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Cortez Hills Mine

Barrick gets approval for Cortez Hills enviro study

The US Bureau of Land Management has approved a supplemental environmental impact statement for Barrick Gold's big Cortez Hills mine in Nevada, the company said on Wednesday morning. Cortez Hills has been operating under a tailored injunction...
16th March 2011
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Mining companies pressed to boost production amid record prices, rising demand

The Canadian mining sector in the first quarter of 2011 looks and feels starkly different compared with the industry that rang in the New Year just two years earlier
25th February 2011

High prices are a double-edged sword as costs rise too

Gold producers are pulling in record revenues and cash flow thanks to $1 300/oz-plus prices for the yellow metal, but the downside of the commodities boom is that pricier steel, oil, labour and other necessities are pushing up operating costs and...
18th February 2011

Barrick mulls open pit at Turquoise Ridge, eyes copper porphyries at El Indio

Aaron Regent Barrick Gold is looking at a big open pit at its Turquoise Ridge underground mine, in Nevada, that could potentially turn the operation into the region's next “mega mine”, CEO Aaron Regent said on Wednesday. Speaking in a presentation at the...
22nd September 2010

Barrick Goldstrike accident not likely to affect output guidance

Barrick Gold, the top producer of the precious metal, does not expect an August 12 accident at its Goldstrike operations, in Nevada, will affect 2010 production guidance for the group's North American business unit. Barrick suspended all...
24th August 2010

Barrick puts costs in reverse with big new projects marching on Video Available

It was smiles all around on Wednesday, as Barrick Gold – newly freed from its gold hedges and boasting higher production and lower cost numbers – published first quarter results and hosted its annual shareholder meeting in downtown Toronto. The...
29th April 2010

Barrick sees Cerro Casale construction decision by end 2011

Toronto-based Barrick Gold expects to be ready for a construction decision on the $4-billion-plus Cerro Casale gold/copper project, in Chile, by the end of 2011, CEO Aaron Regent said on Thursday. If all goes to plan, and assuming the necessary...
19th February 2010

Barrick seeks limited injunction on Cortez Hills

Barrick Gold said on Tuesday it has requested a U.S. court to issue a limited injunction that would allow work at its Cortez Hills mine in Nevada to continue while additional environmental assessments on the project are under way. In December, an...
26th January 2010

Barrick gains upper hand on costs

The balance of power is shifting in the wrestling match between gold giant Barrick and its sworn enemy, the cash cost, CEO Aaron Regent indicated on Thursday. Gold miners around the world have battled rising prices for fuel, equipment and labour...
30th July 2009

Momentum builds behind Barrick's Pascua Lama project

Toronto-based Barrick Gold expects that the huge Pascua Lama project, on the border of Chile and Argentina, will be the next addition to the company's list of mines under construction, CEO Aaron Regent indicated on Wednesday. The world's biggest...
30th April 2009

Barrick will sell $750m of debt securities

Gold giant Barrick Gold has entered into an underwriting agreement to issue $750-million in notes that will mature in 2019, the firm said on Thursday. The offering is expected to close on March 24, and is being underwritten by a syndicate led by...
19th March 2009
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