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February 09, 2023

Focus on Tier One Assets Delivers Significant Increase in Resources and Reserves, Underpinning Industry-Leading Production Profile Growth

All amounts expressed in US dollars

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) grew attributable proven and probable gold mineral reserves by 6.7 million ounces net of depletion in 2022, while maintaining grade despite an increase in the reserve price assumption. Reported at $1,300/oz1, attributable proven and probable mineral reserves now stand at 76 million ounces2 at 1.67g/t, increasing from 69 million ounces3 at 1.71g/t reported at $1,200/oz1 in 2021. Led by Pueblo Viejo and the Africa & Middle East region, Barrick has now delivered a second consecutive year of gold reserve growth over and above annual depletion, with nearly 12 million ounces2 of attributable proven and probable reserve gains in 2022 before depletion.

Successful exploration at both the Lumwana and Jabal Sayid mines drove the growth of attributable proven and probable copper reserves by 640 million pounds2, notwithstanding an increase in the annual reserve price assumption to $3.00/lb1. As a result, Barrick replaced 103% of annual global depletion at consistent quality, effectively maintaining attributable proven and probable copper mineral reserves of 12 billion pounds2 at 0.38% in 2022.

Total attributable gold mineral resources grew by nearly 10% relative to 2021, and total attributable copper mineral resources more than doubled, growing by 124% year over year, both net of annual depletion. This growth was driven by the successful completion of a preliminary economic assessment supporting the Lumwana Super Pit expansion, and the incorporation of Reko Diq following the reconstitution of the project in December 2022. Attributable measured and indicated gold resources for 2022 stand at 180 million ounces2 at 1.07g/t, with a further 42 million ounces2 at 0.8g/t of inferred resources. Attributable measured and indicated copper resources for 2022 stand at 44 billion pounds2 at 0.39%, with a further 15 billion pounds2 at 0.4% of inferred resources. Mineral resources are reported inclusive of reserves and for 2022, are based on a gold price of $1,700/oz1 and a copper price of $3.75/lb1.

President and chief executive Mark Bristow said in a sector of diminishing reserves and resources, Barrick’s strategy of investing in organic growth through exploration and mineral resource management has replenished and delivered significant value within the company’s asset base.

“While we continue to evaluate all new opportunities against our strategic filters, we have always believed that finding our ounces is better than buying them, and this year’s resource and reserve statement showcases the unmatched potential of our organic growth pipeline,” said Bristow.

Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive Simon Bottoms stated that basing the company’s reserve calculations at a price of $1,300/oz for gold1 and $3.00/lb for copper1 underpins our focus on quality assets.

“The substantial growth in our mineral resources lays the long-term foundation to potentially grow our current attributable production profile of approximately 5.5 million gold equivalent ounces4 per year to approximately 6.5 million gold equivalent ounces4 per year by the end of this decade, which would include production from Reko Diq and the Lumwana Super Pit,” said Bottoms.

In Africa, the Tier One5 operations led the growth in 2022 reserves, where Kibali completed an updated underground feasibility study on the 11000 lode, delivering a 0.62 million ounce2 increase in attributable proven and probable reserves before depletion. Loulo-Gounkoto also delivered strong results replacing reserve depletion, which further extended the mine life by another year. Moving to Tanzania, the focus on underground expansion at Gokona in North Mara has delivered a 0.44 million ounce2 increase in 2022 attributable proven and probable reserves before depletion.

The Lumwana copper mineral resource base grew by 89%, net of depletion, relative to 2021. This follows the completion of the preliminary economic assessment on the Super Pit expansion that demonstrates strong potential for a Tier One Copper Asset5 and provides the basis for the ongoing pre-feasibility study.

Within the Latin America & Asia Pacific region, Pueblo Viejo completed a pre-feasibility study for the new Naranjo tailings storage facility (TSF), adding 6.5 million ounces of attributable proven and probable reserves2,6, net of depletion, and extending the minelife beyond 2040. As a result, 2022 attributable proven and probable gold reserves for the region have increased to 27 million ounces2 at 0.97g/t from 21 million ounces3 at 0.83g/t in 2021.

