Reserves Grow Net of Depletion as Barrick’s Focus on Quality Orebodies Delivers Results

2/10/2022, 12:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

All amounts expressed in US dollars

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) replaced its depletion of gold mineral reserves by 150%, before acquisition and equity changes at South Arturo and Porgera, and improved the quality of its group reserve grade by 3% in 2021, the company’s annual reserve and resource declaration reported today. Reported at $1,200/oz1, attributable proven and probable mineral reserves now stand at 69 million ounces2 at 1.71g/t, increasing from 68 million ounces3 at 1.66g/t in 2020.

President and chief executive Mark Bristow said in a sector feeling the pinch of dwindling reserves and resources, successful exploration continued to replenish the company’s asset base and target pipeline, securing its business plans well into the future.

“While we look closely at all new business opportunities, we believe finding our ounces is always better than buying them. That’s why we’re still discovering real value at the end of our drill bits,” he said.

The growth was led by the North America and Africa & Middle East regions, which contributed over 8.4 million ounces2 of attributable proven and probable reserve gains before depletion.

In North America, significant gains were driven by the completion of the updated feasibility study of the Goldrush underground project, which increased Goldrush’s attributable proven and probable mineral reserves by 3.6 million ounces2 to 4.8 million ounces2 at 7.29g/t. At the Turquoise Ridge complex, attributable proven and probable reserves increased by 1.4 million ounces2 before depletion, principally off the back of a revised geological model at Turquoise Ridge Underground.

In Africa, Bulyanhulu completed an updated underground feasibility study on the Deep West portion of the orebody, allowing us to increase attributable proven and probable reserves by 0.77 million ounces2 before depletion through the conversion of inferred mineral resources. Staying in Tanzania, a fully optimized integrated mine plan at North Mara has increased attributable proven and probable reserves by 1.1 million ounces2 before depletion. Our two Tier One4 mines in Africa also delivered strong results, with Kibali able to more than replace depletion of reserves and Loulo-Gounkoto replenishing 98% of depletion for the year.

Total attributable group gold resources, excluding the impact of disposition and equity changes mainly related to Lagunas Norte and Porgera, grew net of depletion, resulting in a 126% replacement of depletion. Mineral resources are reported inclusive of reserves and at a gold price of $1,500/oz1. Attributable measured and indicated gold resources for 2021 stood at 160 million ounces2 at 1.50g/t, with a further 42 million ounces2 at 1.3g/t of inferred resources.

The significant increase in attributable mineral resources was led by the Carlin complex in Nevada where a total of 0.91 million ounces2 of measured and indicated resources and 3.0 million2 ounces of inferred resources were added year-on-year. This was driven by two maiden inferred resource additions, with North Leeville delivering 0.43 million ounces2 at 11.5g/t and Ren contributing 0.76 million ounces2 at 7.3g/t on an attributable basis. Both projects represent future growth for the Carlin complex and drilling continues on both targets, with mineralization open in all directions. The remaining year-on-year growth in attributable mineral resources at the Carlin complex mainly came from the open-pits at Gold Quarry and South Arturo as well as the underground at Leeville and Rita K. Staying in Nevada, the Turquoise Ridge complex also increased year-over-year attributable measured and indicated resources by 1.5 million ounces2 mainly off the back of a revised geological model at Turquoise Ridge Underground.

Copper mineral reserves for 2021 are estimated using a copper price of $2.75 per pound and mineral resources are estimated at $3.50 per pound, both unchanged from 2020.

Attributable proven and probable copper reserves were 12 billion pounds2 at an average grade of 0.38% in 2021. Attributable measured and indicated copper resources were 24 billion pounds2 at an average grade of 0.35%, and inferred copper resources were 2.1 billion pounds2 at an average grade of 0.2% in 2021. Mineral resources are reported inclusive of reserves.

