One of the largest open-pit gold mines in the continent of America, The Omai gold mine, is located in Guyana.
The country also has some unique endemic species of animals and plants. As an example, the giant otter and harpy eagle.
Cricket is a major sport in Guyana and it is a part of the West Indies Cricket team. Also, Guyana hosted international cricket matches as part of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.