Can new gold sector leaders make the grade?

Mark Bristow said in an interview earlier this year he expected Barrick Gold Corp to be “one of the few” global gold leaders to have delivered on its plans in 5-10 years’ time. That would presumably contrast with numerous less auspicious performances in an industry “in decline”. He may well repeat the message at this year’s Denver Gold Forum, but he won’t be the only one.

Can new gold sector leaders make the grade? Can new gold sector leaders make the grade? Can new gold sector leaders make the grade? Can new gold sector leaders make the grade? Can new gold sector leaders make the grade?

Gold sector has few top-shelf players, and, apparently, limited quality growth options. Image: Agnico Eagle