Mineral resource management executive Rodney Quick said, “The geological improvements and remodeling are now starting to make a real impact. The incorporation and integration of mine design optimizations are also driving many of the mineral resource additions. A sound understanding of the geological orebody has been integrated with a better understanding of local variations in the geotechnical and metallurgical disciplines to produce integrated and optimized mine designs.”

Enquiries:

President and CEO
Mark Bristow
+1 647 205 7694
+44 788 071 1386

Senior EVP and CFO
Graham Shuttleworth
+1 647 262 2095
+44 779 771 1338

Investor and Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis
+44 20 7557 7738
Email: barrick@dpapr.com

Website: www.barrick.com

Endnote 1
Unchanged from 2020.

Endnote 2
Estimated in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Estimates are as of December 31, 2021, unless otherwise noted. Proven mineral reserves of 240 million tonnes grading 2.20g/t, representing 17 million ounces of gold, and 380 million tonnes grading 0.41%, representing 3,400 million pounds of copper. Probable reserves of 1,000 million tonnes grading 1.60g/t, representing 53 million ounces of gold, and 1,100 million tonnes grading 0.37%, representing 8,800 million pounds of copper. Measured resources of 490 million tonnes grading 2.05g/t, representing 32 million ounces of gold, and 680 million tonnes grading 0.38%, representing 5,700 million pounds of copper. Indicated resources of 2,800 million tonnes grading 1.40g/t, representing 130 million ounces of gold, and 2,500 million tonnes grading 0.34%, representing 19,000 million pounds of copper. Inferred resources of 1,000 million tonnes grading 1.3g/t, representing 42 million ounces of gold, and 450 million tonnes grading 0.2%, representing 2,100 million pounds of copper. Complete mineral reserve and mineral resource data for all mines and projects referenced in this press release, including tonnes, grades, and ounces, can be found in the Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources Tables included on the following pages of this press release.

Endnote 3
Estimated in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Estimates are as of December 31, 2020. Proven reserves of 280 million tonnes grading 2.37g/t, representing 21 million ounces of gold. Probable reserves of 990 million tonnes grading 1.46g/t, representing 47 million ounces of gold. Complete mineral reserve and mineral resource data as of December 31, 2020 for all mines and projects referenced in this press release, including tonnes, grades, and ounces, can be found on pages 34-47 of Barrick’s 2020 Annual Information Form/Form 40-F.

Endnote 4
A Tier One Gold Asset is an asset with a reserve potential to deliver a minimum 10-year life, annual production of at least 500,000 ounces of gold and total cash costs per ounce over the mine life that are in the lower half of the industry cost curve.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information
Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to our strategy, projects, plans, or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words “future”, “estimated”, “represent”, “target”, “continues” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: Barrick’s ability to convert resources into reserves and future reserve replacement; potential mineralization and metal or mineral recoveries; and the potential for further growth at Nevada Gold Mines including at North Leeville and Ren.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper, or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas, and electricity); the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation, and exploration successes; risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation, and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether some or all of the targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/ or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in the jurisdictions in which the Company or its affiliates do or may carry on business in the future; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; risks associated with new diseases, epidemics and pandemics, including the effects and potential effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. Barrick also cautions that its guidance may be impacted by the unprecedented business and social disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).

Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Barrick disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.  

