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Global Gold Corporation (GGC) is an international gold mining, development, and exploration company with mining properties in Armenia and Chile. We are committed to building shareholder value and maintaining our social and environmental responsibilities.


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Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM), based in Denver, Colorado, USA, is one of the world's largest producers of gold, with active mines in, Nevada, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, and Peru. Some smaller operations include Bolivia, Mexico, and Canada. Holdings include Battle Mountain Gold, Normandy Mining, and Franco-Nevada Corp. Newmont also has many joint venture relationships. As of December 31, 2006, Newmont produced approximately 5.9 million equity ounces of gold annually and held reserves of about 94 million of those equity ounces. Production in the Americas accounts for about 70% of the company's equity ounces, but even so, Newmont is the largest gold mining company in Australia. Newmont employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide. Other metals that the company mines include copper and silver.

Newmont Mining Corporation was founded in 1921 in New York by Colonel William Boyce Thompson as a holding company to invest in worldwide mineral, oil, and relations companies. The name Newmont was chosen by Thompson as a contraction of New York, and Montana, because, as one biographer put it, "he grew up in the latter and made his money in the former."

The company acquired interests overseas. For decades around the middle of the twentieth century Newmont had a controlling interest in the Tsumeb mine in Namibia and in the O'Okiep Copper Company in Namaqualand, South Africa.

Beginning in 1925, Newmont acquired interests in a Texas oil field. Eventually, Newmont's oil interests included more than 70 blocks in the Louisiana Gulf area and oil and gas production in the North Sea.

Newmont discovered dispersed gold at Carlin, Nevada in 1962 and began operating its first mill there in 1965 under the name Carlin Gold Mining Company. The "Carlin Trend" is the largest gold discovery in North America during the 20th century. In 1971, Newmont began using the heap leaching technology on sub-mill grade ores at Carlin. It was one of the first in the gold industry to use heap leaching. In 1986, the company's name was changed to Newmont Gold Company, and five million shares were sold publicly for US$47.5 million. Newmont Mining held a 90 percent interest.

A decade later, Newmont's assets were over US$1.9 billion and income from continuing operations reached US$338 million. In August 1987, Newmont became the target of a failed, unsolicited tender offer for control and dismemberment of the company.

After 1987, the company undertook major restructuring. This included the payment of a US$33 per share dividend to all shareholders for a total of US$2.2 billion, of which US$1.75 billion was borrowed. To reduce this debt the company undertook a divestment program involving all of its copper, oil, gas, and coal interests.

As a further step in the restructuring, the company moved its headquarters from New York City to Denver in February 1989. On January 1, 1994, Newmont Mining Corporation, and Newmont Gold Company combined assets to form a unified worldwide gold company. Shareholders of both companies had identical interests in the reserves, production, and earnings of Newmont Gold's operations.

Newmont merged with Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation (a former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway subsidiary, sold in preparation for the merger that produced the BNSF Railway[1]) to form North America's largest gold producer. And, in October 1998, Newmont Mining and Newmont Gold merged, with Newmont Mining acquiring the remaining shares of Newmont Gold that were outstanding at that time. On June 21, 2000, Newmont announced a merger with Battle Mountain Gold Company. The merger was completed in January 2001.

In February 2002, Newmont completed the acquisition of Normandy Mining Limited and Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited, making it the world's largest gold producer, at that time. Today, Newmont remains the only gold company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Newmont has been mining gold in Nevada since 1965. Nevada operations include Carlin, located west of the city of Elko on the geologic feature known as the Carlin Trend, the Twin Creeks mine, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of Golconda, the Lone Tree Complex near the town of Valmy, and the Midas mine near the town of the same name. Newmont also participates in the Turquoise Ridge joint venture with Barrick Gold, which utilizes mill capacity at Twin Creeks. The Phoenix gold/copper project, located 10 miles (16 km) south of Battle Mountain, commenced commercial production in the fourth quarter of 2006. The Leeville underground mine, located on the Carlin Trend northwest of the Carlin East underground mine, also commenced commercial production in the fourth quarter of 2006.