The reconstitution of the Reko Diq project added an attributable 18 billion pounds of copper2 at 0.44% with 15 million ounces gold2 at 0.26g/t to indicated resources, and an attributable 4.6 billion pounds of copper2 at 0.4% with 3.7 million ounces gold2 at 0.2g/t to inferred resources. These mineral resources reflect only three porphyries (H13, H14, H15) as well as the Tanjeel deposit within the cluster of Western Porphyries. Alongside the ongoing feasibility study update, the team is also planning to evaluate further known porphyry occurrences within the mining lease area.

In North America, the completion of pre-feasibility studies for the Robertson open pit project at Cortez, as well as a new pushback in the Hemlo open pit were significant contributors to reserve growth. As a result, Robertson’s maiden attributable proven and probable gold reserves are estimated at 1.0 million ounces2 at 0.46g/t. This represents a milestone for Cortez as a key source of oxide mill feed in the mine plan. Similarly, the new Hemlo open pit pushback is expected to commence in 2027 adding 0.86 million ounces2 of gold at 1.49g/t to probable reserves. Combined with other updates across the region, this results in the growth of North America attributable proven and probable reserves by 1.8 million ounces2 before depletion, with proven and probable attributable reserves for the region now estimated at 31 million ounces2 at 2.54g/t. At the same time, attributable gold mineral resources also grew significantly, supporting future potential reserve growth in line with our strategy to fully replace depletion for the region within a five-year period. Measured and indicated attributable gold resources increased by 2.8 million ounces2 to 73 million ounces2 at 2.16 g/t, from 70 million ounces3 at 2.22 g/t in 2021. Inferred attributable gold resources also increased to 17 million ounces2 at 1.8 g/t, from 16 million ounces3 at 2.0 g/t in 2021. Underground resource extension drilling at both Goldstrike and Leeville in Carlin were key drivers of this organic resource growth, as well as successful resource definition drilling at Goldrush and Robertson in Cortez, all of which support the potential for future reserve growth in this region.

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

Technical Information

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by: Simon Bottoms, CGeol, MGeol, FGS, FAusIMM, Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive; Craig Fiddes, SME-RM, Manager - Resource Modeling, Nevada Gold Mines; Chad Yuhasz, P.Geo, Mineral Resource Manager, Latin America and Asia Pacific; and Richard Peattie, MPhil, FAusIMM, Mineral Resources Manager: Africa & Middle East — each a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Endnote 1

CommodityProven and Probable Reserve
Price Assumptions
Measured, Indicated and Inferred
Resource Price Assumptions
2021202220212022
Gold$1,200/oz$1,300/oz$1,500/oz$1,700/oz
Copperi$2.75/lb$3.00/lb$3.50/lb$3.75/lb
Silver$16.50/oz$18.00/oz$20.50/oz$21.00/oz

i Except at Zaldivar, where mineral reserves and resources are based on Antofagasta’s price assumptions. For mineral reserves, the copper price assumption used by Antofagasta was $3.10 per pound for both 2021 and 2022. For mineral resources, the copper price assumption used by Antofagasta was $3.60 per pound for 2021 and $3.75 per pound for 2022.

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, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Proven mineral reserves of 260 million tonnes grading 2.26g/t, representing 19 million ounces of gold, and 390 million tonnes grading 0.40%, representing 3,500 million pounds of copper. Probable reserves of 1,200 million tonnes grading 1.53g/t, representing 57 million ounces of gold, and 1,100 million tonnes grading 0.37%, representing 8,800 million pounds of copper. Measured resources of 480 million tonnes grading 2.13g/t, representing 33 million ounces of gold, and 700 million tonnes grading 0.39%, representing 6,000 million pounds of copper. Indicated resources of 4,700 million tonnes grading 0.96g/t, representing 150 million ounces of gold, and 4,500 million tonnes grading 0.39%, representing 38,000 million pounds of copper. Inferred resources of 1,500 million tonnes grading 0.8g/t, representing 42 million ounces of gold, and 1,800 million tonnes grading 0.4%, representing 15,000 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, 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 presentation as of December 31, 2021, including tonnes, grades, pounds, and ounces, can be found on pages 34-47 of Barrick’s 2021 Annual Information Form / Form 40-F on file with the Canadian provincial securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Endnote 4

Gold equivalent ounces calculated from our copper assets are calculated using a gold price of $1,300/oz and copper price of $3.00/lb.

