AuRico Gold Inc is incorporated and domiciled in Canada and formed on 30 June 1997 under the name Golden Rock Explorations Inc. On June 9, 2011, the Company changed its name to its current name, AuRico Gold Inc. It is a Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in North America. The Company's core operations include the Young-Davidson mine in Ontario, Canada and the El Chanate mine in Sonora, Mexico. The Company's project pipeline also includes advanced exploration opportunities in Mexico and Canada. Projects include the Kemess Underground Project, a gold-copper deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada. The Company produces dore bars at its mine sites, which are sent to third parties for refining. It competes with other mining and exploration companies in the acquisition of mining claims and leases and in connection with the recruitment and retention of qualified employees. The Company's mining and exploration activities are subject to various governmental laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment.