St Barbara is focused on strong margin gold operations in Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.
Our Gwalia underground mine at our Leonora Operations in Western Australia, is our cornerstone asset, with 2.1 million ounces of gold in reserves at 31 December 2021. We have been operating there since 2008. In 2022 we acquired Bardoc Gold, adding the well-advanced Zoroastrian and Aphrodite deposits to our presence in the Leonora province.
We acquired our Atlantic Operations in Nova Scotia, Canada in July 2019, and it is already delivering significant value to St Barbara. The Touquoy open pit mine commenced commercial production in 2018 and there is strong exploration potential in the region.
Our Simberi Operations in Papua New Guinea, and its open cut mine, has been part of our portfolio since 2012. An upcoming sulphide project has the potential to extend the life of the mine in Simberi by at least 10 years.