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Seabridge Gold, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of gold and mineral properties in Canada and the United States. The company acquires gold mining assets, including developed resources, and shutdown or suspended projects. As of December 31, 2004, it had 100% interest in the Courageous Lake Project located in the Northwest Territories, Canada; Kerr-Sulphurets project located in the Iskut-Stikine River region; Quartz Mountain Gold Project located in Lake County, Oregon; Grassy Mountain gold project located in eastern Oregon; Red Mountain Gold Project located near Stewart, British Columbia; Castle/Black Rock gold project in Esmeralda County, Nevada; and Stonewall project located in Nye County, Nevada. In addition, Seabridge Gold, through its 100% owned subsidiary, Pacific Intermountain Gold, Inc., holds interests in approximately 30 claim blocks near Tonopah, Nevada; and a 100% leasehold interest in the Hog Ranch gold project in northern Nevada. The company was incorporated in 1979 as Chopper Mines, Ltd. It changed its name to Dragoon Resources, Ltd. in 1984 and then to Seabridge Resources, Ltd. in 1998. Further it changed its name to Seabridge Gold, Inc. in 2002. Seabridge Gold is based in Toronto, Canada.
Entree Gold, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and copper prospects in Mongolia. It holds 100% interests in the Lookout Hill property comprising 179,590 hectares located in southern Mongolia; the Khatsavch property covering 632 hectares located in located in Khanbogd and Bayan Ovoo Soums, Mongolia; and the Manlai property located in southern Mongolia. The company also has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Sol Dos copper prospect, located in the Safford district, of south-eastern Arizona. In addition, it holds an option to purchase the Oyut Tolgoi copper property along with Asgat Uul and Onts Uul licenses in western Mongolia. The company was incorporated in 1995 as Timpete Mining Corporation. It changed its name to Entree Resources, Inc. in 2001 and to Entree Gold, Inc. in 2002. Entree Gold is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
COMPANIA MINA BUENAVENTURA S.A (BVN)
Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. engages in the mining, processing, development, exploration, and sale of gold, silver, and other metals in Peru. The company operates three mines, including Julcani, Orcopampa, and Uchucchacua; and has controlling interests in three mining companies, which have controlling interests in the Antapite, Colquijirca, Ishihuinca, Shila, and Paula mines. It also owns an electric power transmission company that provides electric power to the company and to other mining companies in the area, as well as owns an engineering services consulting company that provides mining sector geological, engineering, design, and construction consulting services. In addition, the company owns a 43.65% interest in Minera Yanacocha S.R.L., which operates a gold mine in South America; and various other mining companies. Compania de Minas Buenaventura was established in 1953 and is based in Lima, Peru.
NORTHERN DYNASTY MINERALS LTD (NAK)
Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral exploration properties. The company's principal focus is on the Pebble Gold-Copper-Molybdenum Project. The Pebble property is located in Alaska near the village of Iliamna, approximately 235 miles southwest of Anchorage. The company owns 80% interest together with the right to acquire the remaining 20% of the Pebble project. This property forms a continuous block consisting of 1,331 mineral claims totaling 39,600 hectares (98,000 acres). Northern Dynasty was incorporated in May 1983 under the name Dynasty Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Northern Dynasty Explorations, Ltd. in November 1983. Further, the company changed its name to Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. in 1994. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.