Barrick’s ten-year indicative production profile for gold equivalent ounces is based on the following assumptions:

 Key Outlook Assumptions202320242025+
Gold Price ($/oz)1,6501,3001,300
Copper Price ($/lb)3.503.003.00
Oil Price (WTI) ($/barrel)907070
AUD Exchange Rate (AUD:USD)0.750.750.75
ARS Exchange Rate (USD:ARS)170170170
CAD Exchange Rate (USD:CAD)1.301.301.30
CLP Exchange Rate (USD:CLP)900900900
EUR Exchange Rate (EUR:USD)1.201.201.20

Barrick’s five-year indicative outlook is based on our current operating asset portfolio, sustaining projects in progress and exploration/mineral resource management initiatives in execution. This outlook is based on our current reserves and resources as disclosed in this press release and assumes that we will continue to be able to convert resources into reserves. Additional asset optimization, further exploration growth, new project initiatives and divestitures are not included. For the group gold and copper segments, and where applicable for a specific region, this indicative outlook is subject to change and assumes the following: new open pit production permitted and commencing at Hemlo in the second half of 2025, allowing three years for permitting and two years for pre-stripping prior to first ore production in 2027; production from the proposed Pueblo Viejo plant expansion and tailings project starting in 2023, in-line with guidance; Tongon will enter care and maintenance by 2026; and production from the Zaldívar CuproChlor® Chloride Leach Project (Antofagasta is the operator of Zaldívar).

Our five-year indicative outlook excludes: production from Fourmile, Pierina, and Golden Sunlight, which are currently in care and maintenance, and production from long-term greenfield optionality from Donlin, Pascua-Lama, Norte Abierto and Alturas.

Barrick’s ten-year indicative production profile is subject to change and is based on the same assumptions as the current five-year outlook detailed above, except that the subsequent five years of the ten-year outlook assumes attributable production from Fourmile as well as exploration and mineral resource management projects in execution at Nevada Gold Mines and Hemlo.

Barrick’s five-year and ten-year production profile in this press release also assumes the re-start of Porgera, as well as an indicative gold and copper production profile for Reko Diq and an indicative copper production profile for the Lumwana Super Pit expansion, both of which are conceptual in nature.

Endnote 5

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. A Tier One Copper Asset is an asset with a reserve potential of greater than 5 million tonnes of contained copper and C1 cash costs per pound in the lower half of the industry cost curve.

Endnote 6

A Technical Report to support the Pueblo Viejo mine life extension and process plant expansion project, including the pre-feasibility study for the new Naranjo tailings storage facility, will be prepared in accordance with Form 43-101F1 and filed on SEDAR within 45 days of this press release. For further information with respect to the key assumptions, parameters and risks associated with the Pueblo Viejo mine life extension and process plant expansion project, the mineral reserve and resource estimates included therein and other technical information, please refer to the Technical Report to be made available at www.sedar.com.

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 “growth”, “potential”, “deliver”, “future”, “support”, “estimated”, “represent”, “target”, “plan”, “continues”, “would” 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; Barrick’s focus on Tier One Assets and its potential for growth while delivering sustainable returns; Barrick’s forward-looking production guidance, including our five and ten year outlooks for gold and copper; our plans and expected completion and benefits of our growth projects, including the Pueblo Viejo plant expansion and mine life extension project and changes to the estimated capital cost of that facility following the completion of pre-feasibility engineering; the planned updating of the historical Reko Diq feasibility study; the future construction, development and operation of the Reko Diq project; the duration of the temporary suspension of operations at Porgera, the conditions for the reopening of the mine and the timelines for execution of definitive agreements to implement the Commencement Agreement between Papua New Guinea and Barrick Niugini Limited and to recommence operations; our pipeline of high confidence projects at or near existing operations, including the potential development of the Lumwana Super Pit; potential mineralization and metal or mineral recoveries; the potential for further growth at Nevada Gold Mines including at Goldrush and Robertson; and expectations regarding future price assumptions, financial performance and other outlook or guidance.