The properties of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L. (Yanacocha) are located approximately 375 miles (604 kilometers) north of Lima and 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cajamarca, in Peru. Yanacocha began production in 1993. Newmont holds a 51.35% interest in Yanacocha with the remaining interest held by Compaia de Minas Buenaventura, S.A.A. (43.65%) and the International Finance Corporation (5%). Yanacochas mining rights consist of concessions granted by the Peruvian government to Yanacocha and a related entity. Yanacocha currently has two active open pit mines, Cerro Yanacocha and La Quinua. In addition, reclamation and/or backfilling activities at Carachugo, San Jose and Maqui Maqui are currently underway. Yanacocha has four leach pads and three processing facilities. Yanacochas gold sales for 2006 totaled 2.6 million ounces (1.3 million equity ounces).

Pajingo. Pajingo (100% owned) is an underground mine located approximately 93 miles (150 kilometers) southwest of Townsville, Queensland and 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of the local township of Charters Towers. In 2006, Pajingo sold 174,600 ounces of gold. The mine was sold off in late 2007.

Tanami. The Tanami operations (100% owned) include The Granites treatment plant and associated mining operations, which are located in the Northern Territory approximately 342 miles (550 kilometers) northwest of Alice Springs, adjacent to the Tanami highway, and the Dead bullock Soak mining operations, approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of The Granites. The Tanami operations have been wholly-owned since April 2003, when Newmont acquired the minority interests.

Kalgoorlie. The Kalgoorlie operations comprise the Fimiston open pit (commonly referred to as the Super Pit) and Mt. Charlotte underground mine at Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 373 miles (600 kilometers) east of Perth. The mines are managed by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd for the joint venture owners, Newmont and Barrick, each of which holds a 50% interest. The Super Pit is Australias largest gold mine in terms of gold production and annual mining volume. During 2006, the Kalgoorlie operations sold 332,200 equity ounces of gold.

Martha. The Martha operations (100% owned) are located within the town of Waihi, located approximately 68 miles (110 kilometers) southeast of Auckland, New Zealand. During 2006, production commenced at the Favona underground deposit. Production at the Martha open pit will cease in 2007. The operation sold 120,300 ounces of gold during 2006. The Martha mine does not currently pay royalties. Under new royalty arrangements, however, Newmont will pay 1% of gross revenues from gold and silver sales, or 5% of accounting profit, whichever is greater, at Favona.

Boddington. Boddington is a development project located 81 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Perth in Western Australia. As of December 31, 2006 Boddington was owned by Newmont (66.67%) and AngloGold Ashanti Limited (33.33%). In March 2006, Newmont acquired Newcrest Mining Limiteds 22.22% interest in Boddington for $173.

Newmont operates the Batu Hijau mine on the island of Sumbawa in the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara through its subsidiary company P.T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara which is a joint venture between Newmont, Sumitomo Corporation and P.T. Pukuafu Indah. In 2008 the Indonesian government threatened to terminate the contract of P.T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara after accusing it of failing to meet its divestment obligations. On April 1, 2009 international arbitrators and its partner sided with Newmont rejecting Jakarta's request to have their contract revoked, which would have forced the company to walk away from the property without any compensation, instead Newmont is forced to sell a 17% stake in an Indonesian subsidiary within 180 days.[2]

The Ahafo operation (100% owned) is located in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) northwest of Accra. Ahafo poured its first gold on July 18, 2006 and commenced commercial production in August 2006. Ahafo sold 202,000 ounces of gold in 2006.

Newmont currently operates two open pits at Ahafo with total reserves contained in 15 pits. The process plant consists of a conventional mill and carbon-in-leach circuit. Ahafo reserves as of December 31, 2006, were 12.6 million equity ounces.