EXETER RESOURCE CORPORATION (XRA)
Exeter Resource Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery and development of epithermal gold-silver properties in South America. It holds an options to acquire 100% interest in the Don Sixto gold project covering 613.7 square kilometers located 370 kilometers south of the city of Mendoza, in Mendoza Province in Argentina; the Agua Nueva property covering approximately 170 square kilometers in the Mendoza Province, Argentina; the La Ramada property covering 2.4 square kilometers in the La Rioja Province, Argentina; and the Rosarita South property covering 42.8 square kilometers in the San Juan Province, Argentina. The company also owns interests in various properties in Argentina, including Cerro Moro epithermal gold project covering 153 square kilometers located in north-eastern Santa Cruz Province, approximately 70 kilometers southwest of Puerto Deseado; the Cerro Puntudo project covering 235 square kilometers located 100 kilometers west of the Cerro Vanguardia mine in Santa Cruz; Verde silver project located in western Santa Cruz Province; the Calandria project located in the Santa Cruz Province; the Estelar projects covering 67 square kilometers located in central, western Argentina; the Quispe project covering 30 square kilometers located in southwestern Catamarca province in northwest Argentina; the Rosarita project covering 30 square kilometers located in San Juan Province; and the El Salado property covering 9 square kilometers located 200 kilometers north of San Juan City in San Juan Province, Argentina. In addition, it holds interests in the Caspiche gold and silver discovery located in northern Chile; and options to acquire exploration targets in Magallanes, Southern Chile. The company was founded as Square Gold Explorations, Inc. in 1984. It changed its name to Glacier Resources, Inc. in 1987; to Golden Glacier Resources, Inc in 1988; and to Exeter Resource Corporation in 2002. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED (AEM)
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited engages in the mining, exploration, and development of gold properties in northwestern Quebec, Canada; the western United States; and Northern Mexico. It has three divisions: LaRonde, Regional Development, and Exploration. The LaRonde division consists of the LaRonde Mine and the adjacent El Coco and Terrex properties, each of which is 100% owned and operated by the company. The LaRonde Mine is situated approximately 35 miles west of the City of Val d'Or in northwestern Quebec in the municipalities of Preissac and Cadillac. As of December 31, 2004, this division had proven and probable mineral reserves of approximately 5.1 million ounces of contained gold. The Regional Development division focuses on the development and management of the company's advanced projects in the Abitibi region. It is responsible for operations in the LaRonde II, Lapa, and Goldex projects. The Exploration division focuses its activities primarily on the identification of new mineral reserve, mineral resource, and development opportunities in the proven producing regions of Canada, with a particular emphasis on northwestern Quebec. It manages exploration on 56 properties in central and eastern Canada, and the western United States, including properties acquired from Contact Diamond Corporation. In addition, Agnico-Eagle Mines, has interest in the Suurikuusikko gold deposit in Finland; and Pinos Altos project, located on a 27,000 acre property in the Sierra Madre gold belt, 170 miles west of the city of Chihuahua in northern Mexico. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
LIHIR GOLD LIMITED (LIHR)
Lihir Gold Limited engages in the exploration for, and mining and processing of gold in the Australasian region. It operates gold mines and processing facilities on the island of Lihir, 900 kilometers north-east of Port Moresby in New Ireland province of Papua New Guinea. The company also holds a suite of exploration projects in and around the Ballarat region, approximately 100 kilometers west of Melbourne, Victoria. Lihir Gold was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Eldorado Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, extraction, processing, and reclamation of gold properties principally in Brazil, Turkey, and the People's Republic of China. Its primary properties consist of the Sao Bento gold mine, which consists of 1 mining concession covering an area of approximately 800 hectares, located near Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil; The Kisladag project that consists of 1 pre operating license, having an area of approximately 15,717 hectares, located in Usak Province in western Turkey; and owns a 100% interest in the Efemcukuru project, consisting of 2 pre operation licenses covering approximately 3,072 hectares, located near the coast of western Turkey. The company also owns interests in Tanjianshan project in Qinghai Province, the People's Republic of China. As of December 31, 2004, it had proved or provable reserves of 6,153,000 ounces of gold. The company was incorporated in 1992 under the name Eldorado Corporation, Ltd. and changed its name to Eldorado Gold Corporation in 1996. Eldorado Gold Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
MIRAMAR MINING CORPORATION (MNG)
Miramar Mining Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of gold bearing mineral properties. It owns the Hope Bay project, a gold exploration project located in Nunavut, Canada. The Hope Bay project area comprises 64 mineral claims and 9 mining leases. The company was incorporated in 1983 under the name Miramar Energy Corporation and changed its name to Miramar Mining Corporation in 1989. Miramar Mining is based in North Vancouver, Canada.
