The 10 Biggest Gold Producers 2013

The world's top ten gold producers 2013

According to the precious metals consultancy group, Metals Focus, Barrick Gold was the world's largest gold producer in 2013 accounting for 7.17 million ounces.

In total, the world's ten largest gold producers accounted for roughly one-third of the 89 million ounces mined globally. Four of the top ten producers are from South Africa, while three of the top five producers are headquartered in Canada.

Production numbers for each company, indicated as total gold production, can be found beside the company's name and are indicated in millions of troy ounces (Moz).

Note: 1 troy ounce equals 0.06857 pounds or 0.0311 kilograms.

Barrick Gold - 7.17 Moz


Accounting for roughly eight percent of all gold mined in 2013, Barrick Gold retained the title of largest gold producer from the year previous. The company's two main mines, the Cortez mine in Elko, Nevada and the Goldstrike mine in Eureka County, also Nevada, together accounted for one-third of Barrick's 7.17 million ounces of production.

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Newmont Mining - 5.07 Moz


Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Newmont Mining operates gold mines in the USA, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, and Peru. In 2013, the nearly 100-year-old company produced over 5 million ounces of gold, or about 5.6 percent of global mine production, and had over USD 7 billion in revenues from sales of the metal. The company's 11 open-pit and eight underground mines in Nevada account for nearly one-third of total production.

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AngloGold Ashanti - 4.11 Moz


AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. was formed following the 2004 merger of AngloGold and Ashanti Goldfields Corp. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company was the world's third largest gold producer in 2013, accounting for over 4.5 percent of global mine production. With 21 operations on four continents, AngloGold Ashanti recorded gross revenues of USD 5.7 billion for the year. An 85 percent stake in the Siguiri mine, located in Guinea, as well as the wholly-owned Cripple Creek and Victor mines, both in the US, are the company's largest producing gold assets.

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Goldcorp - 2.67 Moz

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Canada's second-largest gold miner, Goldcorp produced 2.67 million ounces in 2013, an 11 percent increase over the year prior. The company operates mines throughout the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. The Red Lake mine in Ontario is its top producer, yielding 493,000 ounces in 2013. This was closely followed by the Penasquito mine in Mexico, which produced 403,800 ounces in 2013. By-products extracted from Goldcorp's mines include silver, copper, lead, and zinc.   

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Kinross Gold - 2.55 Moz


Kinross Gold was formed following the amalgamation of three companies in 1993. The company now owns 10 active gold mines on four continents, including the Paractu mine in Brazil, the Kupol mine in Russia and the Fort-Knox mine in Texas. Producing 2.55 million ounces of gold production in 2013, Kinross Gold accounted for about 2.8 percent of total global production.

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Newcrest Mining Ltd. - 2.36 Moz


Australia's largest gold miner, Newcrest Mining, was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Melbourne. In 2013, the company's gold production increased 14 percent to 2.36 million ounces. Newcrest Mining operates mines in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Cote D'Ivoire. In Australia, the company operates the Telfer gold mine, located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, as well as the Cadia Valley Operations, located in New South Wales. These operations produced 536,342 and 592,832 ounces of gold, respectively, in fiscal 2013.

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Gold Fields Ltd. - 1.84 Moz


The second largest South African gold producer, Gold Fields Ltd. was formed in 1998 with the amalgamation of gold assets from Gold Fields of South Africa Ltd. and Gencor Ltd. Gold Fields' total production decreased by 40 percent between 2012 and 2013 as a result of the spin-off of Sibanye Gold (see Sibanye Gold below). The company's largest gold producing mine is the Tarkwa mine, located in southern Ghana, which accounted for 632,200 ounces in 2013. The South Deep Gold Mine in South Africa, meanwhile, produced 302,100 ounces and has an estimated mine life of over 70 years.

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Polyus Gold - 1.65 Moz


Polyus Gold was Russia's largest gold producer in 2013, extracting 1.65 million ounces. It's flagship Olimpiada mine, located in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region of northern Russia, is the fourth biggest gold mine in the world. In 2013, the one mine produced nearly 700,000 ounces of gold. All of Polyus' mines are located in Russia and the company had total revenue of USD 2.3 billion in 2013.

Sibanye Gold Ltd. - 1.43 Moz


Another major South African gold producer, Sibanye Gold Ltd. formed in 2013 when Gold Fields separately listed its GFI Mining South Africa unit, which was responsible for the Kloof, Driefontein, and Beatrix gold mines. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sibanye Gold also produces uranium as a by-product from its Cooke Operations. The companies main gold assets include the Driefontein and Kloof mines, which produced 603,600 and 513,700 ounces, respectively, in 2013.

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Harmony Gold - 1.14 Moz


Headquartered in Melrose Arc, South Africa, Harmony Gold is listed on the Johannesburg and New York Stock Exchanges. With operations in South Africa and Papua New Guinea, Harmony Gold was first formed in 1950. Its flagship asset is the Doornkop mine, located west of Johannesburg, which produced about 563,000 ounces in 2013.

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