Newmont has one development project in Ghana, currently the subject of further optimization studies. The Akyem project is approximately 80 miles (125 kilometers) northwest of Accra. As of December 31, 2005, Newmont held an 85% interest in the Akyem project. The remaining 15% was held by Kenbert Mines Limited. In January 2006, Newmont acquired the remaining 15% interest, bringing its ownership to 100% of the Akyem project. In the second half of 2006, the Company deferred further development of Akyem, pending completion of permitting, resolution of country-wide power shortages and further engineering and optimization.

During 2006, Newmonts Canadian operations included two underground mines. Golden Giant (100% owned) is located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Marathon, Ontario, Canada, and has been in production since 1985. Mining operations at Golden Giant were completed in December 2005 with remnant mining and milling production continuing throughout most of 2006. In 2006, Golden Giant sold 59,300 ounces of gold. Holloway is located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Matheson, Ontario, and about 400 miles (644 kilometers) northeast of Golden Giant, and has been in production since 1996. In 2006, Holloway sold 26,000 ounces of gold. On November 6, 2006, Newmont completed the sale of the Holloway mine to St. Andrews Goldfields Ltd. resulting in a $13 pre-tax gain.

Newmont has a 44% interest in La Herradura, which is located in Mexicos Sonora desert. La Herradura is operated by Industriales Peoles (which owns the remaining 56% interest) and comprises an open pit operation with run-of-mine heap leach processing. La Herradura sold 79,200 equity ounces of gold in 2006.

The Kori Kollo open pit mine is on a high plain in northwestern Bolivia near Oruro, on government mining concessions issued to a Bolivian corporation, Empresa Minera Inti Raymi S.A. (Inti Raymi), in which Newmont has an 88% interest. The remaining 12% is owned by Mrs. Beatriz Rocabado. Inti Raymi owns and operates the mine. The mill was closed in October 2003 and production continued from residual leaching. In 2005, additional material from the stockpiles and Lla Llagua pit were placed on the existing leach pad and ore from the Kori Chaca pit was processed on a new leach pad. In 2006, the mine sold 113,300 equity ounces of gold.

Newmont owns 80% of Minahasa and the remaining 20% interest is a carried interest held by P.T. Tanjung Serapung, an unrelated Indonesian company. Minahasa is located on the island of Sulawesi, approximately 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) northeast of Jakarta. Mining was completed in late 2001 and gold production was completed in 2004.

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First Mining is a Canadian gold developer focused on the development and permitting of the Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario. Springpole is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Canada. The results of a positive Pre-Feasibility Study for the Springpole Gold Project were announced byFirst Mining in January 2021, and permitting activities are ongoing leading to the submission of an Environmental Impact Statement as outlined in detail on our Environmental Assessment portal. The Company also has a number of active partnerships including the Goliath Gold Complex (Treasury Metals); Pickle Crow (Auteco Minerals); and Hope Brook ( Big Ridge Gold), in addition to wholly owned properties, Cameron, Duparquet, Duquesne and Pitt.

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Monarch (TSX:GBAR; OTCQX:GBARF) is a fully integrated mining company that owns four advanced projects, namely the Beaufor, Croinor Gold, McKenzie Break and Swanson projects, all located near Monarchs wholly owned and fully permitted Beacon 750 tpd mill. Monarch owns more than 287 km2 of mining assets in the prolific Abitibi mining camp, representing a combined portfolio of 588,482 ounces of M&I gold resources, and 329,393 ounces of inferred resources.

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Troilus Gold Corp. is a Canadian based junior mining company focused on the systematic advancement and de-risking of the past-producing gold and copper Troilus Project towards production. . Troilus is located in the top rated mining jurisdiction of Quebec, Canada, where it holds a strategic land position of 1,420 km in the Frtet-Evans Greenstone Belt. Since acquiring the project in 2017, ongoing exploration success has demonstrated the tremendous scale potential of the gold system on the property with a 142% increase to estimated Indicated mineral resources and a 350% increase to estimated Inferred resources (view results HERE). The Company is advancing engineering studies following the completion of a robust Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) in 2020 (view PEA results HERE), which demonstrated the potential for the Troilus project to become a top-ranked gold and copper producing asset in Canada. Led by an experienced team with a track-record of successful mine development, Troilus is positioned to become a cornerstone project in North America.