Aurizon Mines, Ltd. operates as a gold mining company with operations, development, and exploration activities in the gold producing Abitibi region of north-western Quebec. It owns a 100% interest in the Casa Berardi property located approximately 95 kilometer north of the town La Sarre in the province of Quebec. The company was incorporated as 343318 B.C., Ltd. in April 1988 and changed its name to Aurizon Mines, Ltd. in August 1988. Aurizon Mines is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC (AAUK)
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BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION (ABX)
Barrick Gold Corporation operates as a gold mining company with operating and development properties in the United States, Canada, Australia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Tanzania. The company has 100% interest in Goldstrike Property, Nevada; Eskay Creek Mine, British Columbia; Holt-McDermott Mine, Ontario; Pierina Mine, Peru; Plutonic Mine, Western Australia; Darlot Mine, Western Australia; Lawlers Mine, Western Australia; and Bulyanhulu Mine, Tanzania. Barrick Gold also has interests in various other properties, such as Round Mountain Mine, Nevada; Hemlo Property, Ontario; Marigold Mine, Nevada; Kalgoorlie Mine, Western Australia; and Kalgoorlie Mine, Western Australia. As of December 31, 2004, it had 89.1 million ounces of total proven and probable gold and mineral reserves. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (GOLD)
Randgold Resources Limited engages in the mining, exploration, and development of mineral properties, primarily gold principally in West and East Africa. Its properties primarily include Loulo mine, located in Mali; and Tongon project located in Cote d'Ivoire. As of December 31, 2004, the company had proven and probable reserves of approximately 2.51 million ounces of gold. Randgold was incorporated in 1995 and is based in St. Helier, Channel Islands.
PACIFIC RIM MINING CORP NEW (PMU)
Pacific Rim Mining Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metals properties, primarily gold and silver. Its principal property is the El Dorado gold property located in El Salvador. In addition, the company holds exploration license for Santa Rita Gold Project, El Salvador; a 49% joint venture interest in the Denton Rawhide Mine, Nevada; a 100% interest in San Francisco Property, Argentina, as well as interest in Carrera and Colina Gold Projects, Chile. Pacific Rim Mining Corp. is based in Vancouver, Canada.
ARIZONA STAR RESOURCES CORP(F) (AZS)
Arizona Star Resource Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties, primarily gold and copper in Chile. It owns a 51% interest in the Aldebaran property, which includes the Cerro Casale deposit comprising the Horus 1-280, Olimpo 1-293, Marte 1-300, Cachito 1-1,298, and Nevado 1-840 mineral claims totaling approximately 15,000 hectares located at the southern end of the Maricunga Mining District of Chile. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
RUBICON MINERALS CORP (RBY)
Rubicon Minerals Corporation engages in the acquisition and exploration of gold and base metal deposits in Canada, the United States, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The company has properties in the Red Lake gold camp, in the Province of Ontario and various district-scale gold exploration properties in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It also has a 60.4% investment in Toquima Minerals Corporation that holds gold and base metal exploration properties in the States of Nevada and Alaska in the United States, as well as 35.6% interest in Africo Resources, Ltd., which controls an option to acquire a 75% interest in a copper-cobalt resource located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The company was formed in March 1996 as 515006 B.C., Ltd. and changed its name to Rubicon Minerals Corporation in April 1996. Rubicon Minerals Corporation is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Meridian Gold, Inc. engages in the mining and exploration of gold, silver, and other precious metals. It holds a 100% interest in El Penon mine, which consists of approximately 750,000 square kilometers of contiguous mineral concessions in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The company also has advanced stage exploration programs in Chile, in Argentina at Esquel gold project, and in Nevada at Rossi property, as well as early stage exploration programs primarily in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, and Nicaragua. As of December 31, 2004, it had total proven and probable reserves of approximately 4.4 million ounces of gold, consisting of 2 million ounces at the El Penon mine and 2.3 million ounces at the Esquel project. The company was founded in 1972. It was formerly known as 3232701 Canada, Inc. and changed its name to Vulcan Gold, Inc. in April 1996. Further, it changed its name to Meridian Gold, Inc. in June 1996. The company is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD (GSS)
Golden Star Resources, Ltd. engages in the mining, exploration, and production of gold primarily in Ghana, West Africa. The company, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, owns or holds interests in Bogoso/Prestea property, an operating property; the Wassa property, a development stage property; and the Prestea Underground property, an exploration property; as well as in the Mampon project, a development stage project in West Africa. In addition, it owns or holds interests in Akropong Trend property and Obuom property in West Africa, as well as in Saramacca property, Bon Espoir property, and Paul Isnard property in South America. Golden Star Resources was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.
