Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages precious metals royalties, metal streams, and similar interests. It focuses on acquiring royalty and stream interests or to finance projects that are in production or in development stage in exchange for royalty interests. As of June 30, 2015, the company owned stream interests in 1 producing property and 2 development stage properties; and owned royalty interests in 36 producing properties, 22 development stage properties, and 135 exploration stage properties. Its principal producing royalty and stream interests on properties are located in the United States, Canada, Chile, and Mexico. The company also holds royalty and stream interests in mines and projects in other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Spain, and Tunisia. Royal Gold, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Denver, Colorado.