Top Gold Stocks Profiles
Gold stocks are publicly traded companies involved in the mining and exploration of gold, a precious metal. Investors need to know that all gold stocks are not created equally. Whereas the mining and exploration companies can be more volatile, the physical holding stocks and ETFs can serve as a way for investors to hedge inflation, also known as a capital preservation strategy. Barchart’s Top Gold Stocks list will help traders identify and compare companies involved in the gold industry to find the best investment opportunities.
Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC is an exploration, development and mining company which focused primarily on Southern Africa. It operates in Blanket Gold Mine, Zimbabwe. Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sibanye Stillwater Limited is a precious metals mining company, with a diverse portfolio of platinum group metal and gold operations and projects. Sibanye Stillwater Limited, formerly known as Sibanye Gold Limited, is based in Westonaria, South Africa.
U.S. Gold Corp. is a publicly traded, U.S. focused gold exploration and development company. U.S. Gold Corp. has a portfolio of exploration properties.
Rio Tinto PLC is an international mining company. The Company has interests in mining for aluminum, borax, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, silver, tin, uranium, zinc, titanium, dioxide feedstock, diamonds, talc and zircon. RTZ's various mining operations are located in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Europe and Canada.
U.S. GOLD CORP. is primarily engaged in the precious metal mining business in the continental United States, however, it may also evaluate properties outside the United States.
COMPA''A DE MINAS BUENAVENTURA is a leading mining company producing precious metals and holding mining rights in Peru. Since its inception in 1953, Buenaventura has focused on exploration and exploitation activities both by its own and through joint ventures. Buenaventura also is an important shareholder of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L., one of the leading gold producers in Latin America.
NEWCREST MINING LIMITED is Australia's largest gold producer and one of the world's top ten gold mining companies by production, reserves and market capitalisation. Newcrest has a portfolio of low cost, long life operating mines, a strong pipeline of growth projects and highly prospective brown and greenfield exploration projects. The company has a substantial reserve and resource base combined with a long reserve life. Low gearing and a strong balance sheet places the company in a good position to fund major development projects and to capitalise on external growth opportunities. In addition, Newcrest is currently exploring for gold and gold-copper deposits in Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, the United States, Peru and Chile. The world class exploration team has an enviable track record of discovery as all Newcrest's mining projects were discovered by the company.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc., is engaged in mineral exploration and development; mining and milling of copper, gold, molybdenum and silver; as well as the smelting and refining of copper concentrates. The company conducts its operations primarily through its principal operating subsidiaries, PT Freeport Indonesia, Freeport-McMoRan Corporation and Atlantic Copper. PT Freeport Indonesia's principal asset is Papua, Indonesia-based Grasberg mine, which contains the world's largest copper and gold reserves. Freeport conducts its mining operations through four primary divisions - North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining and Molybdenum. In North America, Freeport operates open-pit copper mines in Arizona and New Mexico. The company also has molybdenum mines in Colorado. All of these operations are wholly owned by Freeport, except Morenci, which is under a joint venture with Freeport holding. In South America, the company has operating copper mines in Peru and in Chile.
Kinross Gold Corp. is primarily involved in the exploration and operation of gold mines and also is a leading gold mining company globally. The company's operations are located in three core regions: the Americas and West Africa. It holds major assets in Canada, the United States and Russia, and is primarily involved in the exploration and operation of gold mines. Kinross also produces and sells silver. It runs several mines, including Fort Knox, Round Mountain and Kettle River-Buckhorn in the United States, Dvoinoye and Kupol in Russia, Maricunga in Chile, and Paracatu in Brazil. The company's development projects include La Coipa in Chile and Tasiast in Mauritania. Kinross acquired subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineracao and hydroelectric power plants (Barra dos Coqueiros and Cacu) located in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA. Moreover, strategic investment in core asset will further enhance and strengthen Paracatu, which is a cornerstone asset in the company's portfolio.
