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Lagunas Norte is located on the Alto Chicama property in north-central Peru, 140 kilometers east of the coastal city of Trujillo. The property lies on the western flank of the Peruvian Andes at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,260 meters above sea level. It's an open-pit, crush, valley-fill heap leach operation.

Lagunas Norte produced 560,000 ounces of gold in 2015, at a cost of sales of $378 million, and all-in sustaining costs of $509 per ounce.1

Production in 2016 is anticipated to be 425,000-450,000 ounces of gold, at a cost of sales of $680-$720 per ounce, and all-in sustaining costs of $560-$590 per ounce.1

Proven and probable gold reserves as of December 31, 2015, were 3.7 million ounces2 (63.6 million tonnes, grading 1.82 grams per tonne).

Performance

560,000 Ounces of gold produced in 2015 3,729,000 Ounces of proven and probable gold reserves
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January 1, 2013 files/design/bodybg/lagunas-norte.jpg
Operations > South America > Lagunas Norte

Footnotes

  1. "Cash costs" per ounce and "All-in sustaining costs" per ounce are non-GAAP financial performance measures. "Cash costs" per ounce is based on cost of sales but excludes, among other items, the impact of depreciation. "All-in sustaining costs" per ounce begins with "Cash costs" per ounce and adds further costs which reflect the additional costs of operating a mine, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, general & administrative costs and minesite exploration and evaluation costs. Barrick believes that the use of "cash costs" per ounce and "all-in sustaining costs" per ounce will assist investors, analysts and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing gold, understanding the economics of gold mining, assessing our operating performance and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. "Cash costs" per ounce and "All-in sustaining costs" per ounce are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. Although a standardized definition of all-in sustaining costs was published in 2013 by the World Gold Council (a market development organization for the gold industry comprised of and funded by 18 gold mining companies from around the world, including Barrick), it is not a regulatory organization, and other companies may calculate this measure differently. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick's financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

  2. Calculated in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Estimates are as of December 31, 2015, unless otherwise noted. For United States reporting purposes, Industry Guide 7 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (as interpreted by Staff of the SEC), applies different standards in order to classify mineralization as a reserve. Accordingly, for U.S. reporting purposes, approximately 1.70 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves at Cortez and approximately 2.11 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves at Lagunas Norte are classified as mineralized material. Complete mineral reserve and mineral resource data for all mines and projects referenced on this website, including tonnes, grades and ounces, can be found on pages 25-35 of Barrick’s 2015 Form 40-F/Annual Information Form.
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