FACTBOX-The top 10 gold companies based on production

Mon Sep 8, 2008 7:30pm BST

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 Sept 8 (Reuters) - Here is a list of the world's top 10 gold companies
based on annual production:
Rank  Company              Production      Largest Mines 
                      (million oz)
1.    Barrick Gold              8.06       Gold Strike (U.S.)
   Corp  (ABX.TO)                       Cortez (U.S.)
   (Canada)                             Valedero (Argentina)
2.    AngloGold Ashanti         5.47       Sunrise Dam (Australia)
   (ANGJ.J)                             Mponeng (South Africa)
   (South Africa)                       Great Noligwa (South Africa)
3.    Newmont Mining            5.30       Nevada (U.S.)
   Corp (NEM.N)                         Yanacocha (Peru)
   (U.S.)                               Tanami (Australia)
4.    Gold Fields               4.02       Driefontein (South Africa)
   (GFIJ.J)                             Kloof (South Africa)
   (South Africa)                       Tarkwa Mine (Ghana)
5.    Harmony Gold Mining       2.33       Tshepong (South Africa)
   Co Ltd (HARJ.J)                      Evander (South Africa)
   (South Africa)                       Randfontein (South Africa)
6.    Freeport-McMoRan          2.32       Grasberg (Indonesia)
   (FCX.N) (U.S.)                       Ojos del Salado (Chile)
7.    Goldcorp                  2.29       Red Lake (Canada)
   (G.TO)                               El Sauzal (Mexico),
   (Canada)                             Alumbrera (Argentina)
8.    Newcrest Mining           1.61       Telfer  (Australia)
   (NCM.AX)                             Cadia Hill (Australia)
   (Australia)                          Ridgeway (Australia)
9.    Kinross Gold Corp         1.58       Fort Knox (U.S.)
   (K.TO)                               Round Mountain (U.S.)
   (Canada)                             Maricunga (Chile)
10.   Rio Tinto                 1.23       Bingham Canyon (U.S.)
   (RIO.L)                              Cortez/Pipe line (U.S.)
   (Great Britain)                      Grasberg (Indonesia)
 Source: Company Reports; Infomine (www.infomine.com)
 (Writing by Carl Bagh; Editing by Marguerita Choy)