Royal Gold, together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages precious metals stream and royalty interests, with a primary focus on gold. Royal Gold manages its business under two segments: Acquisition and Management of Stream Interests. A metal stream is a purchase agreement that provides, in exchange for an upfront deposit payment, the right to purchase all or a portion of one or more metals produced from a mine, at a price determined for the life of the transaction by the purchase agreement. Acquisition and Management of Royalty Interests - Royalties are non-operating interests in mining projects which provide the right to revenues or metals produced from the project after deducting specified costs, if any. Royal Gold entered into a silver mine life purchase agreement with Khoemacau Copper Mining Limited, subsidiary of Cupric Canyon Capital LP. The agreement highlights the purchase and sale of silver, produced from the Khoemacau Copper Project in Botswana.
SilverCrest Metals Inc. focuses on the acquisition, exploration, advancement and development of base mineral and precious metals properties primarily in Mexico. The company's properties consist of Las Chispas property. SilverCrest Metals Inc. is headquartered in Vancouver, BC.
Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and stream company with additional interests in silver, platinum group metals, oil & gas and other resource assets. Franco-Nevada has a diversified portfolio producing assets consisting of four larger cash-flowing assets - Antamina, Antapaccay, Candelaria and Cobre Panama and interests in advanced assets and interests in exploration stage mining properties. The company also holds interest in energy assets. The company generates major revenues from the Americas. Franco-Nevada's revenue is generated from various forms of agreements, ranging from net smelter return royalties, streams, net profits interests, net royalty interests, working interests and other types of arrangements. The company does not operate mines, develop projects or conduct exploration. Franco-Nevada's business model is focused on managing and growing its portfolio of royalties and streams.
Vale S.A., being one of the world's largest mining companies, produces iron ore, iron ore pellets, nickel, manganese ore, ferroalloys, metallurgical & thermal coal, copper, platinum group metals, gold, silver & cobalt. Vale has a logistics network integrating mines, railroads, ports & ships. It has been distributing its products across countries at very lower costs. It's striving to prevent accidents through improved standards & accelerated decommissioning of upstream dams. It's focusing on product line to capture industry trends, improving quality & productivity and controlling costs. It has diversified portfolio of high-quality products, strong-technical marketing strategy, efficient logistics and long-standing relationships with customers. Its main business lines are Ferrous Minerals,'Base Metals & Coal. The company produces metallurgical & thermal coal through Vale Mo'ambique, its subsidiary. Vale has entered into an agreement with Vulcan to sell the Moatize coal mine & the Nacala Logistics Corridor.
Wheaton Precious Metals is one of the largest precious metal streaming companies in the world that generates its revenues primarily from the sale of gold, silver and palladium. As of December 31, 2020, the Company has entered into long-term purchase agreements with different mining companies, for the purchase of precious metals and cobalt. Following the PMPAs, Wheaton acquires metal production from the counterparties for an initial upfront payment plus an additional cash payment for each ounce or pound delivered that is fixed by contract, generally at or below the prevailing market price. The company's production profile is driven by the volume of metal production at its various mining assets. The primary drivers of the company's financial results are the volume of metal production at the various mines to which the PMPAs relate and the price realized by Wheaton upon the sale of the metals received.
Coeur Mining, Inc. operates as a primary silver and gold producer with precious metals mines in the Americas. The company's principal properties include the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolome silver mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington gold mine in Alaska. It also conducts ongoing exploration activities in Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, and Nevada. Coeur Mining, Inc., formerly known as Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Newmont Corp. is one of the world's largest producers of gold with several active mines in Nevada, Peru, Australia and Ghana. Newmont's operating segments are N. America, S. America, Australia and Africa. The N. America segment has operations in Mexico, Canada and in the U.S. The S. America segment is represented by operations in Suriname, Peru, Argentina and Dominican Republic. The Australia segment consists of Boddington and Tanami. Newmont fully owns and operates the Tanami mine. The Africa segment operations are represented by the fully-owned Ahafo and Akyem mines in Ghana.
