North America is Barrick’s largest producing region, with production of 3.49 million ounces of gold in 2012, or 47% of the company's total production, at total cash costs of $500 per ounce1. The region has 59.5 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves2, representing 42% of the company's total reserves.
In 2013, gold production is expected to be in the range of 3.55-3.70 million ounces at all-in sustaining costs of $820-$870 per ounce1 and total cash costs of $495-$545 per ounce1.
For 2013, Barrick's share of production from Pueblo Viejo is anticipated to be 500,000-650,000 ounces of gold. The mine is expected to ramp up to full capacity in the second half of the year.
Production at Cortez in 2013 is anticipated to be 1.17-1.24 million ounces of gold at total cash costs of $255-$275 per ounce1. Goldstrike is expected to produce 0.87-0.94 million ounces of gold at total cash costs of $680-$700 per ounce1.