Accordingly, the company's gold mineral resources decreased to 136.7mn ounces as of end-2013 from 149.3mn ounces as of end-2012 while its mineral reserves declined to 52.6mn ounces from 59.4mn ounces the year before.
The decline in the company's mineral reserves was mainly driven by the price impacts and depletion of 2.3mn ounces.
Gold Field's copper mineral resources also declined to 14bn pounds at the end of last year from 15.2bn pounds a year ago while the company's mineral reserves decreased to 712mn pounds from 1.04bn pounds.
On an attributable basis, gold mineral resources declined to 113.4mn ounces at end-2013 from 125.5mn ounces a year earlier and gold mineral reserves decreased to 48.6mn ounces from 54.9mn ounces. Copper mineral resources decreased to 7.12bn pounds from 8.62bn pounds and copper mineral reserves declined to 708mn pounds at end-2013 from 1.02bn pounds at end-2012.
Around 56% of the company's gold mineral resources are located in the
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