GOLDCORP INCORPORATED (GG)
Goldcorp, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and operation of precious metal properties in North and South America, and in Australia. The company owns one gold deposit, Red Lake mine, located in Ontario, Canada. It also has 100% interests in the Luismin gold/silver mines in Mexico; Peak gold mine in Australia; and Wharf gold mine in South Dakota, the United States. In addition, the company has a 37.5% interest in the Alumbrera gold/copper mine in Argentina. Goldcorp is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
SOLITARIO RESOURCES CORPORATION (XPL)
Solitario Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties principally in Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. The company involves in the exploration for minerals in Latin America, focusing on precious and base metals, including gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, lead, and zinc. It holds interests in the Bongara zinc project, Peru; Yanacocha Royalty Property, Peru; Pedra Branca Platinum Group Metals Project, Brazil; Mercurio Gold Property, Brazil; Pachuca Real silver-gold property, Mexico; Amazonas Zinc Property, Peru; Corazon gold property, Mexico; Titicayo silver property, Bolivia; Triunfo gold-silver-lead-zinc property, Bolivia; and the Santiago exploration project in Southern Peru. It has a strategic alliance with Newmont Overseas Exploration Limited to explore gold in South America. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Richmont Mines, Inc. engages in exploration, operation, financing, and development of mineral properties, principally gold, in Canadian provinces of Quebec, Newfoundland, and Ontario. Its properties in Quebec include Beaufor mine and its adjacent properties, including Pascalis, Perron, Colombiere, and Courvan properties; East Amphi, Monique, Camflo Northwest, Camflo mill, and Wasamac properties; and Francoeur mine. The company's properties in Ontario include Island Gold, Sewell, and Cripple Creek properties. Its Newfoundland properties include Valentine Lake and Hammerdown mines. The company was founded in 1981 by Jean-Guy Rivard. It was formerly known as Rouyn Mining Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Richmont Mines, Inc. in 1991. The company is headquartered in Rouyn-Noranda, Canada.
KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION (KGC)
Kinross Gold Corporation engages in the mining and processing of gold and silver ore; and the exploration for, and the acquisition of, gold bearing properties primarily in the Americas and Russia. The company has interests in 13 mines on 4 continents, as well as a pipeline of advanced exploration and development projects. It has various ownership interests in the properties, including Fort Knox Mine, Kettle River, and Round Mountain in the United States; Lupin, Porcupine, New Britannia, Aquarius, George-Goose Lake, and Musselwhite in Canada; Kubaka in Russia; Blanket in Zimbabwe; Paracatu and Crixas in Brazil; and La Coipa and Refugio in Chile. The company sells its gold to banks, bullion dealers, and refiners. Kinross was founded in 1972. It was formed as a result of the amalgamation of Plexus Resources Corporation, 1021105 Ontario Corp, and CMP Resources, Ltd. The company has its principal executive offices in Toronto, Canada.