Gold Mineral Reserves1,2,3       
As at December 31, 2021PROVEN PROBABLE TOTAL
  TonnesGradeContained ozs TonnesGradeContained ozs TonnesGradeContained ozs
Based on attributable ounces (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST            
Bulyanhulu surface  0.0001010.420.000035 0.0001010.420.000035
Bulyanhulu underground  107.762.5 107.762.5
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total  107.762.5 107.762.5
Jabal Sayid surface 0.0720.340.00079  0.0720.340.00079
Jabal Sayid underground 6.30.190.039 6.70.330.071 130.260.11
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total 6.40.190.040 6.70.330.071 130.260.11
Kibali surface 5.02.310.37 122.510.95 172.451.3
Kibali underground 9.44.541.4 114.541.6 214.543.0
Kibali (45.00%) total 143.761.7 233.502.6 373.604.3
Loulo-Gounkoto surface 9.62.620.81 123.261.3 222.982.1
Loulo-Gounkoto underground 8.44.451.2 215.033.4 294.864.6
Loulo-Gounkoto (80.00%) total 183.482.0 334.384.7 514.066.7
North Mara surface 0.661.730.037 371.732.1 381.732.1
North Mara underground 0.905.560.16 5.93.120.59 6.83.440.75
North Mara (84.00%) total 1.63.930.20 431.922.6 441.992.8
Tongon surface (89.70%) 2.01.510.095 5.91.990.38 7.91.870.47
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL423.004.1 1203.2913 1603.2217
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC          
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%) 1100.652.4 4800.599.2 6000.6012
Porgera surface4  4.83.660.56 4.83.660.56
Porgera underground4 0.586.790.13 2.66.250.53 3.26.340.66
Porgera (24.50%) total4 0.586.790.13 7.44.591.1 8.04.751.2
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%) 7.52.200.53 682.224.9 762.225.4
Veladero surface (50.00%) 9.80.410.13 800.822.1 900.772.2
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL1300.743.2 6400.8417 7700.8321
NORTH AMERICA            
Carlin surface 112.580.95 732.185.1 842.236.0
Carlin underground 129.253.6 7.08.181.8 198.865.4
Carlin (61.50%) total5 246.014.5 802.706.9 1003.4611
Cortez surface 1.42.130.095 371.662.0 391.682.1
Cortez underground6 0.788.570.21 267.776.5 277.796.7
Cortez (61.50%) total 2.24.430.31 634.168.5 654.178.8
Hemlo surface 0.0180.320.00018  0.0180.320.00018
Hemlo underground 0.345.020.055 6.15.191.0 6.45.181.1
Hemlo (100%) total 0.364.790.055 6.15.191.0 6.45.161.1
Long Canyon surface (61.50%) 0.211.430.0097 0.401.060.013 0.611.180.023
Phoenix surface (61.50%) 8.30.720.19 960.591.8 1000.602.0
Turquoise Ridge surface 182.131.2 8.31.900.51 262.051.7
Turquoise Ridge underground 8.811.053.1 129.893.7 2110.396.9
Turquoise Ridge (61.50%) total 265.094.3 206.594.3 465.748.6
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 614.819.4 2702.6423 3303.0432
             
TOTAL 2402.2017 1,0001.6053 1,3001.7169
 
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.


Copper Mineral Reserves1,2,3,7       
As at December 31, 2021PROVEN PROBABLE TOTAL
  TonnesCu GradeContained Cu TonnesCu GradeContained Cu TonnesCu GradeContained Cu
Based on attributable pounds (Mt)(%)(Mlb) (Mt)(%)(Mlb) (Mt)(%)(Mlb)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST            
Bulyanhulu surface  0.000100.610.0014 0.000100.610.0014
Bulyanhulu underground  100.3782 100.3782
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total  100.3782 100.3782
Jabal Sayid surface 0.0723.064.9  0.0723.064.9
Jabal Sayid underground 6.32.30320 6.72.24330 132.27650
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total 6.42.31330 6.72.24330 132.27650
Lumwana surface (100%) 680.51770 4100.585,200 4700.576,000
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL 750.671,100 4200.605,600 5000.616,700
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC          
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%) 1100.19480 4800.232,400 6000.222,900
Zaldívar surface (50.00%) 1800.451800 420.34320 2300.432,100
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL 3000.352,300 5300.242,700 8200.285,000
NORTH AMERICA            
Phoenix surface (61.50%) 110.1740 1300.17470 1400.17510
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 110.1740 1300.17470 1400.17510
             
TOTAL 3800.413,400 1,1000.378,800 1,5000.3812,000
             
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.


