Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G NYSE:GG) is one of the world's largest, most cost effective (twice as much net income as Kinross Gold in the first three quarters of 2010 despite similar revenue) and most active (has had a major interest in a number of other major companies including Silver Wheaton, Glamis Gold, Placer Dome, Escobal the half a billion dollar Guatemala silver deposit, acquired $240 million worth (8 percent) of Thompson Creek Metals by selling it 52% of Terrane Metals) mining companies. It has a direct interest in 17 major gold and silver projects throughout the America's (December 2010, 9 in the USA and Canada, 8 in the rest of America). In addition it has recently acquired 100% (deal completed December 30, 2010) of the 2.1 million ounce Cerro Del Negro deposit in Argentina (through the $3.6 billion takeover of Andean Resources). It is engaged in gold mining production and related activities including exploration, extraction, processing, and reclamation. In 2010 George Soros became a shareholder of the company.
Goldcorp also has one of the most extensive relationships of any gold mining company with other companies. It remains 100% unhedged (highly exposed to gold prices for most of its history) which means it doesn't need to spend billions of dollars to get out of bad hedge positions (in late 2009 the elimination of hedge commitments cost Barrick Gold $3 billion. Goldcorp also owns 13% of Osisko Mining whose key asset is the 10 million ounce (2P reserve) Malartic deposit in Quebec; it also helped to establish another up and coming company New Gold by lending it the $463 million it needed to purchase the El Morrow gold and copper project in Chile from Xstrata. Its 100% owned Penasquito mine in Mexico (hasn't started producing yet) has 1 billion ounces of silver in reserves.(Read more at Wikinvest )