Founded in 1987, World Gold Council specializes in stimulating and maximizing the demand for and holding of Gold. The organization represents some of the leading gold mining companies in the world. World Gold Council works as a source of independent research and knowledge on the international gold market. Its list of members includes Agnico-Eagle, AngloGoldAshanti, Eldorado Gold Corp, Minera Yanacocha, Newmont Mining Corp, and many more. Some of its associates are China Gold Corp, Franco Nevada Corp, Hutti Gold Mines, Mitsubishi Materials and Royal Gold Corp.