We are the largest mineral claims holder in the highly prospective Frott-Evans Greenstone Belt, located in the low-risk mining jurisdiction of Quebec, Canada. Take a virtual tour of our project and discover why we are positioned for success.

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Led by Ross Beaty as Chair, Equinox Gold is a well-financed, multi-asset mining company and one of the only gold producers of scale operating entirely in the Americas. The company has seven operating mines and is advancing four growth projects that will significantly increase production in the near term. Equinox Gold has the properties, the people and the plan to rapidly achieve its vision of producing more than one million ounces of gold annually.

Work is underway to expand production at the Los Filos Mine Complex by developing a second underground mine and a third open-pit mine, with plans to constructa carbon-in-leach plant to complement the existing heap leach facilities.

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We are a registered and certified gold miner in Cameroon. We are among the first gold mining companies to obtain a mining permit from the Ministry of Mines, industries, and Technological Developments, abbreviated MINMIDT in French meaning Ministere des Mines, de l Industrie et du Developpement Technologique.

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Gold Oasis Corporation is an internationally recognized conglomerate with a number of subsidiaries and renowned partners. We operate in several industries including mining, construction, agriculture, infrastructure, real estate, crude oil, asset management, and others. Our Head Office is located at Yaounde, Cameroon, with other operating offices in Benin and Thailand. A key service that the company has provided for both the public and private sector was the discovery of Cameroons major Iron Ore Deposit. The company has worked extensively on exploration projects throughout Cameroon with our local partner. Our principal business region has Bartoua and Eastern Regions of Cameroon, where the company has worked on a full spectrum of projects ranging from reconnaissance surveys to advanced mineral exploration and resource drilling programs. Gold Oasis Corporation operates to the highest health and safety standards. Gold Oasis Corporation has significant in-house experience in various licensing systems and legislation.

Mining operations are complex. They arent your run-of-the-mill type projects. These billion dollar complexes consist of various interconnected projects, operating simultaneously to deliver refined commodities like gold, silver, coal, and iron ore.Unlike most occupations, mining activities are typically located in remote settings around the world. Because of the obscurity of these locations, miningUnlike most occupations, mining activities are typically located in remote settings around the world. Because of the obscurity of these locations, mining companies often build towns and buildings to facilitate miners and their families. When mining operations cease these buildings and infrastructure are usually left intact. With Halloween rapidly approaching, its that time of year we start exploring the frightening side of the mining sector. The following slideshow reveals the scariest abandoned mining towns in the world.

Gold Oasis Corporation is an internationally recognized conglomerate with a number of subsidiaries and renowned partners. Our company operates in several industries including mining, construction, agriculture, infrastructure, real estate, crude oil, asset management, and others. The Group has its head office in Yaounde, Cameroon. A key service that the company has provided for both the public and private sector was the discovery of Cameroons major Iron Ore Deposit. The company has worked extensively on exploration projects throughout Cameroon with our local partner Gold Oasis Corporation and its neighboring countries. Our principal business region has Bartoua and Eastern Regions of Cameroon, where the company has worked on a full spectrum of projects ranging from reconnaissance surveys to advanced mineral exploration and resource drilling programs.

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Gold Oasis Corporation is an internationally recognized conglomerate with a number of subsidiaries and renowned partners. Our company operates in several industries including mining, construction, agriculture, infrastructure, real estate, crude oil, asset management, and others. The Group has its head office in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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Gold Diamond Mining Corporation (GDMCORP) is a gold and diamond producer/trader, with operations in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, and West Africa. Our operations are organized in five geographic regions: North America, PAN AM (Central America, South America) Pacific, and Africa. Our Sales come from the sale of refined gold, and rough and finished diamonds. We acquire unprocessed gold ores concentrates or dor bars, produced from Minerals, refine and deliver them to our end buyers or use them for our own proprietary end user markets.