Royal Gold, Inc. engages in the acquisition and management of precious metals royalties. The company primarily derives its royalties from three mines in Nevada that include the Pipeline Mining Complex that include the Pipeline and South Pipeline gold deposits; the Leeville project; and portions of the Betze-Post mine. It also has producing royalties on the Troy mine in Montana, the Martha mine in Argentina, and the Bald Mountain mine in Nevada. In addition, the company owns royalty interests in various properties located in Lander County, Eureka County, Pershing County, Elko County, and Humboldt County, Nevada, as well as in eastern California; Santa Cruz Province, Argentina; and Russia. Royal Gold was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC NEW (NG)
NovaGold Resources, Inc., a natural resource company, engages in the exploration and development of gold properties in North America. Its mineral properties include Donlin Creek gold property in Alaska; the Galore Creek gold-silver-copper property in northwest British Columbia held through SpectrumGold; and the Rock Creek and Nome Gold properties, Nome, Alaska; and the Nome Gold property, Nome, Alaska. The Donlin Creek property contains a measured and indicated resource estimated at 11 million ounces of gold and an inferred resource estimated at 14.3 million ounces of gold. The Galore Creek property contains an indicated resource estimated at 3.6 million ounces of gold and 4.0 billion pounds of copper, and an inferred resource estimated at 1.4 million ounces of gold and 0.9 billion pounds of copper. The Rock Creek property contains a measured and indicated resource estimated at 0.55 million ounces of gold and an inferred resource estimated at 0.56 million ounces of gold. The company was incorporated in December 1984, as 1562756 Nova Scotia Limited and changed its name to NovaCan Mining Resources (l985) Limited in January 1985, and then to NovaGold Resources, Inc. in March 1987. The company has its principal executive offices in Vancouver, Canada.
Yamana Gold, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development and operation of mineral properties in Brazil and Argentina. Its properties include Fazenda Brasileiro Mine, Fazenda Nova Mine, Sao Francisco Project, Sao Vicente Project, and Chapada Project in Brazil. The company also holds exploration gold properties in the eastern part of Santa Cruz Province in the Patagonian region of Argentina, and the Cumaru and Gradaus properties in Brazil. Its other properties in Argentina include Martinetas and other Micmar, La Paloma (Syrah), and Estrella and Condor properties. As of December 31, 2004, Yamana Gold had 357,817 tonnes of gold reserves; 297,148 tonnes of copper reserves. The company, formerly known as Yamana Resources, Inc., was founded in 1980. It changed its name to Yamana Gold, Inc. in 2003. Yamana Gold is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Orezone Resources, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the investigation, acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. It primarily explores gold properties, primarily Essakan, Sega, Bondi, and Golden Hill permits in Burkina Faso, west Africa. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned interests in 15 properties covering a total of 4,000 square kilometers in Burkina Faso, as well as a permit of approximately 2,000 square kilometers in Niger, and 2 permits totaling 256 square kilometers in Mali. The company was incorporated as Garde, Societe dexploration miniere, inc. in 1989 and changed its name to Orezone Resources, Inc. in 1995. Orezone Resources is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.
TAN RANGE EXPLORATION CORP (TRE)
Tan Range Exploration Corporation, a natural resource company, engages in the acquisition of interests in, and the exploration of natural resource properties. It primarily focuses on exploration for gold properties in Tanzania. The company' properties primarily include Itetemia property, consisting of 7 contiguous prospecting licenses covering approximately 174 square kilometers, located in the Mwanza region of the Lake Victoria Greenstone Region, Tanzania; Luhala property, comprising 10 prospecting licenses covering approximately 128 square kilometers, located in Misungwi district of Mwanza region of Tanzania; Lunguya property, consisting of 7 prospecting licenses covering approximately 323 square kilometers, located in the Kahama district of Tanzania; and Tulawaka project, consisting of 15 prospecting licenses covering approximately 391 square kilometers, located in the district of Kagera region of Tanzania. Tan Range Exploration also holds interests in Lake Victoria Goldfield properties, consisting of 141 prospecting licenses in the Lake Victoria Goldfields Belts of north-western Tanzania, covering approximately 11,570 square kilometers; Kibara Property in the Lake Victoria goldfields of northwest Tanzania; and Shinyanga property in the southeastern portion of the Lake Victoria Greenstone Belt in Tanzania. The company was incorporated in 1990 as 424547 Alberta, Ltd. and changed its name to Tan Range Exploration Corporation in 1991. Tan Range Exploration is based in Sharon, Connecticut.