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; the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; disruption of supply routes which may cause delays in construction and mining activities, including disruptions in the supply of key mining inputs due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia; 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; the impact of inflation, including global inflationary pressures driven by supply chain disruptions caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and global energy cost increases following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia; 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, as well as its five and ten-year outlooks for gold and copper, may be impacted by the continuing 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, 2022PROVEN 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 underground (84.00%)2.27.160.50 116.182.2 136.342.7
Jabal Sayid surface0.0690.340.00076  0.0690.340.00076
Jabal Sayid underground5.80.200.038 7.50.390.094 130.310.13
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total5.90.210.039 7.50.390.094 130.310.13
Kibali surface5.42.070.36 152.191.0 202.161.4
Kibali underground9.14.311.3 144.151.9 234.213.2
Kibali (45.00%) total143.471.6 293.153.0 443.264.6
Loulo-Gounkoto surface112.480.89 142.781.3 252.652.2
Loulo-Gounkoto underground8.94.861.4 195.043.1 284.984.5
Loulo-Gounkoto (80.00%) total203.542.3 344.084.4 543.876.7
North Mara surface0.253.430.028 292.051.9 292.062.0
North Mara underground0.213.680.025 9.33.421.0 9.53.431.0
North Mara (84.00%) total0.463.550.053 392.382.9 392.403.0
Tongon surface (89.70%)3.92.360.30 3.92.140.26 7.82.250.56
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL473.174.8 1203.2413 1703.2218
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC          
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%)1100.652.4 4800.599.2 6000.6012
Porgera surface4 5.03.550.57 5.03.550.57
Porgera underground40.666.690.14 2.27.050.51 2.96.960.65
Porgera (24.50%) total40.666.690.14 7.24.641.1 7.94.811.2
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%)352.292.6 1402.169.7 1702.1912
Veladero surface (50.00%)8.00.410.11 770.741.8 850.711.9
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL1601.025.2 7100.9622 8700.9727
NORTH AMERICA           
Carlin surface9.82.480.79 632.244.6 732.275.4
Carlin underground119.273.3 6.07.901.5 178.794.8
Carlin (61.50%) total216.074.1 692.736.1 903.5010
Cortez surface0.762.650.065 1100.883.0 1100.903.1
Cortez underground50.609.440.18 267.746.4 267.786.5
Cortez (61.50%) total1.45.630.25 1302.229.4 1302.269.6
Hemlo surface 181.490.86 181.490.86
Hemlo underground0.504.930.079 4.64.870.73 5.14.880.81
Hemlo (100%) total0.504.930.079 232.191.6 232.251.7
Phoenix surface (61.50%)8.50.710.19 960.581.8 1000.592.0
Turquoise Ridge surface102.290.75 0.281.380.013 112.270.77
Turquoise Ridge underground1010.203.4 129.513.8 239.827.2
Turquoise Ridge (61.50%) total216.264.1 139.333.8 337.438.0
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL525.248.7 3302.1223 3802.5431
            
TOTAL2602.2619 1,2001.5357 1,4001.6776
 
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Copper Mineral Reserves1,2,3,7

As at December 31, 2022PROVEN PROBABLE TOTAL
 TonnesCu
Grade
Contained
Cu
 TonnesCu
Grade
Contained
Cu
 TonnesCu
Grade
Contained
Cu
Based on attributable pounds(Mt)(%)(Mlb) (Mt)(%)(Mlb) (Mt)(%)(Mlb)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST           
Bulyanhulu underground (84.00%)2.20.3316 110.3484 130.34100
Jabal Sayid surface0.0692.644.0 — — —  0.0692.644.0
Jabal Sayid underground5.82.25290 7.52.28380 132.26670
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total5.92.25290 7.52.28380 132.27670
Lumwana surface (100%)890.511,000 3900.595,200 4800.586,200
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL970.611,300 4100.625,600 5100.627,000
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC          
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%)1100.19480 4800.232,400 6000.222,900
Zaldívar surface (50.00%)1700.441,600 380.31260 2100.421,900
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL2800.342,100 5200.232,700 8100.274,800
NORTH AMERICA           
Phoenix surface (61.50%)110.1640 1300.16470 1400.16510
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL110.1640 1300.16470 1400.16510
            
