Investing in Gold and Achieving Our Glory
 
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The process of gold production with its numerous stages has undergone rapid scientific and technological development since the Klondike Gold Rush in the turn of the nineteenth century. This article offers a brief review of the ten biggest and most influential precious metal processing companies in the world.

With as much as twenty-seven operational mines scattered across the globe, the Barrick Gold Corporation, founded in 1983, is arguably the largest producer of gold in the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company's chares are traded on the stock exchanges in New York and Toronto under the ticker ABX. Amid heavy gunning from environmentalists over the possible spills of poisonous chemicals in the area of some mines, the executive officials of Barrick managed to top the gold producers' rankings with a total output of 5,525 million ounces at the end of the third quarter of 2009.