Founded by well-known Canadian business leader and philanthropist Peter Munk, Barrick was first listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 2, 1983. By 1985, it was one of North America’s top gold producers, pursuing an aggressive growth strategy. A year later, the purchase of the Goldstrike Mine in Nevada set the company on a trajectory to international expansion, acquiring mines in South America, Africa and the Australia Pacific region to become the world’s largest gold producer.
Today, Barrick has a portfolio of operating mines and advanced exploration and development projects on four continents. In addition to the world’s largest gold reserves, Barrick has large land positions on the most prolific and prospective mineral trends. Learn more.