Silver Mineral Reserves1,2,3,7       
As at December 31, 2021PROVEN PROBABLE TOTAL
  TonnesAg GradeContained Ag TonnesAg GradeContained Ag TonnesAg GradeContained Ag
Based on attributable ounces (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST            
Bulyanhulu surface  0.000104.320.000014 0.000104.320.000014
Bulyanhulu underground  106.922.3 106.922.3
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total  106.922.3 106.922.3
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL  106.922.3 106.922.3
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC            
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%) 1101.917.0 4801.4322 6001.5229
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%) 7.511.182.7 6814.8533 7614.4935
Veladero surface (50.00%) 9.812.413.9 8014.7838 9014.5242
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL 1303.2114 6304.5893 7604.34110
NORTH AMERICA            
Phoenix surface (61.50%) 8.37.402.0 966.3520 1006.4322
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 8.37.402.0 966.3520 1006.4322
             
TOTAL 1403.4616 7404.84120 8804.62130
             
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.


Gold Mineral Resources1,2,3,8,9         
As at December 31, 2021MEASURED (M)10 INDICATED (I)10 (M) + (I)10 INFERRED11
 TonnesGradeContained ozs TonnesGradeContained ozs Contained ozs TonnesGradeContained ozs
Based on attributable ounces(Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST             
Bulyanhulu surface 0.0001010.420.000035 0.000035 
Bulyanhulu underground 178.924.8 4.8 248.06.2
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total 178.924.8 4.8 248.06.2
Jabal Sayid surface0.0720.340.00079  0.00079 
Jabal Sayid underground6.80.220.049 7.90.370.092 0.14 1.30.60.022
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total6.90.230.050 7.90.370.092 0.14 1.30.60.022
Kibali surface7.12.260.52 202.251.5 2.0 3.72.10.25
Kibali underground144.632.1 224.062.8 5.0 6.63.00.64
Kibali (45.00%) total213.842.6 423.184.3 6.9 102.70.89
Loulo-Gounkoto surface9.52.570.79 143.311.5 2.3 3.22.10.22
Loulo-Gounkoto underground164.572.3 304.944.8 7.1 8.33.10.82
Loulo-Gounkoto (80.00%) total253.823.1 444.426.2 9.3 122.81.0
North Mara surface132.541.0 401.411.8 2.8 5.01.10.18
North Mara underground0.643.560.073 182.041.2 1.3 7.81.80.46
North Mara (84.00%) total132.591.1 581.613.0 4.1 131.60.65
Tongon surface (89.70%)2.81.790.16 7.82.210.55 0.71 3.52.70.30
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL703.157.1 1803.3419 26 644.59.1
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC             
Alturas surface (100%)   2601.18.9
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%)1900.633.9 1,1000.5319 22 3700.44.4
Pascua Lama surface (100%)431.862.6 3901.4919 21 151.70.86
Porgera surface4 103.211.0 1.0 3.92.50.31
Porgera underground40.646.660.14 4.26.200.84 0.98 1.36.50.28
Porgera (24.50%) total40.646.660.14 144.091.9 2.0 5.33.50.59
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%)632.034.1 1502.0410 14 381.72.1
Veladero surface (50.00%)110.390.14 1300.712.9 3.0 180.70.39
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL123101.0911 1,8000.9252 63 7100.817
NORTH AMERICA             
Carlin surface282.332.1 1501.829.0 11 581.22.2
Carlin underground237.535.6 126.972.7 8.4 10.07.52.4
Carlin (61.50%) total5514.687.8 1702.2012 19 682.14.6
Cortez surface1.42.120.096 921.073.2 3.3 620.51.1
Cortez underground61.28.060.32 327.407.7 8.0 155.92.8
Cortez (61.50%) total2.64.880.41 1202.7111 11 761.63.9
Donlin surface (50.00%)3.92.520.31 2702.2419 20 462.03.0
Fourmile underground (100%) 1.0010.900.35 0.35 6.410.62.2
Hemlo surface0.0240.480.00037 270.900.78 0.78 5.40.90.15
Hemlo underground0.664.640.098 114.731.7 1.8 3.75.60.67
Hemlo (100%) total0.684.500.099 382.032.5 2.6 9.12.80.82
Long Canyon surface0.542.660.046 5.32.450.42 0.47 1.10.80.029
Long Canyon underground 1.110.680.38 0.38 0.539.10.16
Long Canyon (61.50%) total0.542.660.046 6.53.870.80 0.85 1.63.60.19
Phoenix surface (61.50%)130.650.27 2300.513.7 4.0 300.40.36
Turquoise Ridge surface252.121.7 232.001.5 3.2 101.80.60
Turquoise Ridge underground1110.283.5 188.845.2 8.7 0.686.20.14
Turquoise Ridge (61.50%) total364.575.3 415.056.6 12 112.00.74
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL1104.0814 8701.9956 70 2502.016
              
