Royal Gold, Inc. (Royal Gold) together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of acquiring and managing precious metals royalties and similar interests. The Company focuses to acquire existing royalties or to finance projects that are in production or in development stage in exchange. As of June 30, 2012, the Company owned royalties on 39 producing properties, 26 development stage properties and 128 exploration stage properties, of which the Company considers 40 to be evaluation stage projects. The Company owns a royalty on all gold produced from the sulfide portion of the Andacollo copper and gold deposit. The Company owns a 1.0% to 1.5% sliding-scale net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Canadian Malartic open-pit gold mine and milling operation located in Quebec, Canada.