TOTAL3900.403,500 1,1000.378,800 1,5000.3812,000
            
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Silver Mineral Reserves1,2,3,7

As at December 31, 2022PROVEN PROBABLE TOTAL
 TonnesAg
Grade
Contained
Ag
 TonnesAg
Grade
Contained
Ag
 TonnesAg
Grade
Contained
Ag
Based on attributable ounces(Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST           
Bulyanhulu underground (84.00%)2.26.900.48 115.912.1 136.072.6
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL2.26.900.48 115.912.1 136.072.6
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC           
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%)1101.917.0 4801.4322 6001.5229
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%)3512.9415 14013.7662 17013.6076
Veladero surface (50.00%)8.012.723.3 7714.6236 8514.4439
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL1604.9225 7005.34120 8605.26150
NORTH AMERICA           
Phoenix surface (61.50%)8.57.462.0 966.2419 1006.3421
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL8.57.462.0 966.2419 1006.3421
            
TOTAL1705.0728 8105.45140 9805.39170
            
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Gold Mineral Resources1,3,8,9

As at December 31, 2022MEASURED (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 surface0.00296.700.00062  0.00062 
Bulyanhulu underground3.310.241.1 215.883.9 5.0 178.44.6
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total3.310.241.1 215.883.9 5.0 178.44.6
Jabal Sayid surface0.0690.340.00076  0.00076 
Jabal Sayid underground7.80.330.083 7.30.410.097 0.18 1.50.60.027
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total7.90.330.084 7.30.410.097 0.18 1.50.60.027
Kibali surface7.42.190.52 262.061.7 2.2 4.82.10.32
Kibali underground124.631.8 243.973.1 4.9 8.42.90.79
Kibali (45.00%) total203.702.3 502.984.8 7.1 132.61.1
Loulo-Gounkoto surface122.490.97 162.901.5 2.4 6.51.90.38
Loulo-Gounkoto underground174.392.5 284.634.2 6.7 162.91.5
Loulo-Gounkoto (80.00%) total303.613.4 444.025.7 9.1 222.61.9
North Mara surface182.251.3 231.791.3 2.6 4.11.40.19
North Mara underground0.772.280.057 282.212.0 2.0 151.60.75
North Mara (84.00%) total182.251.3 502.023.3 4.6 191.60.93
Tongon surface (89.70%)4.52.570.37 5.32.320.40 0.77 0.822.50.064
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL833.238.7 1803.1818 27 733.78.6
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC             
Alturas surface (100%)   1800.95.4
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 surface40.393.980.049 142.781.3 1.3 6.12.20.43
Porgera underground40.996.160.20 5.06.040.97 1.2 1.86.60.39
Porgera (24.50%) total41.45.550.25 193.622.3 2.5 8.03.20.82
Pueblo Viejo surface (60.00%)462.083.1 1901.9912 15 4.61.80.26
Reko Diq surface (50.00%)6— — —  1,8000.2615 15 5700.23.7
Veladero surface (50.00%)9.10.400.12 1200.712.6 2.8 140.60.27
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL2901.069.9 3,6000.6069 79 1,2000.416
              
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Gold Mineral Resources1,3,8,9

As at December 31, 2022MEASURED (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)
NORTH AMERICA             
Carlin surface292.182.0 1401.948.5 11 601.22.4
Carlin underground247.805.9 136.742.7 8.7 137.33.2
Carlin (61.50%) total534.698.0 1502.3511 19 732.35.5
Cortez surface0.992.780.089 1600.874.4 4.5 1100.41.5
Cortez underground51.37.660.32 376.878.3 8.6 155.92.9
Cortez (61.50%) total2.35.530.40 1902.0213 13 1301.14.4
Donlin surface (50.00%)3.92.520.31 2702.2419 20 462.03.0
Fourmile underground (100%) 1.510.010.49 0.49 7.810.52.7
Hemlo surface—  ——  421.401.9 1.9 2.41.00.079
Hemlo underground0.725.110.12 114.801.6 1.8 3.05.10.50
Hemlo (100%) total0.725.110.12 522.093.5 3.6 5.43.30.58
Long Canyon surface0.303.530.034 4.92.560.41 0.44 1.10.90.029
Long Canyon underground— — —  1.110.680.38 0.38 0.539.10.16
Long Canyon (61.50%) total0.303.530.034 6.14.050.79 0.82 1.63.60.18
Phoenix surface (61.50%)120.640.25 2300.503.6 3.9 300.30.32
Turquoise Ridge surface242.141.6 212.071.4 3.0 6.71.70.37
Turquoise Ridge underground139.493.9 198.515.3 9.2 1.96.90.42
Turquoise Ridge (61.50%) total364.725.5 405.196.6 12 8.62.90.79
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL1104.1815 9401.9358 73 3001.817
              