Our upstream vertically integrated operations give local governments the ability to provide enhanced products allowing them to pass on the partnership savings to their citizens and provide the building of local wealth and efficiency.

We are a wholesaler and retailer of gold, and diamond products. We are a direct source of gold and diamond products. We market these products to our global customer base, which includes e-commerce and retail and wholesale jewelers, dealers, refiners, retail customers, investors and collectors. We, or our affiliates have agreements supporting our financial and logistic services encompassing:

The Companys inhouse proprietary incubator systems provide substantial education to its dedicated inhouse staff in Mining, Robotics, Jewelry Manufacturing, CAD/CAM programs which feature a curriculum designed to teach by persistent instruction staff all the knowledge and skills necessary for mining of gold and diamond operations.

Our proprietary educational systems are geared to foster and enhance local Manpower for staffing, delivering jobs hiring, career resources, and education based on career goals in local countries this cultivates the building of long term successful, resilient businesses that lead to better returns, stronger communities and economic growth that works for everyone in the long run, releasing the trapped equity in dormant and difficult extraction commodities.

Stone Rose 's divisions are vertically integrated platforms that offer its customers in house solutions for customed tailored jewelry and production and marketing of designer jewelry and high end watches giving buyers an online experience, guidance, selection, customization capability, convenience and value.

It currently offers over 50,000 diamonds that are independently certified by third party diamond grading laboratories, typically the Gemological Institute of America, offering to those possessing characteristics associated with high-quality and specified characteristics in the areas of shape, cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.

Mr. Aranbayev is a Master Jeweler, an expert in the industry for over 20+ years, he comes from three generations of a family of well-known jewelers. Passionate of the business. His company strives not only to meet its customer expectations but exceed them, it creates quality jewelry pieces that are made to stand the test of time. He has built the infrastructure to prepare students entering the workforce, he knows how much talent the next generation has, so hes keen to mentor them in a way that fully develops them. He has made high quality jewelry for Tiffany, Harry Winston, many high net individuals and celebrities such as Jammie Fox, Jay Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Joan, Russel Simmons, Run D Mc, Collins and More.

Mr. Michel has over 30+years of extensive experience in project financing and investment banking. Expert in Construction and Development, Hotel and Leisure, Office Building, Community Development, Health Care Facility financing. Institutional Transaction Structuring, Note Financing, Work Outs and Re-Organizations, Real Property Acquisitions, Structured Finance, Securitized and non Securitized Funding, International Network of Funding, Fund Creation, Conduit Funding. Created legal and logistics infrastructure in third world countries to help them access world capital markets.

He has arranged various finance projects, structed and advised major companies in the Banking, Power and Energy, Media, Technology, Telephony and Infrastructure space. Some of his past clients are the IFC World Bank, UBS, Oracle, WestLB AG, CB Richard Ellis, Hilton Group plc (Ladbrokes), Marriot International, Central Bank of Argentina, Banco do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (BANERJ), Fannie Mae, Block Industries (NSDAQ), Encol Brazil, Prudential Securities, Sonnenblick Goldman, Grupo ICA Mexico, Blaxxun Interactive AG.

Mr. Avital is a serial entrepreneur and visionary. Proven transaction originator and contract negotiator, with 20 years of experience in real estate investments, acquisition, development, construction management. Well-versed in building science best practices for optimizing sustainability, durability, efficiency, and aesthetics utilizing advanced techniques and high-end finishes to provide value-minded construction, project management, and distribution.

Offered independent advisory and objective advice to tech startups as well as companies and individuals engaging in transactions for the purpose of growth, financing or monetization. Developed, and sold leading technology, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide to health care institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Provided water monitoring solutions for New York State and spearheaded cannabis water monitoring and filtration solutions for facilities. Developed and executed strategy for logistics and inventory management. Worked to advance a positive supply chain and powerful logistics networks. Ensured compliance with international rules and regulations. Identified key growth opportunities and spearhead projects in multiple territories.

Director and Portfolio Manager for twelve years of Dolphin Asset Management Fund (DAM), DAM clients ranged from Families to Major Corporations e.g. George Soros, Jack Nash, Bernard Selz, Tabacinic, etc. As Director and Portfolio Manager.

Over 40 years of experience in management and development of information systems. Specialist in hospital automation and clinical analysis laboratories and pathological. Specialist in Business Information (B.I) and structuring of companies and cooperative mercantile entities. He acted as a financial advisor to the state social security and as coordinator of the former housing system in Rio Grande do Sul Audited and became a partner until the year 2020 of distribution companies in the human diagnostics and hospital products. Operates nationally from the City of So Paulo associated with SRB-AMBISY, a company with headquarters in Braslia - DF developing projects for cooperatives in the interior of the country, especially in the Legal Amazon region, on the borders of Mercosur, in Duty Free Zones, family farming, coastal shipping and shipbuilding. He has a degree in Business Administration and specializes in Systems Analysis Information, by PUCRS - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in 1978, with courses in Huntsville - Alabama (USA) - in laboratory automation and in Milan - Italy in the process of automating marker systems for immunoglobulins.

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Counselor (Economic and Social Affairs), Zambia Mission to the United Nations, New York First Secretary (Economics and Financial Affairs), Zambia Mission to the United Nations, New York Liaison Officer, United Nations-Zambia Assistance Program, United Nations Secretariat, New York. Duties included drafting and negotiating resolutions aimed at mobilizing international assistance to alleviate the adverse impact of the closure of Zambia's border with Southern Rhodesia in compliance with United Nations sanctions imposed against the illegal regime of Southern Rhodesia. Representative to the Economic and Financial Committee of the United Nations General Assembly Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council Delegate to the Executive Board, United Nations Children's Fund Delegate to the Governing Council, United Nations Development Program First Secretary (Economic and Contingency Affairs), Zambia High Commission, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

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Winston Gold Closes $1,222,500 Private Placement WINNIPEG, MB / July 5, 2021 /Winston Gold Corp.(Winston Gold or the Corporation)(CSE:WGC)(OTCQB:WGMCF) is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement (the Private Placement) consisting of 16,300,000 units (the Units) at a purchase price of $0.075 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of $1,222,500. Each Unit Read More

top 10 biggest gold mining companies in the world 2021 - precious metal info

By next year, the industry may feel a little outdated and the third-world mining camps and industrial pollution is doing little to amend that reputation, but the business of gold mining is as essential to the global economy as it has ever been.

The largest gold mining companies in the world are based, generally, in places where there have been successful mining operations previously, such as in the American West, South Africa and Australia. Because there is no conclusive way to determine where the next gold strike will occur, operations can be in several locations with a plurality in Indonesia, West Africa and South America.

Overhead can be onerous for gold mining companies so illiquid assets are common. The cost of doing business is burdensome when an industry does not respect national borders. Therefore, gold mining companies often work in parts of the world where corruption is common, and allegations of international law violations are not uncommon.

We would be remiss not to point out that every company we review in this article has some sort ofenvironmentally friendly initiative that runs counter to the claims of environmental damage from poor governments who seek to make money off fines. Veracity is problematic on both ends.

It can take a new gold mine years to get into production and decades longer to become profitable. For a gold mining company to grow, it must either invest for years in a new mine, buy a smaller mining company with a promising mine or contribute capital to be cut in on the profits of an operation already being run by another mining company.

It's not difficult to invest in gold. Shares in gold mining companies can be purchased on most major trading platforms or in a mutual fund, depending on the products offered by your financial institution.

To present to you accurate summaries of the top 10 gold mining companies, we did our homework. We reviewed media coverage of the mining and metals industry, gathered information available from regulatory bodies and analyzed data furnished by national governments. Additionally, we studied media coverage alleging improper business conduct on the part of mining operations and studies conducted by Human Rights Watch and the United Nations.

