|Gold Mine Planned for Southwest Alaska Threatens Environment and Local Communities|
February 27th, 2013
The Kuskokwim region is at a crossroads. A massive gold mine is planned at Crooked Creek, a tributary of the Kuskokwim. With an estimated 27 year production run churning out more than one million ounces of gold per year, the Donlin Gold mine would require an open pit two miles long, one mile wide and 1,800 feet deep, plus the largest pipeline built in Alaska since the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.While it promises jobs in a region with few employment opportunities, the mine as currently proposed could have serious consequences for subsistence livelihoods.
|Investigation of trace metal concentrations in soil, sediments and waters in the vicinity of “Geita Gold Mine” and “North Mara Gold Mine” in North West Tanzania (with Barrick Response)|
by Åsgeir R. Almå s, Charles Kweyunga and Mka bwa LK Manoko Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Between October and November 2009, the Interfaith Group in Tanzania launched a study report that had been commissioned to look into metal sediments in soil, water, and plants. Barrick Gold Corporation issued a counter-report. Here are the original report and the Response to Barrick in which the consultants defend their findings. There is also a link to all statements from Barrick Gold Corporation.
|Meeting with Partners at Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea|
by Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada
January 2nd, 2009
In November 2008 MiningWatch Canada’s Catherine Coumans had the opportunity to meet with partners at Barrick Gold’s Porgera Mine in the Papua New Guinea Highlands (Enga Province). Our partners are the grassroots human rights group called Akali Tange Association (ATA) and the Porgera Landowners Association (PLOA). These two organizations created a joint organization called Porgera Alliance this year.
|Six Villagers Killed in Barrick's North Mara Mine|
by Tundu Lissu, Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT)
June 17th, 2006
Folks, It's bad news again. Over two weeks ago, on June 1, security guards employed by Barrick Gold Corp. at the North Mara Gold Mine in Tarime District, Northern Tanzania shot dead a villager who was alleged to have illegally entered the Mine complex.