CLAUDE RESOURCES INC (CGR)
Claude Resources, Inc. operates as a gold mining, and oil and gas company in Canada. The company, through its subsidiary, 3377474 Canada, Inc., engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal properties primarily in northern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario. It owns Seabee gold mine in Saskatchewan and Madsen gold mine in northwestern Ontario. The company also owns Currie Rose properties. Claude Resources, through its other subsidiary, 574095 Alberta, Ltd., involves in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas principally in Alberta and southeastern Saskatchewan. As of December 31, 2004, it had net proved reserves of approximately 213.5 thousand barrels of oil and natural gas liquids and approximately 1,636 million cubic feet of gas. The company was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (AU)
AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold producer. Its operations comprise open-pit and underground mines, and surface reclamation plants located in South Africa, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. As of December 31, 2004, the company had approximately 79 million ounces of proven and probable gold ore reserves. In addition, it sells silver, uranium oxide, and sulphuric acid. AngloGold Ashanti has an exploration alliance with Westmag, Ltd. to undertake regional gold prospectivity assessments and project opportunity reviews from eastern Europe to Iran, incorporating the Pontides and Caucasus belts, using matching funding. The company was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION (HOLDING COMPANY) (NEM)
Newmont Mining Corporation primarily engages in the acquisition, production, and exploration of gold properties. The company has mining operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Canada, Uzbekistan, Bolivia, New Zealand, Ghana, and Mexico. As of December 31, 2004, Newmont had 92.4 million equity ounces of proven and probable gold reserves and an aggregate land position of approximately 51,500 square miles. The company also engages in silver, copper, and zinc production, as well as in merchant banking operations. Its merchant banking business includes portfolio management, such as providing in-house investment banking and advisory services. Newmont Mining Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
IAMGOLD CORPORATION (IAG)
IAMGold Corporation engages in the exploration, development, and production of precious mineral resource properties worldwide. The company has an indirect 38% interest in Sadiola Gold Mine in the Republic of Mali, West Africa; an indirect 40% interest in Yatela Gold Mine in the Republic of Mali, West Africa; an indirect 18.9% interest in Tarkwa Gold Mine in Ghana; and an indirect 18.9% interest in Damang Gold Mine in Ghana, as well as owns 100% interest in Quimsacocha property in Ecuador. IAMGold also has a 1% royalty interest on the Diavik diamond property located in the Northwest Territories, Canada; and a 0.72% net smelter return royalty on the Williams mine located in Ontario, Canada. As of December 31, 2004, the company held 146,648 ounces of gold. The company was founded as IAMGold International African Mining Gold Corporation in 1990 and changed its name to IAMGold Corporation in 1997. IAMGold is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Gold Fields Limited engages in the exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting of gold primarily in South Africa, Ghana, and Australia. It owns Driefontein operation that consists of seven shaft systems and three gold plants in Gauteng Province near Carletonville; Kloof operation, which consists of five shaft systems and two gold plants in Gauteng Province; and Beatrix operation with four shaft systems and two gold plants in Free State Province near Welkom and Virginia. The company also owns Tarkwa mine, which comprises various open pit operations with two heap leach recovery facilities, and a SAG mill and CIL plant; and Damang mine, which consists of open pit operations with a CIL plant in southwestern Ghana. In addition, it holds interests in St. Ives and Agnew mines located in the state of Western Australia. As of June 30, 2005, Driefontein operation produced 1.2 million ounces of gold; Kloof produced 1.0 million ounces of gold; Beatrix operation produced 0.6 million ounces of gold; Tarkwa and Damang mines produced 0.9 million ounces of gold; St. Ives and Agnew mines produced 0.7 million ounces of gold. The company also engages in the exploration of platinum group metals in Finland. Gold Fields was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
