Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages precious metals royalties, metal streams, and similar interests. It focuses on acquiring stream and royalty interests or to finance projects that are in production or in development stage in exchange for stream or royalty interests. As of June 30, 2016, the company owned stream interests in 4 producing property and 3 development stage properties; and owned royalty interests in 34 producing properties, 21 development stage properties, and 131 exploration stage properties. Its principal producing stream and royalty interests on properties are located in the United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Ghana. The company also holds stream and royalty interests in mines and projects in other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Spain, and Tunisia. Royal Gold, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Denver, Colorado.