TOTAL4902.0532 2,8001.40130 160 1,0001.342
              
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.


Copper Mineral Resources1,3,7,8,9         
As at December 31, 2021MEASURED (M)10 INDICATED (I)10 (M) + (I)10 INFERRED11
  TonnesGradeContained lbs TonnesGradeContained lbs Contained lbs TonnesGradeContained lbs
Based on attributable pounds (Mt)(%)(Mlb) (Mt)(%)(Mlb) (Mlb) (Mt)(%)(Mlb)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST              
Bulyanhulu surface  0.000100.610.0014 0.0014 
Bulyanhulu underground  170.41150 150 240.4200
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total  170.41150 150 240.4200
Jabal Sayid surface 0.0723.064.9  4.9 
Jabal Sayid underground 6.82.60390 7.92.22380 770 1.31.438
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total 6.92.60390 7.92.22380 780 1.31.438
Lumwana surface (100%) 930.511,000 8800.5410,000 11,000 7.60.693
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL 990.651,400 9100.5511,000 12,000 330.4330
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC              
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%) 1700.21790 1,0000.214,700 5,500 3600.21,400
Zaldívar surface (50.00%) 3900.403,400 2400.361,900 5,300 260.3190
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL 5600.344,200 1,3000.246,600 11,000 3900.21,600
NORTH AMERICA              
Phoenix surface (61.50%) 160.1655 3100.151,000 1,100 320.190
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 160.1655 3100.151,000 1,100 320.190
               
TOTAL 6800.385,700 2,5000.3419,000 24,000 4500.22,100
               
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.


Silver Mineral Resources1,3,7,8,9         
As at December 31, 2021MEASURED (M)10 INDICATED (I)10 (M) + (I)10 INFERRED11
  TonnesAg GradeContained Ag TonnesAg GradeContained Ag Contained Ag TonnesAg GradeContained Ag
Based on attributable ounces (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST              
Bulyanhulu surface  0.000104.320.000014 0.000014 
Bulyanhulu underground  177.313.9 3.9 246.34.9
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total  177.313.9 3.9 246.34.9
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL  177.313.9 3.9 246.34.9
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC              
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%) 1901.6210 1,1001.2343 53 3701.011
Pascua-Lama surface (100%) 4357.2179 39052.22660 740 1517.88.8
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%) 6311.4723 15012.6363 86 389.011
Veladero surface (50.00%) 1111.354.0 13014.1958 62 1813.88.1
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL 31011.68120 1,80014.56820 940 4402.839
NORTH AMERICA              
Phoenix surface (61.50%) 136.742.8 2305.8843 46 305.65.4
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 136.742.8 2305.8843 46 305.65.4
               
TOTAL 32011.48120 2,00013.50870 990 5003.150
               
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.


