Newmont Mining Corporation’s 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 Mining Corporation has spent a 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 one of the world’s leading gold companies, with approximately 28,000 employees and contractors operate on five continents in seven 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 our shareholders, employees and host communities.
We invite you to read more about our diverse and storied past and the remarkable foundation upon which our company was built.