U.S. GOLD CORPORATION (UXG)
US Gold Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and sale of gold, silver, and other precious metals primarily in the United States. The company's activities include exploration, land acquisition, geological evaluation, and feasibility studies of properties, as well as developing and constructing mining, and processing facilities; and mining, processing, and selling gold, and other metals and by-products. It holds a 100% interest in the Tonkin gold property located in Eureka County, Nevada. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns an exploratory property portfolio covering approximately 890 square miles of mineral rights in Mexico; holds mineral interests in the Elko, Eureka, Lander, and Pershing counties in Nevada; and owns 18 mineral properties located in the Cortez Trend, Neveda. US Gold Corporation was founded in 1979 as Silver State Mining Corporation and changed its name to U.S. Gold Corporation in 1988. Later, the company changed its name to US Gold Corporation in 2007. The company is based in Lakewood, Colorado.
Banro Corporation in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal projects located in the South Kivu and Maniema provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 100% interest in four gold properties located in Twangiza, Lugushwa, Namoya, and Kamituga. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
CARDERO RESOURCE CORPORATION (CDY)
Cardero Resource Corp. and its subsidiaries, engage in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Argentina, Mexico, and Peru. Its properties consist of iron-ore, gold, sliver, and copper metals. The company's properties include Sirena, Coahuila, Crockite IOCG, Baja IOCG, Franco, and La Zorra Projects in Mexico; Cerro Juncal, Cerro Atajo, Cavok, Huachi, Organullo, and Mina Angela properties in Argentina; and Marcona, Pampa de Pongo, Katanga, Iron Sands, and Lircay projects in Peru. The company was incorporated as Halley Resources, Ltd. in 1985 and changed its name to Rugby Resources Limited in 1991. Its name was further changed to Euro-Ad Systems, Inc. in 1993; Sun Devil Gold Corp. in 1997; and to Cardero Resource Corp. in 1999. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.
GAMMON LAKE RESOURCES INC (GRS)
Gammon Lake Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and silver deposits in Canada and Mexico. Its mineral interests comprise 44 mining concessions located in the municipality of Ocampo. The company was incorporated in 1986 as Golden Rock Explorations, Inc. and changed its name to Gammon Lake Resources, Inc. in 1998. Gammon Lake Resources is headquartered in Dartmouth, Canada.
CRYSTALLEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (KRY)
Crystallex International Corporation engages in the exploration for, mining, and production of gold. It conducts these activities primarily through mineral concessions that it owns or controls in Venezuela. The company's principal asset is its interest in the Las Cristinas Project located in Bolivar State, Venezuela. Its other assets include the Tomi operations; the Lo Incréible operations, which include the La Victoria deposit; and the Revemin mill and the Albino project also located in Bolivar State. As of December 31, 2004, the Las Cristinas Project had 333,638 tonnes of proven and probable gold reserves. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Gold Reserve, Inc. engages in the exploration and development of mining projects in Venezuela. Its primary mining asset includes Brisas project, a gold/copper deposit located in the Km 88 mining district of the State of Bolivar in southeastern Venezuela. As of June 30, 2005, Brisas project contained proved and probable reserves of approximately 9.2 million ounces of gold and 1.2 billion pounds of copper. The company is also conducting exploration on its Choco 5 property, a grass roots gold exploration target located in Bolivar State, Venezuela. Gold Reserve, Inc. was formed in 1956 and is based in Spokane, Washington.
