巴里克是巴里克黄金公司（Barrick Gold Corporation）的品牌。
巴里克黄金公司（Barrick Gold Corporation，TSX: ABX, NYSE: ABX) ）由彼得·蒙克(Peter Munk)创建于于1983年，其总部在加拿大多伦多，是全球最大的黄金生产商之一，旗下四个地区27座矿场06年黄金产量为864万盎司。主要在全世界从事黄金的勘探，开发，生产和销售。
Barrick Gold Corporation
Barrick Gold Corporation is the gold industry leader, with a portfolio of operating mines and projects located across five continents, as well as large land positions on some of the most prolific mineral trends. The Company has:
The gold industry’s only ‘A’ rated balance sheet;
The gold industry’s largest production, reserves and market capitalization;
Three advanced projects in construction expected to contribute 2.6 million ounces of low cost annual production once at full capacity1; and
An unwavering commitment to safe and responsible mining.
Barrick generated $2.2 billion of operating cash flow in 2008; had $1.4 billion in cash; and a $1.5 billion undrawn line of credit as at December 31, 2008.
With the industry’s largest production of 7.7 million ounces in 2008 and largest reserves of 138.5 million ounces, Barrick offers investors exceptional leverage to higher gold prices. The Company also has 6.4 billion pounds of copper reserves and 1.09 billion ounces of contained silver within gold reserves as at December 31, 2008.
Barrick is committed to sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and a culture of safety. Barrick was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – World in 2009 for the second consecutive year and maintained its listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America for the third year in a row.
In 2008, Barrick produced 7.66 million ounces of gold at cash costs of $443 per ounce2 (net cash costs of $337 per ounce3). In addition, the Company produced 370 million pounds of copper at a total cash cost of $1.19 per pound. For 2009, Barrick is expecting gold production of 7.2 - 7.6 million ounces and copper production of approximately 375 - 400 million pounds. Total cash costs are expected to be $450 - $475 per ounce2 (net cash costs of $360 - $385 per ounce3) and $1.25 - $1.35 per pound of copper. For 2010, the Company expects production to increase to about 7.7 - 8.1 million ounces at expected lower total cash costs with new production from Cortez Hills.
Barrick shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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In 2008, Barrick met original gold production guidance and generated record operating cash flow of $2.2 billion. Early in the year, the Company acquired the remaining 40% interest in the highly prospective Cortez property in Nevada. Three advanced projects, Buzwagi, Cortez Hills, and Pueblo Viejo, are in construction and are expected to contribute lower cost production over the next three years.
In 2007, Barrick met original production and cost guidance, and expanded its project pipeline with the addition of a 51% interest in the large gold-copper deposit, Cerro Casale, from the acquisition of Arizona Star.
The Company also expanded its footprint in the highly prospective region of Papua New Guinea with the purchase of an additional 20% stake in the Porgera mine (bringing total ownership to 95%) and an exploration land package of more than 5,300 square kilometers.
In 2006, Barrick acquired Placer Dome Inc., adding twelve new mines and a number of advanced exploration and development projects to its global portfolio. The combined Company has the size, scale and financial strength to capitalize on industry opportunities and deliver value from its assets, people and projects.
In 2005, Barrick met its original production and cash cost targets and completed development of three new mines on schedule and largely within budget, and continued to make progress with its other development projects. These new mines made a significant contribution to production, earnings and cash flow for the Company.
In 2004, Barrick met its original production and cash cost targets and made significant progress with its development projects. During 2004, the Company also increased reserves through the continued success of its exploration and district-development strategies.
In 2003, Barrick met its production and total cash cost targets for the year, advanced its development projects, and implemented a new organization design using Regional Business Units in keeping with the Company’s growing global footprint.
In 2002, Barrick announced a significant grassroots discovery, Lagunas Norte, on its Alto Chicama District in north-central Peru, which it had acquired earlier. The Company also created a unified district, the Frontera District, which straddles the Chile-Argentina border and contains both Pascua-Lama and Veladero. Pascua-Lama is one of the largest undeveloped gold and silver mining properties in the world.
In 2001, Barrick merged with Homestake Mining Company, and added mines in North America, South America and Australia to its global portfolio. The Australian assets included Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM), a joint venture property, plus three operating mines and the Cowal Property, currently in development. The Barrick-Homestake merger created a combined company with the industry’s only A-rated balance sheet, a portfolio of large, low-cost properties, and commanding land positions in prolific gold-producing regions of the world.
In 2000, in an extension of its district development approach, Barrick acquired Pangea Goldfields Inc., a mining exploration company with properties in Tanzania, Canada and Peru. As part of the acquisition, the Company acquired a 70 percent interest in the Tulawaka exploration property, located 200 road kilometres from the Bulyanhulu Mine. Barrick took Tulawaka through the development phase, and brought it into production in first quarter, 2005.
In 1999, Barrick expanded to Africa, acquiring Sutton Resources Ltd., an exploration company with mineral properties in Tanzania, including the Bulyanhulu Gold Project. At the time of acquisition, the project’s gold reserves were 3.8 million ounces. Eighteen months later, Barrick had increased reserves to 10 million ounces and currently stands at 10.6 million ounces. Bulyanhulu began production in April 2001.
In 1996, Barrick expanded its South American presence, acquiring Arequipa Resources Ltd., which had exploration properties in Peru, including Pierina. Within four months, Barrick had confirmed 6.5 million ounces of gold into reserves. Pierina began production in November 1998.
In 1994, in a move aimed at ensuring growth in reserves and production, Barrick expanded beyond its North American base when it acquired Lac Minerals, Ltd., an international gold mining company with operating mines in Canada, the United States and Chile. The acquisition gave Barrick control of the El Indio Belt and an interest in the Veladero Project in Argentina.