Integrated Annual Review 2012 Annual Financial Report 2012 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Regional overview  
 

6.4.3 Group summary

Prior to the unbundling of Sibanye Gold, Gold Fields had total attributable gold and copper Mineral Resources of 199.7 million ounces (December 2011: 198.0 million ounces) and 8,622 million pounds (December 2011: 3,607 million pounds) respectively. Gold and copper Mineral Reserves are 68.4 million ounces (December 2011: 77.6 million ounces) and 1,024 million pounds (December 2011: 1,109 million pounds) respectively, net of mined depletion. The respective gold and copper figures are inclusive of Arctic Platinum (APP), Chucapaca, Talas, Yanfolila, Woodjam and Far Southeast (FSE) projects. Other commodities and by-products (platinum, palladium, nickel, silver and molybdenum), which are reported as part of the Mineral Resource, are summarised in Figure 6.12.

Post-unbundling, Gold Fields has total attributable gold Mineral Resources of 125.5 million ounces (December 2011: 119.2 million ounces), and Mineral Reserves of
54.9 million ounces (December 2011: 56.1 million ounces), net of mined depletion. The figures for copper and the other commodities remain the same as stated above and summarised in Figure 6.11.

Figure 6.3: Group attributable Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (including Sibanye Gold and Projects)       Figure 6.4: Group attributable Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (excluding Sibanye Gold)
Figure 6.3: Group attributable Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (including Sibanye Gold and Projects)       Figure 6.4: Group attributable Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (excluding Sibanye Gold)

Figure 6.5: Gold Fields Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve summary as at 31 December 2012 (including Projects and Sibanye Gold operations)

    MINERAL RESOURCES   MINERAL RESERVES  
                   
    31 December 2012   Dec 2011   31 December 2012   Dec 2011  
Gold
Total operating mines and projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Gold
(Moz)
  Gold
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Gold
(Moz)
  Gold
(Moz)
 
GFL Managed (New Gold Fields)   1,104.8   3.22   114.211   119.669   728.1   2.54   59.402   60.505  
GFL Attributable (New Gold Fields)   1,022.7   3.21   105.594   110.908   672.1   2.54   54.855   56.079  
Sibanye Managed   606.7   3.81   74.246   78.772   89.2   4.72   13.530   21.535  
Sibanye Attributable   606.7   3.81   74.246   78.772   89.2   4.72   13.530   21.535  
Total Mines – Managed   1,711.5   3.42   188.457   198.441   817.3   2.78   72.932   82.040  
Total Mines – Attributable   1,629.4   3.43   179.840   189.680   761.3   2.79   68.385   77.614  
Projects – Managed   1,849.5   0.59   35.106   14.042          
Projects – Attributable   1,175.1   0.53   19.904   8.305          
Grand Total – Managed   3,561.1   1.95   223.563   212.482   817.3   2.78   72.932   82.040  
Grand Total – Attributable   2,804.5   2.22   199.745   197.985   761.3   2.79   68.385   77.614  
Copper
Total operating mines and projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Copper
(Mlb)
  Copper
(Mlb)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Copper
(Mlb)
  Copper
(Mlb)
 
Mines – Managed   138.8   0.43   1,302   1,386   103.6   0.45   1.039   1.126  
Mines – Attributable   136.7   0.43   1,284   1,366   102.1   0.45   1.024   1.109  
Project – Managed   1,832.1   0.34   13,935   3,606          
Project – Attributable   1,160.3   0.29   7,338   2,241          
Total – Managed   1,970.9   0.35   15,237   4,992   103.6   0.45   1,039   1,126  
Total – Attributable   1,297.0   0.30   8,622   3,607   102.1   0.45   1,024   1,109  
Platinum
Projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Platinum
(Moz)
  Platinum
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Platinum
(Moz)
  Platinum
(Moz)
 
Managed   208.5   0.36   2.417   2.337          
Attributable   208.5   0.36   2.417   2.337          
Palladium
Projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Palladium
(Moz)
  Palladium
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Palladium
(Moz)
  Palladium
(Moz)
 
Managed   208.5   1.47   9.842   9.162          
Attributable   208.5   1.47   9.842   9.162          
Silver
Projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Silver
(Moz)
  Silver
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Silver
(Moz)
  Silver
(Moz)
 
Managed   132.7   10.80   46.093   46.093          
Attributable   67.7   10.80   23.507   23.507          
Nickel
Projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
 
Managed   208.5   0.10   438   313          
Attributable   208.5   0.10   438   313          
Molybdenum (Mo)
Projects
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Mo
(Mlb)
  Mo
(Mlb
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Mo
(Mlb)
  Mo
(Mlb)
 
Managed   452.7   0.01   105   98          
Attributable   452.7   0.01   105   59          

Figure 6.6: Gold Fields Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve summary as at 31 December 2012 (including Projects but excluding Sibanye Gold operations)

  MINERAL RESOURCES   MINERAL RESERVES  
                 
  31 December 2012   Dec 2011   31 December 2012   Dec 2011  
Gold
Total operating mines and projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Gold
(Moz)
  Gold
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Gold
(Moz)
  Gold
(Moz)
 
Managed 2,954.4   1.57   149.317   133.710   728.1   2.54   59.402   60.505  
Attributable 2,197.8   1.78   125.499   119.213   672.1   2.54   54.855   56.079  
Copper
Total operating mines and projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Copper
(Mlb)
  Copper
(Mlb)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Copper
(Mlb)
  Copper
(Mlb)
 
Managed 1,970.9   0.35   15,237   4,992   103.6   0.45   1,039   1,126  
Attributable 1,297.0   0.30   8,622   3,607   102.1   0.45   1,024   1,109  
Platinum
Projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Platinum
(Moz)
  Platinum
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Platinum
(Moz)
  Platinum
(Moz)
 
Managed 208.5   0.36   2.417   2.337          
Attributable 208.5   0.36   2.417   2.337          
Palladium
Projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Palladium
(Moz)
  Palladium
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Palladium
(Moz)
  Palladium
(Moz)
 
Managed 208.5   1.47   9.842   9.162          
Attributable 208.5   1.47   9.842   9.162          
Silver
Projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Silver
(Moz)
  Silver
(Moz)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(g/t)
  Silver
(Moz)
  Silver
(Moz)
 
Managed 132.7   10.80   46.093   46.093          
Attributable 67.7   10.80   23.507   23.507          
Nickel
Projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
  Nickel
(Mlb)
 
Managed 208.5   0.10   438   313          
Attributable 208.5   0.10   438   313          
Molybdenum (Mo)
Projects
Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Mo
(Mlb)
  Mo
(Mlb)
  Tonnes
(Mt)
  Grade
(%)
  Mo
(Mlb)
  Mo
(Mlb)
 
Managed 452.7   0.01   105   98          
Attributable 452.7   0.01   105   59