NORTHGATE MINERALS CORPORATION (NXG)
Northgate Minerals Corporation (NMC) engages in the ownership, acquisition, and exploration of gold and copper properties in Canada. Its principal assets include a 100% interest in the Kemess South open pit mine and its associated infrastructure, and mineral rights located in north-central British Columbia. The company's mineral rights cover an area of 35,312 hectares and are held as 3 mining Leases covering the Kemess South and Kemess North deposits, 206 mineral claims surrounding the mining leases, and 1 mineral claim held under an option agreement. As of December 31, 2004, NMC's total proven and probable reserves were 510,700,906 tones of gold and copper. The company was incorporated in 1919 under the name Kirkland-Hudson Bay Gold Mines Limited. It changed its name to Northgate Exploration Limited in 1958 and to Northgate Minerals Corporation in 2004. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
KIMBER RESOURCES INC (KBX)
Kimber Resources, Inc., a junior resource company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Mexico. It owns interest in Monterde gold and silver property located in the Monterde Mining District in the western part of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The property includes Monterde Concessions, the El Coronel Concessions, and the Staked Concessions totaling up to 34 mineral concessions. The company also holds two properties, the Setago located in the Sierre Madre, 24 kilometers to the west of Monterde; and Pericones in Estado de Mexico. Kimber Resources was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
HARMONY GOLD MINING CO. LTD (HMY)
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited engages in gold mining and related activities, including exploration, extraction, processing, and refining in South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Peru. As of June 30, 2005, the company had 12 operating shafts in the Free State province, 3 operating shafts at Evander in the Mpumalanga province, 4 operating shafts at Randfontein in the Gauteng province, 1 open cast mine near Mafikeng in the North West province, 1 production shaft at Carltonville in the North West province, and 2 operating shafts in Orkney in the North West province in South Africa. It also has interests in two underground and open pit mines located at Mt. Magnet and South Kalgoorlie, including Jubilee and New Celebration mines in Western Australia. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, owns 100% of the Hidden Valley and Wafi deposits in Papua New Guinea. As of June 30, 2005, it had total proven and probable reserves of approximately 54.1 million ounces of gold. The company was founded in 1950 and is based in Melrose Arch, South Africa.
DRDGOLD Limited operates as a gold mining company. It engages in underground and surface gold mining, including exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting. The company's South African Operations include deep-level Blyvooruitzicht Section, East Rand Proprietary Mine Section, and Crown Section. DRDGOLD Limited Australasian Operations include Tolukuma Section and 20% interest in the unincorporated Porgera Joint Venture, which are in Papua New Guinea; and 45.33% interest in Emperor Mines Limited, as of July 30, 2004, which owns the Vatukoula gold mine in Fiji. It also has exploration projects in South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Australia. The company was founded in 1895 as Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited and is based in Randburg, South Africa.
NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD (NSU)
Nevsun Resources, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Africa. It primarily focuses on properties with gold and base metal reserves. The company's primary mineral properties include the Tabakoto property and the Segala property located in Mali, West Africa; and the Bisha property located in Eritrea, north-east Africa. Nevsun Resources was incorporated in 1965 as Hogan Mines, Ltd. and changed its name to Nevsun Resources, Ltd. in 1991. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
VISTA GOLD CORPORATION (VGZ)
Vista Gold Corp. engages in the evaluation and acquisition of gold projects with defined gold resources. The company holds interests in the Maverick Springs, Mountain View, Hasbrouck, Three Hills, Wildcat projects, and Hycroft mine in Nevada; the Long Valley project in California; the Yellow Pine project in Idaho; the Paredones Amarillos and Guadalupe de los Reyes projects in Mexico; the Amayapampa project in Bolivia; and the Awak Mas project in Indonesia. It also owns five exploration projects in Canada and approximately 25% of the shares of Zamora Gold Corp., a company exploring for gold in Ecuador. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Littleton, Colorado.