Newmont has the strongest and most sustainable portfolio of operations, projects and exploration prospects in the gold sector. This includes the largest Reserves and Resources, with 90 percent of Reserves located in the Americas and Australia.1
These assets allow us to sequence profitable projects in our unmatched pipeline to sustain six to seven million ounces of steady gold production over a decades-long time horizon.
These projects, with rates of return greater than 20 percent, include Akyem and the Phoenix Copper Leach in 2013; the Turf Vent Shaft in 2015; Merian and Long Canyon in 2016; the Tanami Expansion in 2017; Twin Underground, Northwest Exodus and Subika Underground in 2018; as well as the Tanami Power Project and Borden in 2019. The Company also completed a value-accretive acquisition of Cripple Creek & Victor in 2015, delivering a profitable expansion at the mine in 2016.
1 Reserve percentages reflect both the closing of the Goldcorp transaction and Nevada Gold Mines joint venture. For information regarding Newmont’s historical reserves prepared in compliance with the SEC’s Industry Guide 7, see the Company’s Annual Report filed with the SEC on February 21, 2019, which is available at www.sec.gov or on the Company’s website. The reserves percentages represent gold reserves only, are based upon Newmont, Goldcorp and Barrick’s previously published reserve figures. Newmont’s reserves were prepared in compliance with Industry Guide 7 published by the United States SEC. Reserve figures for former Goldcorp sites and Barrick sites contributed to the Nevada Gold Mines joint venture by Barrick are sourced from Goldcorp’s and Barrick’s previously disclosed public information. Goldcorp and Barrick’s reserves were prepared in accordance with the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) pursuant to the requirements of the Canadian securities laws, which differ from the requirements of United States securities laws. The definitions used in NI 43-101 are incorporated by reference from the CIM Definition Standards adopted by CIM Council on May 10, 2014 (the “CIM Definition Standards”). U.S. reporting requirements are governed by the SEC Industry Guide 7, as followed by Newmont. These reporting standards have similar goals in terms of conveying an appropriate level of confidence in the disclosures being reported, but embody different approaches and definitions. For example, the terms “Mineral Reserve”, “Proven Mineral Reserve” and “Probable Mineral Reserve” are Canadian mining terms as defined in NI 43-101, and these definitions differ from the definitions in Industry Guide 7. Under Industry Guide 7 standards, a “final” or “bankable” feasibility study is typically required to report reserves or cash flow analysis to designate reserves. Further, under Industry Guide 7, mineralization may not be classified as a “reserve” unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. Newmont has not been involved in the preparation of Goldcorp’s or Barrick’s reserve or resource estimates. Accordingly, Newmont assumes no responsibility for Barrick’s estimates. Investors are reminded that Goldcorp reserve estimates remain subject to review and adjustment in accordance with Newmont and SEC standards. No assurances can be made that all Goldcorp reserves will be recognized as Newmont Goldcorp reserves.