St Barbara is an Australian based, ASX listed gold producer and explorer.
St Barbara's assets include the Leonora Operations in Western Australia and the Simberi Operation in Papua New Guinea.
As at 30 June 2015 St Barbara had Mineral Resources of over 9 million ounces of contained gold including Ore Reserves of over 4 million ounces of contained gold, as well as an extensive landholding comprising granted tenements and tenement applications in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The Leonora Operations include the Gwalia 1.2 Mtpa processing plant and the Gwalia Underground mine, as well as nearby development opportunities. St Barbara's Gwalia mine was commissioned in October 2008 and is the cornerstone asset for St Barbara with an indicative mine life at the start of FY16 of approximately seven years and high grade mineralisation below the current reserves. King of the Hills commenced production in June 2011 and ceased mining in April 2015 producing over 225,000 ounces of gold during this time. King of the Hills was sold in October 2015 to Saracen Metals Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd.
The Simberi mine is on Simberi Island in Papua New Guinea and started production in February 2008. In 2013 the plant was expanded with installation of a SAG mill with the objective to lift gold output towards a run rate of 100,000 ounces per annum. The Simberi mine is a significant contributor to PNG’s economy and its community, with significant further exploration potential around the mine.
The Company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ticker symbol SBM).