Barrick Gold Corporation, is the largest gold mining company in the world. The company has many advanced exploration and development projects located across five continents. Barrick is placed amongst the top gold producers with peers, such as Newmont and AngloGold Ashanti. The company's strategy to create value for its shareholders is focused on the following key areas: Maximizing the benefits of rising metal prices by meeting operational and financial targets. Increasing gold and copper reserves and production through exploration and selective acquisitions. Maximizing the value of its existing mines and properties by leveraging its expertise and regional infrastructure. Growing production by investing in and developing high return projects. Continuing to improve corporate social responsibility practices to maintain and strengthen its incense to operate.
Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is a gold streaming company engaged in providing upfront financing for gold mining companies. It focuses on completing gold purchase agreements with gold mining companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a gold producer with mining operations in Canada, Mexico and Finland, and exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Agnico Eagle's LaRonde mine in Quebec has provided the company's foundation for domestic and international expansion. Agnico Eagle operates through two broader segments: Northern Business and Southern Business. Northern Business include the LaRonde and Goldex mines and Canadian Malartic mine, all based in Quebec, as well as the Meadowbank and Meliadine mines in Nunavut in northern Canada and the Kittila mine in Lapland in northern Finland. Southern Business consists of the Pinos Altos mine and Creston Mascota satellite mine, both in Chihuahua in northern Mexico as well as La India mine in Sonora in northern Mexico.
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited conducts underground and surface gold mining. It is also engaged in related activities such as exploration, processing, smelting and refining. Harmony is the leading producer of gold in the world. The company's mining operations are principally concentrated in South Africa. The Hidden Valley, located in Papua New Guinea, is an open-pit silver and gold mine. Also, many of these mines are located in the Free State Provinces, Mpumalanga province, Gauteng province and North West province. Exploration Projects Domestic Projects: In South Africa, Harmony operates a total of underground operations, open pit operation and several surface operations including an open cast mine and processing plants, which are located in all of the currently known goldfields in the Witwatersrand basin of South Africa as well as the Kraaipan Greenstone Belt. International Projects: In Papua New Guinea (PNG), Harmony has full ownership of Hidden Valley, an open-cast gold and silver project.
SSR Mining Inc. is a mining company. It focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious metal projects. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and mineral properties. It principally serves electronics, coin fabrication, dentistry, jewelry, other industrial, technology, pharmaceuticals and solar energy markets. SSR Mining Inc, formerly known as Silver Standard Resources Inc, is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Gold Royalty Corp. is a gold-focused royalty company offering creative financing solutions to the metals and mining industry. Gold Royalty Corp. is based in VANCOUVER, BC.
Osisko Gold Ltd is a mining company which is engaged in exploration and mining for gold and other precious metals. Osisko Gold Ltd is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson mine in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos and El Chanate mines in Sonora State, Mexico.
Eldorado Gold is a gold producing and exploration company with gold assets in Brazil and Turkey.
NovaGold Resources is a gold and copper company engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Alaska and Western Canada. The Company is rapidly moving to production at its hundred percent owned Nome Operations in Alaska, which includes Rock Creek, Big Hurrah and Nome Gold. NovaGold recently announced its partnership with Teck Cominco to build the Galore Creek copper-gold mine in northwestern British Columbia, with NovaGold and Teck Cominco each owning 50% of the project once Teck Cominco has completed its partnership requirements.
PAN AMER SILVER is a mining company focused exclusively on silver. Pan American Silver Corp. is founded upon a single mission, to become the best vehicle for equity investors wanting to gain real exposure to higher silver prices. To accomplish this they are striving to increase their low-cost silver production, to have the most successful silver exploration programs, to hold the largest silver reserves and resources, and to be the purest of the world's large silver producers.
