 38.5% of the joint venture.

Deposit type

  • Carbonate hosted
  • Carlin-type
  • Stratabound
  • Hydrothermal


The mineral deposits along the Carlin Trend form a suite of deposits known as Carlin-type. Carlin deposits comprise stratabound disseminated gold mineralization hosted by Silurian-Devonian carbonate rocks that have been metamorphosed to varying extents. The deposits are hydrothermal in origin and are usually structurally controlled.

Tri-Star (Silverstar and Goldstar)
The gold deposits at the Tri-Star complex (formerly Genesis) are developed along the Tuscarora, Turquoise, and Ridge anticlines within the Lynn Window. They occur over an area of about 3.2 kilometres long by 1.9 kilometres wide. The Silverstar deposit occurs in the hinge of the Tuscarora anticline whereas the Bluestar Point, Bobstar, Goldstar, and Payraise deposits occur on the more western anticlines. The anticlines are intruded in the north by the 158 Ma Goldstrike intrusion, a thick composite diorite–granodiorite sill complex.

Five major lithologic units are recognized in the Tri-Star deposit from surface mapping and drill hole logging: Tertiary Carlin, Devonian Rodeo Creek, Devonian Popovich, Silurian Roberts Mountains, and Ordovician Hanson Creek Formations.

Mineralization is preferentially developed in laminated silty limestone and bioclastic debris flows of the Popovich and Roberts Mountains Formations, but locally can also occur in contact metamorphosed calc-silicate hornfels, Rodeo Creek Formation siliceous mudstone, siltstone and calcarenite, Vinini Formation mudstone/quartz hornfels, and fractured Goldstrike intrusive margins. Gold deposits generally occur where mineralizing fluids exploited thrust faults, conjugate northwestand northeast-striking normal faults, and anticline hinge zones. The deposits have dimensions that range from about 183 to 457 metres by 61 to 183 metres. Mineralization can be stratabound locally but is typically discordant to the formations along faults with thicknesses ranging from 15 metres to 91 metres.

Mining Methods


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Crushers and Mills

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Combined production numbers are reported under Carlin Complex

Production Costs

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Mine Management

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