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Spread of mine sparks fears
by Narelle TowieThe Sunday Times
Kalgoorlie's super pit may be the goose that laid the golden egg, but moves to expand Australia's biggest goldmine are being bitterly opposed by neighbours.

Sisters take on mining giant
by Michael SwanCatholic Register
February 29th, 2008
The Quebec-based teaching order Les Soeurs des Sainte-Anne, with the backing of Les Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jesus et de Marie and the union-backed pension and mutual fund company Batirente, want Barrick Gold Corp. to answer questions about the company’s $2.4-billion Pascua Lama project, an open pit gold mine the company is developing high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile.

Goldmine swallowing historic town
by Kevin Andrusiak and Paige TaylorPerth Now
February 9th, 2008
IT is Australia's biggest goldmine, swallowing what is known as the world's richest square mile of dirt.

Section of Super Pit wall collapses
ABC News Online
February 9th, 2008
A 50-metre stretch of the wall at one of Australia's biggest open pit gold mines has collapsed.

KCGM in moves to reopen tailings dams
by Kevin AndrusiakThe Australian
THE more gold goes up, the further down the Kalgoorlie Super Pit partners want to go. Joint-venture owners Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold want to increase the heights of two controversial tailings dams, and re-open another, as part of its plans to expand Australia's biggest gold mine, the massive Super Pit operations in the West Australian goldfields capital of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

AFP investigating mining firms over conduct
by Nick McKenzieThe Age
SEVERAL Australian mining companies and executives are under investigation over alleged misconduct and dubious practices in the developing world, sparking calls for greater oversight.

The Wiradjuri Fight to the Bitter End
A documentary on the struggle by Wiradjuri to protect Lake Cowal from Barrick Gold's open cut goldmine in the lake bed. By Debbie Gilbert

PEAK MINERALS: Ground breaking report warns of resource depletion.
In an Australian first, mining data from as far back as 1829 has been collected and analysed by Monash University academic, Dr Gavin Mudd in conjunction with the Mineral Policy Institute to determine the long term sustainability of a range of Australia’s mineral resources.

Gold nears record high as oil sets a new one
by BloombergSydney Morning Herald
GOLD has reached a 27-year high as record oil prices heightened concerns that inflation will accelerate as a slumping US dollar boosted the appeal of precious metals as an alternative investment. Silver also gained a 26-year high.

Barrick in Australia: Carbon’s ‘conflict’ stalls mine
by Robert Taylor, State Political EditorThe West
State Environment Minister David Templeman was forced to reopen the assessment process for the expansion of the Kalgoorlie Super Pit yesterday after it was revealed that the Government’s acting Environmental Protection Authority chairman Barry Carbon had worked as a consultant for the pit’s manager KCGM nine years ago.

Mine strike could cost unions $176,000 each
ABC News online
The Australian Building and Construction Commissioner will prosecute five unions over strike action at the Lake Cowal Gold Mine in central New South Wales.

Barrick Gold's Dirty Secrets
by Ellie Gilbert and Natalie LowreyGreen Left Weekly
The Canadian-owned Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s largest gold producer, is exploring, building and operating huge, open-pit goldmines on nearly every continent on the planet.

MEDIA ALERT: Locals To Stop Cyanide Train
Thursday 24th May @ 6pm Yellow Rock Road Pacific Highway (Between the Bellingen and Urunga turn off, NSW)

Concerned Citizens to Stop Cyanide Freight Trains
Cyanide Watch
Concerned local citizens will be out to stop south bound Pacific National freight trains on the rail near Urunga next Thursday night

Peter Munk, Chair of Barrick Gold Admits Liability for The Desecration Of Lake Cowal Sacred Site, Australia
At today’s Barrick Gold AGM held at the Convention Centre in Toronto, Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams, traditional owner of Lake Cowal and Western Shoshone delegates from Nevada successfully questioned the Barrick Gold Board of Directors during the live webcast. Shareholders were amazed and concerned the interveners had traveled so far to raise their objections Peter Munk tried to explain why Barrick Gold shares continued their ‘disappointing’ decline in value whilst the mining industry is “drowning in liquidity” as he put it.

Testimony of Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams

Traditional Owner: Albert ‘Sibby’ Johnson

Mooka and Kalara United Families: Mark Powell

Wiradjuri Elder: Kathleen Towney

Protesters vow to continue gold mine protest
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
April 17th, 2006
Environmentalists are continuing to picket a New South Wales gold mine over the use of cyanide, which they claim will permanently poison the local water supply.

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