Silvercorp Metals, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and mining of precious and base metal mineral properties in the Peoples Republic of China. It explores for silver, gold, lead, and zinc properties. The company primarily operates and develops four Silver-Lead-Zinc mines at the Ying Mining Camp, Henan Province; and the Na-Bao Polymetalic Project in Qinghai Province, China. The company is growing its resource base through continuous exploration of existing projects as well as acquiring new development and exploration projects in multiple jurisdictions. Silvercorp is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE under the symbol `T.SVM` and `SVM` respectively.
Hecla Mining Company is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska and Idaho, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in five world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.
First Majestic Silver Corp. is engaged in the production, development, exploration, and acquisition of silver mines in Mexico. First Majestic Silver Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
B2Gold Corp is a gold producer with three operational mines (one each in Mali, Namibia, Philippines). The company also has a portfolio of other evaluation and exploration assets in Mali, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Namibia, and Finland.
Seabridge Gold is a global leader in gold and mining listings.
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world's largest unhedged gold producers with operating mines in South Africa, Ghana, and Australia.
Equinox Gold Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits. It primarily explores for gold, copper and silver deposits. The company's principal properties include the Aurizona gold mine in Maranh'o State Brazil and the Mesquite gold mine, in California, the United States. Equinox Gold Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
DRDGOLD is a medium-sized, unhedged gold producer with investments in South Africa and Australasia. Incontrovertibly bullish about its product, the company has recently concluded extensive refocusing of its gold interests.
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is engaged in the exploration, mining and development of silver and base metal properties in Latin America. Its core assets include the Caylloma Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu Mine located in Arequipa, Peru and the San Jose Ag - Au Project located in Oaxaca, Mexico. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is headquartered in Lima, Peru.
MAG Silver is a Vancouver-based advanced stage exploration and development company that is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of high-grade, district-scale projects located primarily in the Americas. The Company's principal asset is a 44% interest in the Juanicipio joint venture located in Mexico, which is now in the construction phase heading to production. The Company also owns a 100% interest in the Cinco de Mayo Project, also located in Mexico.
Platinum Group is based in Vancouver BC, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa. Platinum Group has a management team in both Canada and South Africa, which have successful track records of more than twenty years in exploration, mine discovery, mine construction and mine operations. The Company is focused on the development of platinum operations. It holds significant mineral rights in the Northern and Western Bushveld Igneous Complex of South Africa.
ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP. is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. The expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's two operating mines, Guanacevi in Durango State and Guanajuato in Guanajuato state, coupled with the Company's acquisition and exploration programs in Mexico should enable Endeavour to join the ranks of top primary silver producers worldwide. Endeavour stands out from other silver mining companies for the strong organic growth potential of its core assets, its high silver grades and leverage, the substantial exploration upside of its Mexican mining properties, and the significant under-utilized capacities of the Guanacevi and Bolanitos plants.
AngloGold operates as a gold mining company in Africa, the Americas, and Australia. The company explores for gold. Its flagship property is Geita project. AngloGold, formerly known as ANGLOGOLD LTD, is based in Greenwood, Colorado.
IAMGOLD Corp is an international gold exploration and mining company based in Canada. It holds a 38% stake in the Sadiola Gold Mine and a 40% stake in the Yatela Gold Mine. Both are located in Mali, West Africa. Measured and indicated resources at Sadiola and Yatela are 5.5 million ounces of gold (including reserves of 5.2 million ounces). Inferred resources are 5.9 million ounces. IAMGOLD is actively exploring highly prospective ground in Africa and South America.
Gold Resource Corporation is a mining company focused on production and pursuing development of select, high-grade gold and silver projects that feature low operation costs and produce high returns on capital. The Company has 100% interest in four potential high-grade gold and silver properties in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. The Company has an interest in four properties, the El Aguila property, the Las Margaritas property, the El Rey property and the Solaga property. All of these properties are in the exploration stage and have no probable reserves. The company is based in Denver, Colorado.