When mine promoter and financier Colonel William Boyce Thompson decided to create the Newmont Company in 1916 to handle his larger private acquisitions -- spanning oil and gas, mining and even hats -- he named the company based on the wealth he created in New York and his love for his home state of Montana. The company has also dabbled in oil, and mined coal, copper, lead and zinc.
Over the next 30 years, Newmont entered a period of steady growth by acquisition and diversification, often through joint ventures with other well-established companies. As a result, we became one of the largest copper producers and ushered in a new era of gold production.
Today, our vision is to become the most valued and respected mining company through industry leading performance. Our staff of employees and contractors work on continents around the world -- North America, South America, Australia and Africa.