Summary Gold Mineral Reserves1,2,3
For the years ended December 3120212020
 OwnershipTonnesGradeOuncesOwnershipTonnesGradeOunces
Based on attributable ounces%(Mt)(g/t)(Moz)%(Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST        
Bulyanhulu surface84.00%0.0001010.420.00003584.00%
Bulyanhulu underground84.00%107.762.584.00%6.98.922.0
Bulyanhulu Total84.00%107.762.584.00%6.98.922.0
Buzwagi surface84.00%84.00%1.70.760.042
Jabal Sayid surface50.00%0.0720.340.0007950.00%
Jabal Sayid underground50.00%130.260.1150.00%
Jabal Sayid Total50.00%130.260.1150.00%120.230.090
Kibali surface45.00%172.451.345.00%142.471.1
Kibali underground45.00%214.543.045.00%204.813.1
Kibali Total45.00%373.604.345.00%343.844.2
Loulo-Gounkoto surface80.00%222.982.180.00%173.211.7
Loulo-Gounkoto underground80.00%294.864.680.00%314.935.0
Loulo-Gounkoto Total80.00%514.066.780.00%484.336.7
North Mara surface84.00%381.732.184.00%181.440.85
North Mara underground84.00%6.83.440.7584.00%7.35.011.2
North Mara Total84.00%441.992.884.00%262.462.0
Tongon surface89.70%7.91.870.4789.70%9.31.920.57
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL 1603.2217 1403.5216
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC        
Norte Abierto surface50.00%6000.601250.00%6000.6012
Porgera surface424.50%4.83.660.5647.50%9.23.661.1
Porgera underground424.50%3.26.340.6647.50%6.36.341.3
Porgera Total424.50%8.04.751.247.50%154.752.4
Pueblo Viejo surface60.00%762.225.460.00%832.316.2
Veladero surface50.00%900.772.250.00%1100.752.6
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL 7700.8321 8100.8823
NORTH AMERICA        
Carlin surface61.50%842.236.061.50%912.216.5
Carlin underground61.50%198.865.461.50%199.175.6
Carlin Total561.50%1003.461161.50%1103.4212
Cortez surface61.50%391.682.161.50%521.522.6
Cortez underground661.50%277.796.761.50%119.383.4
Cortez Total61.50%654.178.861.50%642.926.0
Hemlo surface100%0.0180.320.00018100%0.570.770.014
Hemlo underground100%6.45.181.1100%9.05.081.5
Hemlo Total100%6.45.161.1100%9.64.821.5
Long Canyon surface61.50%0.611.180.02361.50%3.12.210.22
Phoenix surface61.50%1000.602.061.50%950.581.8
Turquoise Ridge surface61.50%262.051.761.50%262.031.7
Turquoise Ridge underground61.50%2110.396.961.50%1710.926.0
Turquoise Ridge Total61.50%465.748.661.50%435.587.7
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 3303.0432 3202.8029
         
