By Otto Rock
[biiwii comment: douche bag… ]
Right now there are contenders and competition for the top spot in the precious metals mining world. The number one position has been Barrick, Newmont, even Goldcorp if you go back a couple of years. Right now today it’s Barrick, but assuming the Newmont/Goldcorpse merger goes through that consolidated company will return NEM to the top. Aside the classic race, Australia’s Newcrest has flown up the rankings recently and you can even make a case for a couple of the massive (though somewhat opaque) Chinese entities.