Preliminary figures released this week by the company reveal that attributable gold production during Q2 was 1.17 million ounces, a slight gain on a quarter-over-quarter basis and a 1% drop from Q2 2012's 1.18 million. The tally for copper was 34 million pounds, which was down 10.5% from the 38 million notched in both the previous quarter and the year-ago period.
Attributable sales, meanwhile, came in at 1.21 million ounces for gold, a gain of 6% over both the preceding quarter's and Q2 2012's results of 1.14 million. Copper sales advanced to 37 million pounds, a healthy 19% higher on a quarter-over-quarter basis and 32% above the year-ago period.
For the entirety of 2013, Newmont estimates that attributable production will be 4.8 million-5.1 million ounces of gold, and 150 million-170 million pounds of copper.
The company is scheduled to release its Q2 results after market close on July 25. A conference call is scheduled for the following day to discuss the quarter in greater depth.