TOTAL 1,3001.7169 1,3001.6668
         
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes

  1. Mineral reserves (“reserves”) and mineral resources (“resources”) have been estimated as at December 31, 2021 (unless otherwise noted) in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. For United States reporting purposes, the SEC has adopted amendments to its disclosure rules to modernize the mineral property disclosure requirements for issuers whose securities are registered with the SEC under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). These amendments became effective February 25, 2019 (the “SEC Modernization Rules”) with compliance required for the first fiscal year beginning on or after January 1, 2021. The SEC Modernization Rules replace the historical property disclosure requirements for mining registrants that were included in SEC Industry Guide 7, which will be rescinded from and after the required compliance date of the SEC Modernization Rules. As a result of the adoption of the SEC Modernization Rules, the SEC now recognizes estimates of “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” mineral resources. In addition, the SEC has amended its definitions of “proven mineral reserves” and “probable mineral reserves” to be substantially similar to the corresponding Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum definitions, as required by NI 43-101. U.S. investors should understand that “inferred” mineral resources have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. In addition, U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of Barrick’s mineral resources constitute or will be converted into reserves. Mineral resource and mineral reserve estimations have been prepared by employees of Barrick, its joint venture partners or its joint venture operating companies, as applicable, under the supervision of regional Mineral Resource Managers Simon Bottoms, Africa & Middle East Mineral Resource Manager and Chad Yuhasz, Latin America & Australia Pacific Mineral Resource Manager, Craig Fiddes, North America Resource Modeling Manager and reviewed by Rodney Quick, Barrick’s Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive. Reserves have been estimated based on an assumed gold price of US$1,200 per ounce, an assumed silver price of US$16.50 per ounce, and an assumed copper price of US$2.75 per pound and long-term average exchange rates of 1.30 CAD/US$, except at Zaldívar, where mineral reserves for 2020 and 2021 were calculating using Antofagasta guidance and an assumed copper price of US$3.10 per pound. Reserve estimates incorporate current and/or expected mine plans and cost levels at each property. Varying cut-off grades have been used depending on the mine and type of ore contained in the reserves. Barrick’s normal data verification procedures have been employed in connection with the calculations. Verification procedures include industry-standard quality control practices. Resources as at December 31, 2021 have been estimated using varying cut-off grades, depending on both the type of mine or project, its maturity and ore types at each property.
  2. In confirming our annual reserves for each of our mineral properties, projects, and operations, we conduct a reserve test on December 31 of each year to verify that the future undiscounted cash flow from reserves is positive. The cash flow ignores all sunk costs and only considers future operating and closure expenses as well as any future capital costs.
  3. All mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates of tonnes, Au oz, Ag oz and Cu lb are reported to the second significant digit.
  4. Porgera mineral reserves and mineral resources are reported on a 24.5% interest basis, reflecting Barrick’s expected ownership interest following the implementation of the binding Framework Agreement entered into by Barrick Niugini Limited (“BNL”) with the Government of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) on April 9, 2021. The Framework Agreement provides, among other things, for ownership of Porgera to be held in a new joint venture owned 51% by PNG stakeholders and 49% by BNL or an affiliate. BNL is jointly owned on a 50/50 basis by Barrick and Zijin Mining Group and will retain operatorship of the mine under the terms of the Framework Agreement. Efforts are ongoing to execute definitive agreements to implement the Framework Agreement and finalize a timeline for the reopening of the Porgera mine and resumption of full mine operations. For additional information, see page 30 of Barrick’s Third Quarter Report 2021.
  5. On October 14, 2021, NGM acquired the 40% interest in South Arturo that NGM did not already own from i-80 Gold Corp. Accordingly, Carlin mineral reserve and resource estimates include South Arturo on a 36.9% basis as at December 31, 2020, and on a 61.5% basis as at December 31, 2021. For additional information, see page 30 Barrick’s Third Quarter Report 2021.
  6. Cortez underground includes 20 million tonnes at 7.29g/t for 4.8 million ounces of probable reserves, 23 million tonnes at 7.07g/t for 5.2 million ounces of indicated resources and 14 million tonnes at 6.0g/t for 2.8 million ounces of inferred resources related to Goldrush. As noted in endnote #9, mineral resources are reported on an inclusive basis.
  7. 2021 polymetallic mineral resources and mineral reserves are estimated using the combined value of gold, copper & silver and accordingly are reported as gold, copper and silver mineral resources and mineral reserves.
  8. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
  9. Mineral resources are reported inclusive of mineral reserves.
  10. All measured and indicated mineral resource estimates of grade and all proven and probable mineral reserve estimates of grade for Au g/t, Ag g/t and Cu % are reported to two decimal places.
  11. All inferred mineral resource estimates of grade for Au g/t, Ag g/t and Cu % are reported to one decimal place.
  12. On June 1, 2021, Barrick sold its 100% interest in the Lagunas Norte gold mine to Boroo Pte Ltd. For additional information, see page 30 of Barrick’s Third Quarter Report 2021. 

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