What resources does West Papua have?

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What resources does West Papua have?

ECONOMY. West Papua is rich in natural resources: gold, silver, natural gas, copper, timber, etc. The Indonesian government is exploiting these resources, ever since it took over West Papua, while few of the profits are returned to West Papuans.

Does West Papua have gold?

The Grasberg mine has the largest reserve of gold and the second-largest reserve of copper in the world. It is located in Mimika Regency, Papua, Indonesia near Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain in the country. It has 19,500 employees.

How much is the Grasberg mine worth?

Sign Up for the Copper Digest At full tilt in 2022, the Grasberg complex will produce 1.55 billion pounds (703kt) of copper and 1.6 million ounces of gold per year, which at today’s prices are worth $7.9 billion.

What is the religion of West Papua?

Faith has been a central feature of West Papuan resistance to Indonesian colonialism. Missionised in the late nineteenth century, the indigenous peoples of West Papua are now overwhelmingly Christian and their faith is a key marker of their identity and social practices.

Who owns the Grasberg gold mine?

Located in the providence of Papua, the Grasberg mine sits at an altitude of 14,000 feet in the remote highlands of the Sudiman Mountain Range. The mine is a joint venture between Freeport-McMoRan and mining juggernaut Rio Tinto, with Freeport owning 60 percent of the mine and Rio Tinto owning the remaining 40 percent.

Who owns the largest gold mine in the world?

The world’s top 10 biggest gold mines in 2020.

Mine Major owner / operator
1 Muruntau Navoi
2 Carlin Barrick
3 Olimpiada Polyus
4 Pueblo Viejo Barrick

What is the difference between Papua and West Papua?

For one, West Papua isn’t a country in its own right, it’s a province of Indonesia. While local government certainly has a say in what goes on, they are ultimately controlled by Indonesia and lack their own governmental system. Meanwhile Papua New Guinea has its own government, legislative system and Prime Minister.

Where was most gold found?

South Africa
Located in South Africa, the Witwatersrand Basin represents the richest gold field ever discovered. It is estimated the 40% of all of the gold ever mined has come out of the Basin. In 1970, South Africa’s output accounted for 79% of the world’s gold production.

How many people live in Tembagapura, Papua, Indonesia?

Tembagapura. Tembagapura is a district in Mimika, part of the Indonesian province of Papua, centered on an urban village built to support the Grasberg Mine. The population is 10,662 as of the 2010 census. The central town was established as a company town by Freeport-McMoran in the late 1960s.

Where is the copper mine in Tembagapura Indonesia?

The central town was established as a company town by Freeport-McMoran in the late 1960s. Tembaga in Indonesian means “copper”, while pura in Sanskrit is equivalent to “temple” or “town”, meaning “Copper Town”. It is situated on a rocky plain at the base of the Mount Zaagkam 1,930 metres (6,330 ft), 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the mine.

What is the weather like in Tembagapura Indonesia?

The weather is usually sunny in the morning, changing to cloudy and cool around noon. Tembagapura has a subtropical highland climate (Cfb) with heavy rainfall year-round. In Indonesian, tembaga means “copper” and pura is equivalent to “temple” or “town”, meaning “Copper Town”.

What did Freeport Indonesia do in West Papua?

Freeport Indonesia built a town in the high mountains for the people working at the mine, mill, and other mining-related facilities. A modern mining camp is much, much more than a bunch of bearded, old prospector types living in roughshod cabins.

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