TOTAL4802.1333 4,7000.96150 180 1,5000.842
              
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Copper Mineral Resources1,3,7,8,9

As at December 31, 2022MEASURED (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 surface0.00290.320.021  0.021 
Bulyanhulu underground3.30.4432 210.31140 170 170.4130
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total3.30.4432 210.31140 170 170.4130
Jabal Sayid surface0.0692.644.0  4.0 
Jabal Sayid underground7.82.60450 7.32.36380 830 1.51.344
Jabal Sayid (50.00%) total7.92.60450 7.32.36380 830 1.51.344
Lumwana surface (100%)1400.481,500 9600.5512,000 13,000 8200.58,700
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL1500.592,000 9900.5612,000 14,000 8400.58,900
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC             
Norte Abierto surface (50.00%)1700.21790 1,0000.214,700 5,500 3600.21,400
Reko Diq surface (50.00%)6 1,9000.4418,000 18,000 5900.44,600
Zaldívar surface (50.00%)3600.403,200 2000.371,600 4,800 200.4160
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL5300.344,000 3,1000.3625,000 29,000 9700.36,200
NORTH AMERICA             
Phoenix surface (61.50%)150.1552 3200.151,000 1,100 320.193
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL150.1552 3200.151,000 1,100 320.193
              
TOTAL7000.396,000 4,5000.3938,000 44,000 1,8000.415,000
              
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Silver Mineral Resources1,3,7,8,9

As at December 31, 2022MEASURED (M)10 INDICATED (I)10 (M) + (I)10 INFERRED11
 TonnesAg
Grade
Contained
Ag
 TonnesAg
Grade
Contained
Ag
 Contained
Ag
 TonnesAg
Grade
Contained
Ag
Based on attributable ounces(Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz) (Moz) (Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST             
Bulyanhulu surface0.00297.000.00065  0.00065 
Bulyanhulu underground3.38.520.90 215.543.7 4.6 176.23.4
Bulyanhulu (84.00%) total3.38.520.90 215.543.7 4.6 176.23.4
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL3.38.520.90 215.543.7 4.6 176.23.4
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%)4611.6917 19012.3275 92 4.610.51.5
Veladero surface (50.00%)9.111.393.3 12014.4254 57 1414.36.3
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL29011.73110 1,80014.51830 940 4002.228
NORTH AMERICA             
Phoenix surface (61.50%)126.802.7 2305.7942 45 305.65.4
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL126.802.7 2305.7942 45 305.65.4
              
TOTAL31011.50110 2,00013.44880 990 4502.537
              
See “Mineral Reserves and Resources Endnotes”.

 

