Converting the power plant that feeds the Pueblo Viejo mine from heavy fuel oil to natural gas is expected to reduce the operation’s average cost of sales and all-in sustaining costs by about $54 per ounce.
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The company said its founder and chairman emeritus, Peter Munk, passed away Wednesday in Toronto, surrounded by his family.
The boss of the world's top gold miner has bought 306,000 additional shares in the company.
The gold miner’s employees will receive this year 90 shares each, taking the total held by staff to more than 1.5 million shares.
The power generation facility that supplies electricity to the Porgera Joint Venture mine experienced significant damage during the earthquake.
Miner is advancing a pipeline of projects expected to contribute more than 1 million ounces of annual production starting in 2021.
Proceeds from the private placement and financing will be used for exploration and development of the junior miner’s projects in Colombia and Nicaragua.
Agency also cut a 2013 fine for violations to $11.5 million (7 billion Chilean pesos) from the previous $16 million it had charged Barrick Gold, but later forced to review by an environmental court.
The non-brokered private placement gives Barrick about 15% of Reunion Gold Corporation (TSX-V:RGD), which has interests in four different projects in South America’s North Atlantic coast.
Shareholders argue Barrick decision to hand Tanzania 50 percent of "economic benefits" from Acacia's mines may set baseline for future host nations' demands.
Lawsuit was filed last year after the miner halted payments due to a local group.
Court of appeals says charges of “pollution, negligence and malpractice" still in place for 8 of 9 people.
While the measure allows the company to resume full operations, Barrick said it plans to gradually restart them.
The Robertson Property located about 96km (60 miles) south of Elko, Lander County, Nevada.
Union at Barrick's troubled operation, Argentina's largest gold mine, says strike will resume if there's no deal after two weeks of talks.
Local judge says the company failed to complete improvements that could have prevented the latest cyanide spill, the third such accident in less than 18 months.
Barrick, Cisco, Great Basin College announce partnership providing free digital career training for employees, other northern Nevadans.
$400,000 investment will help participants pursue IT focused exploratory, foundational, and career-ready courses
In addition to raising costs for miners and delaying certain projects, the focus on the amount of water used by the extraction industry in the region will boost social pressure and anti-mining sentiment, experts say.
Deal will also see the two firms looking at jointly developing the nearby Pascua-Lama gold, silver and copper project and evaluating additional investment opportunities in the area.
Measure is temporary, pending more information on what happened and the possible consequences of the new incident, San Juan’s governor said.
A local government spokesman said a pipe carrying a “rich mixture” of gold and rocks came lose on Tuesday night, but no official information has been disclosed.
Rumours come a year after the gold miner vowed to spend $640 million to extend the life of Lagunas Norte, worth about $1.4 billion according to industry experts.
The country's mining regulator will have to issue a new temporary closure plan for the project, including comments from other government offices.
The company is focusing on assets with the potential to add as much as 1.1 million ounces of gold to its total output beyond 2021.
But lower all-in sustaining costs mitigated the impact of decreased production, preliminary full-year figures show.