Filed by Newmont Mining Corporation
                           Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
                                        and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
                                          of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                        Subject Company: Normandy Mining Limited
                                                   Commission File No. 132-00965


Newmont Mining Corporation
1700 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80203                              NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:                                      INVESTOR CONTACT:
Doug Hock                                           Wendy Yang
303-837-5812                                        303-837-6141


SYDNEY, 14 January 2002 (Denver, 13 January 2002) -- Newmont Mining Corporation
(NYSE: NEM) announced today that it has received approval from Australia's
Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for its acquisition of Normandy Mining
Limited (ASX:NDY). The approval was granted on the basis that:

o     Newmont adheres to its undertaking regarding Normandy's commitment to
      Australian Magnesium Corporation Limited,
o     Newmont/Normandy maintains a corporate headquarters in Australia, and
o     Newmont/Normandy maintains a listing on Australian Stock Exchange

all of which are consistent with Newmont's strategic plans.

Newmont Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne W. Murdy said, "We
have now received another significant regulatory approval in relation to our
acquisitions of Normandy and Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited. The
formal approval from FIRB of our investment in Normandy,together with last
week's SEC declaration of effectiveness of our registration statements, should
remove any doubt as to our ability to complete the Normandy bid and acquisition
of Franco-Nevada by mid-February."

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Shareholders should obtain current quotes for the Newmont, Normandy and
AngloGold shares.

Although the Normandy Board, subject to its fiduciary duties, has recommended
Newmont's offer to Normandy shareholders, Normandy has not provided unqualified
assistance to Newmont in making its offer. Among other things, Normandy has
refused to provide Newmont with certain financial information, and it has not
permitted its auditors to issue a consent in respect of financial information
relating to Normandy.

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This press release contains forward-looking information and statements about
Newmont Mining Corporation, Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited, Normandy
Mining Limited and the combined company after completion of the transactions.
Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These
statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying
assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with
respect to future operations, products and services; and statements regarding
future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the
words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates" and similar
expressions. The forward-looking information and statements in this press
release are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are
difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Newmont, Franco-Nevada
and Normandy Mining, that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information
and statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or
identified in the public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission made by Newmont and Normandy, and Franco-Nevada's filings with the
Ontario Securities Commission; risks and uncertainties with respect to the
parties' expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax
treatment of the transactions, the value of the transaction consideration,
production and development opportunities, conducting worldwide operations,
earnings accretion, cost savings, revenue enhancements, synergies and other
benefits anticipated from the transactions; and the effect of gold price and
foreign exchange rate fluctuations, and general economic conditions such as
changes in interest rates and the performance of the financial markets, changes
in domestic and foreign laws, regulations and taxes, changes in competition and
pricing environments, the occurrence of significant natural disasters, civil
unrest and general market and industry conditions.

In connection with the proposed transactions, Newmont Mining Corporation has
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a Registration Statement
on Form S-4 (which includes an Offer Document) and a Proxy Statement/Prospectus
on Schedule 14A. Investors and security holders are advised to read the Offer
Document and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, because they contain important
information. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Offer
Document and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed by Newmont
with the Commission at the Commission's web site at Free
copies of the Offer Document and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other
filings made by Newmont or Normandy with the Commission, may also be obtained
from Newmont. Free copies of Newmont's and Normandy's filings may be obtained by
directing a request to Newmont Mining Corporation, Attn: Investor Relations,
1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203, Telephone: (303) 863-7414. Copies
of Franco-Nevada's filings may be obtained at

Newmont Mining Corporation and its directors, executive officers and other
members of its management and employees may be soliciting proxies from its
stockholders in connection with the transactions. Information concerning
Newmont's participants in the solicitation is set forth in Newmont's Current
Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on November 14, 2001, as amended.

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