Barrick is the world’s largest gold producer, with a portfolio of 26 operating mines, advanced exploration and development projects located across five continents, and large land positions on the most prolific and prospective mineral trends. The Company also has the largest reserves in the industry, with about 140 million ounces of proven and probable – more...gold reserves, 6.5 billion pounds of copper reserves and 1.07 billion ounces of silver contained within gold reserves1 as of December 31, 2010.
Barrick’s vision is to be the world’s best gold mining company by finding, acquiring, developing and producing quality reserves in a safe, profitable and socially responsible manner.
The Company has the gold industry’s only ‘A’ rated balance sheet, which positions it well to fund its project pipeline and seize other attractive exploration and acquisition opportunities as they may arise. Barrick was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – World for the third consecutive year in 2010 and maintained its listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America, for the fourth year in a row. Barrick also became the only Canadian mining company to be ranked among the top 100 companies in the world for its sustainability and performance by the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index.
Barrick’s Australia Pacific region is comprised of the following 8 operating mines — Kalgoorlie (50% interest); Kanowna, Plutonic, and Yilgarn South (Granny Smith, Darlot and Lawlers) in Western Australia; Cowal in New South Wales; and Porgera (95%) in Papua New Guinea. – less