Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
Newmont rich legacy spans most of the 20th century and is intimately linked to many of the key industrial milestones of the 1900s.
Colonel William Boyce Thompson founded the Newmont Company in 1916 as a holding company for private acquisitions in oil and gas, mining and minerals enterprises. Thompson named the company “Newmont” because, as one biographer described it, “he grew up in Montana and made his money in New York.”
Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) since 1940, Newmont has spent about century primarily in the natural resources industry, mining gold, copper, silver, lead, zinc, lithium, uranium, coal, nickel and aggregates, and even developing oil and gas. Today, Newmont is the world’s leading gold company as measured by assets, prospects and people. Newmont has actively operating mines in nine countries across the globe.
As one of a relatively small number of companies that have been listed on the NYSE since 1940, Newmont continues to create value and opportunities for their shareholders, employees and host communities.