Summary Gold Mineral Reserves1,2,3

For the years ended December 3120222021
 OwnershipTonnesGradeOuncesOwnershipTonnesGradeOunces
Based on attributable ounces%(Mt)(g/t)(Moz)%(Mt)(g/t)(Moz)
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST        
Bulyanhulu surface84.00%84.00%0.0001010.420.000035
Bulyanhulu underground84.00%136.342.784.00%107.762.5
Bulyanhulu Total84.00%136.342.784.00%107.762.5
Jabal Sayid surface50.00%0.0690.340.0007650.00%0.0720.340.00079
Jabal Sayid underground50.00%130.310.1350.00%130.260.11
Jabal Sayid Total50.00%130.310.1350.00%130.260.11
Kibali surface45.00%202.161.445.00%172.451.3
Kibali underground45.00%234.213.245.00%214.543.0
Kibali Total45.00%443.264.645.00%373.604.3
Loulo-Gounkoto surface80.00%252.652.280.00%222.982.1
Loulo-Gounkoto underground80.00%284.984.580.00%294.864.6
Loulo-Gounkoto Total80.00%543.876.780.00%514.066.7
North Mara surface84.00%292.062.084.00%381.732.1
North Mara underground84.00%9.53.431.084.00%6.83.440.75
North Mara Total84.00%392.403.084.00%441.992.8
Tongon surface89.70%7.82.250.5689.70%7.91.870.47
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST TOTAL 1703.2218 1603.2217
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC        
Norte Abierto surface50.00%6000.601250.00%6000.6012
Porgera surface424.50%5.03.550.5724.50%4.83.660.56
Porgera underground424.50%2.96.960.6524.50%3.26.340.66
Porgera Total424.50%7.94.811.224.50%8.04.751.2
Pueblo Viejo surface60.00%1702.191260.00%762.225.4
Veladero surface50.00%850.711.950.00%900.772.2
LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC TOTAL 8700.9727 7700.8321
NORTH AMERICA        
Carlin surface61.50%732.275.461.50%842.236.0
Carlin underground61.50%178.794.861.50%198.865.4
Carlin Total61.50%903.501061.50%1003.4611
Cortez surface61.50%1100.903.161.50%391.682.1
Cortez underground561.50%267.786.561.50%277.796.7
Cortez Total61.50%1302.269.661.50%654.178.8
Hemlo surface100%181.490.86100%0.0180.320.00018
Hemlo underground100%5.14.880.81100%6.45.181.1
Hemlo Total100%232.251.7100%6.45.161.1
Long Canyon surface61.50%61.50%0.611.180.023
Phoenix surface61.50%1000.592.061.50%1000.602.0
Turquoise Ridge surface61.50%112.270.7761.50%262.051.7
Turquoise Ridge underground61.50%239.827.261.50%2110.396.9
Turquoise Ridge Total61.50%337.438.061.50%465.748.6
NORTH AMERICA TOTAL 3802.5431 3303.0432
         
TOTAL 1,4001.6776 1,3001.7169
         
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, 2022 (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 was 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 Richard Peattie, Africa and Middle East Mineral Resource Manager, Chad Yuhasz, Latin America & Asia Pacific Mineral Resource Manager and Craig Fiddes, Manager – Resource Modeling, Nevada Gold Mines and reviewed by Simon Bottoms, Barrick’s Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive. For 2022, reserves have been estimated based on an assumed gold price of US$1,300 per ounce, an assumed silver price of US$18.00 per ounce, and an assumed copper price of US$3.00 per pound and long-term average exchange rates of 1.30 CAD/US$, except at Zaldívar, where mineral reserves for 2022 were calculated using Antofagasta guidance and an assumed copper price of $3.10 per pound. For 2021, reserves were 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 2021 were calculated using Antofagasta guidance and an assumed copper price of $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, 2022 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 February 3, 2022 Commencement Agreement . The Commencement Agreement provides, among other things, for ownership of Porgera to be held in a new joint venture owned 51% by Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) stakeholders and 49% by Barrick Niugini Limited (“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 Commencement Agreement. Efforts are ongoing to execute the remaining definitive agreements to implement the Commencement Agreement and finalize a timeline for the reopening of the Porgera mine and resumption of full mine operations. For additional information, see pages 8-9 of Barrick’s Third Quarter Report 2022.
  5. Cortez underground includes 21 million tonnes at 7.27g/t for 4.9 million ounces of probable reserves, 29 million tonnes at 6.49g/t for 6.1 million ounces of indicated resources and 15 million tonnes at 5.9g/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.
  6. Reko Diq mineral resources are reported on a 50% interest basis, reflecting Barrick’s ownership interest following the completion of the transaction allowing for the reconstitution of the project on December 15, 2022. This completed the process that began earlier in 2022 following the conclusion of a framework agreement among the Governments of Pakistan and Balochistan, Barrick and Antofagasta plc, which provided a path for the development of the project under a reconstituted structure.  The reconstituted project is held 50% by Barrick and 50% by Pakistani stakeholders.  Barrick is the operator of the project. For additional information, see Barrick’s press release entitled “Massive Reko Diq Project Gets All Clear, Barrick Starts Updating Plans” dated December 15, 2022.
  7. 2022 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.

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