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At the height of the downturn in 2014 depressed commodity prices threatened corporate profits, impelled mine closures, put shareholder returns in peril and undermined capital budgets. This combined with decreasing ore grades, deeper deposits and […]

Centerra gets some breathing room in dispute with Kyrgyz Republic

The arbitrator has sided with miner, allowing it to move forward with the case against the Central Asian country.

Canada’s Gabriel Resources sues Romania for $4.4bn over halted mine

The company argues the Central European country violated several investment treaty provisions in its claim to the bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Argentina lifts curbs on cyanide use at Barrick's Veladero mine

While the measure allows the company to resume full operations, Barrick said it plans to gradually restart them.

Barrick Gold buys Nevada mining project from former partner

The Robertson Property located about 96km (60 miles) south of Elko, Lander County, Nevada.

Strike at Barrick’s Veladero mine suspended

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.

Barrick may face 'negligence' charges over latest spill at Veladero — report

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.

Goldcorp begins friendly $247 million takeover of Exeter

Exeter shareholders will receive 0.12 of a common share of Goldcorp for each they have in the junior — that's a premium of 67% based on the part's closing prices on the day prior to the announcement.

Minjar Gold attempt to grab Barrick’s stake in Super Pit falls through

The firm, a unit of Shanghai-listed Shandong Tyan Home, reportedly walked away from the deal due to recent tightened controls in China on outbound investment.

Water scarcity, pollution to take shine off Latin American mining sector

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.

Barrick confirms selling half of Veladero to Shandong Gold for $960 million

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.

Argentine provincial Gov’t orders Barrick to halt operations at Veladero

Measure is temporary, pending more information on what happened and the possible consequences of the new incident, San Juan’s governor said.

Fresh ‘incident’ at Barrick’s Veladero mine in Argentina

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.

Barrick, Goldcorp team up to develop one of world’s largest gold deposits in Chile

The world’s No. 1 and No. 3 gold producers will focus on developing gold mines in northern Chile's rich Maricunga belt.

World’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine to begin production in 2019

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals is getting closer to kicking off operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea.

Barrick mulls selling part of Peru mine, bringing partner — report

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.

Chile’s Supreme Court casts shadow over Barrick’s plans to restart Pascua-Lama

The country's mining regulator will have to issue a new temporary closure plan for the project, including comments from other government offices.

Here's the latest scoop on Barrick's projects

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.

Barrick Gold to headline Unearthed mining hackathon event in Toronto

Canadian tech startups, entrepreneurs and innovators will have a unique opportunity to create the next generation of technologies for the mining industry at the first Unearthed hackathon in Toronto.

Chinese race to grab Barrick’s stake in Super Pit hits roadblock

Minjar Gold is still waiting for Chinese regulatory clearance and hasn’t been able to secure funding for the $1.3 billion deal.

Barrick’s gold output fell almost 10 percent in 2016

But lower all-in sustaining costs mitigated the impact of decreased production, preliminary full-year figures show.

Barrick’s chairman wants the miner to be a ‘company of owners’

Executive Chairman John L. Thornton discusses company’s new global employee share plan.

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

Centerra Gold’s presence in Turkey

Centerra Gold, a Toronto-based Canadian company, appears in the news regarding its troubles in Kyrgyzstan and its operations at the Kumtor gold mine.

New Zealand deep-sea life needs 'better protection' from mining, study shows

Scientist from Victoria University of Wellington says too little is known about the seafloor communities found in in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.