We paid special attention to allegations of environmental and human rights crimes, stock prices over the last five years, forecasts for 2019 and any major developments in active mines or the acquisition of active mines.

Barrick Gold Corporation isthelargest gold mining company in the world, although its status is far from assured going forward. The company is headquartered in Toronto and operates mines in Canada, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Peru, Papua New Guinea and Chile.

Despite some far-flung operations, Barrick makes the vast majority of its revenue in the Americas. Barrick recently agreed to a lucrative mutual investment with the Chinese mining giant Shandong Gold in an effort to retain its premier status.

The company's all-in sustaining cost margins have eclipsed those of Barrick. Despite a recent pullback in share prices, projections for growth insinuate Newmont will be the industry leader in short order.

Aside from Newmont, the Johannesburg-based mining company AngloGold Ashanti represents Barrick's strongest competition for the top spot in the industry. The company has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a few remote islands in the South Pacific. Modest growth projections suggest Newmont is stronger competition for Barrick, but AngloGold Ashanti is a nascent uptrend that should hold through 2019.

The Kinross Gold Corporation is a mining company with its headquarters in Toronto and active mines in the United States, Brazil, Ghana, Mauritania and Russia. Historically, the company has expanded by conducting mergers and acquisitions to grow in new markets. That has informed projections for substantial growth in 2019 alongside their successful extant projects.

Goldcorp is one of the largest gold mining companies in Canada, with a headquarters in Vancouver and operations in Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. The company has a strong reputation as an environmentally responsible operator and a fair employer with the Canadian reputation.

The company has faced a number of legal issues, but has yet to be proven to be at fault for any major infraction common among gold mining companies. The last five years have been difficult for Goldcorp but projections for 2019 are good.

Although Newcrest Mining Limited was founded in New York, it is now among the largest gold mining companies out of Australia. The company's mines are concentrated in Australia, with ancillary operations in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Ivory Coast.

The company's second-most profitable revenue stream behind gold is copper, which Newcrest mines across the company's home country. In 2010, Newcrest merged with Lihir Gold, one of the largest Indonesian gold mining companies, to become a more competitive force in the industry.

The firm's all-in sustaining costs are the worst among the companies reviewed for this article. Polyus has overcome those costs to fuel massive increases in share price over the course of 2015 and 2016, after which the price stabilized.

Gold Fields Limited is the second-largest of South Africa's gold mining companies. The company is headquartered in Johannesburg, and it has active operations in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru.

Gold Fields has historically relied on acquisitions to expand the company's presence in regions where it is already active. The company runs a very efficient operation in terms of all-in sustaining cost compared to the largest gold mining companies in the world.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is one of the largest gold mining companies in Canada. Its headquarters are in Toronto and it has operations in Canada, Mexico and Finland. Despite a hit to share prices early in 2018, the company's share value has climbed by 18 percent since 2014. Its share price also beat third quarter earnings and revenue expectations to maintain the company's long-term uptrend.

Freeport-McMoRan is the largest of Arizona's gold mining companies. The firm operates primarily in the American West but it also has active mines in Chile, Peru, Spain and Indonesia. The company's gold business lags behindits performance in molybdenum and copper production.

In the last five years, Freeport-McMoRan's share price is down nearly 70%, but projects are in the works to put the company back on track. As of the third quarter of 2018, the company is on a nascent uptrend.

Among these companies, it is most likely Newmont will overtake Barrick in 2019 as the largest gold mining outfit on the planet and a share price to reflect its achievement. That being said, it is hard to bet against a company with the track record of a firm like Barrick, especially when you consider its new partnership with Shandong Gold.

The only other firm with a realistic shot at overtaking the reigning champion is AngloGold Ashanti, which, admittedly, does not have as strong a chance as Newmont. If the heavyweights are too thick for your blood, consider investing in Agnico Eagle or Freeport-McMoRan, dark horse companies with strong projections. No matter what, do not miss out on the gold market in 2019.