|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 Andrusiak, The 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.
|CHILE-ARGENTINA: Pascua Lama Mining Project on Hold|
by Daniela Estrada, Inter Press Service
January 17th, 2008
Nearly two years after winning environmental approval from the Chilean government, the controversial Pascua Lama gold mining project of the transnational Barrick Gold Corporation remains without a launch date.
|Govt Warns Public To Stay Away From Porgera Mine
by Alexander Rheeney in Port Moresby, The Pacfic Magazine
December 18th, 2007
The Papua New Guinea government has appealed to the public to keep away from the Porgera gold mine after security guards shot dead an alleged illegal miner.
|Landowners oppose sale of EL 1277|
by ZACHERY PER, The National (Papua New Guinea)
December 17th, 2007
THE sale of exploration licence (EL) 1277 in Henganofi district Eastern Highlands province to Barrick (PNG) Gold by Highlands Pacific Ltd (HPL) has been opposed by a landowner group.
|Papua New Guinea landowner testimonies|
by David Martinez, PNG interviews August 2006
Testimony from principal landowners near Barrick's Porgera mine. Interviews by David Martinez, August 2007. Includes video.
|United Nations Human Rights Commission Official Complaint|
by Catherine Coumans, on behalf of Akali Tange Association, http://porgeraalliance.net/
December 2nd, 2007
|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.
|Cashing in at Barrick – Insider Roundup: Barrick executives sell their shares, again|
National Post (Canada)
September 25th, 2007
Looking for someone to pick up the tab for a night on the town this weekend? Well, you might want to track down one of 28 executives, directors and/or officers of Barrick Gold Corp. who since Sept. 1, 2007 have exercised and sold more that 1.2 million options for company shares. Meanwhile, Barrick argues to shareholders that their stocks are undervalued.
|PASCUA LAMA PAYOFF DISPUTED BY CHILE LOCALS|
by Trey Pollard, Santiago Times/El Mercurio
September 11th, 2007
Huasco Valley property owners who live below the Pascua Lama gold mine and administer US$3 million yearly in “hush” money given them by mine owner Barrick Gold charged this weekend that their predecessors used Barrick’s money for personal gain.
|La Iglesia y la Comunidad del Valle del Huasco reafirman su compromiso por la Vida y contra la depredación minera|
by Luis Manuel Claps
August 15th, 2007
El 15 de agosto, las comunidades del Valle del Huasco se reunieron para celebrar a la Virgen Nuestra Señora del Tránsito, pero esta vez la fiesta centenaria, estuvo atravesada por una Caminata por la Vida, que denunció los atropellos de la gran minería y defendió la identidad agrícola del Valle.
|Open letter to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Directors of Barrick Gold in Toronto - May 2, 2007|
Open letter to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Directors of Barrick Gold in Toronto - May 2, 2007
|Protest closes Porgera gold mine in PNG
by AAP, The Age
The giant Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea's Highlands has been forced to stop operations after local landowners blocked the access route to the mine. The Age sites the killing of illegal miners, but ProtestBarrick.net contact, Stanley Kaka of Porgera said that land owners were upset that their mining agreement hasn't been reviewed in 17 years. Now, he says that landowners are frustrated because "Barrick collected only few landowners and trying to review the mining agreement."
|Critique of Water Shares Agreement and Barrick's "94% approval rating": Luis Faura Cortes, Councilperson of Alto del Carmen.|
by Luís Faura Cortes
January 15th, 2007
Testimony of Luis Faura Cortes, Councilperson of Alto del Carmen, about the misleading water shares agreement between the Vigilance Junta and Barrick Gold.
|In Chile, Precious Lands Often Go for a Pittance|
by Monte Reel, Washington Post Foreign Service
December 26th, 2006
The mountainous terrain of northern Chile is studded with precious metals, a natural cache that for years has had investors angling for land rights. So when the world's largest gold mining company targeted about 20,000 acres owned by Rodolfo Villar, a mineral speculator, he signed a contract. Only later, he said, did he realize how much the company had agreed to pay him: About $19.
|Barrick in alleged tax evasion scandal|
by Dar Es Salaam Reporter, This Day
November 21st, 2006
Transnational mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation has been accused of evasion and delay in payment of taxes amounting up to 2 bn/- in connection with its operations in Tanzania.
|Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a human rights organization in PNG|
by David Martinez, CorpWatch interviews
August 28th, 2006
Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a Human Rights Organization that deals with issues surrounding the Porgera Mine in the Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, answers some questions about "illegal" mining.
|Peru strikers clash over Barrick tax ruling|
March 7th, 2005
Thousands of protesters angry at a court decision to waive a $141 million tax payment levied on Canadian miner Barrick Gold Inc. clashed with riot police in Peru's central Andes on Monday, the latest in a run of anti-mining protests in the mineral-rich nation.
|Bulyanhulu: Special Investigative Report - The Men Who Moil for Gold|
The Varsity Special Report
April 15th, 2002
What happened in 1996 when a Canadian-owned mining company took possession of the largest gold find in East Africa. By Stephen Kerr and Kelly Holloway, published in the Varsity and the Atkinsonian. Available here as a PDF file (1.7 MB).
|PINOCHET'S PROFITEERS: Canadian Business in Chile |
by Asad Ismi, Peace Magazine
Barrick's founder Peter Munk was a huge fan of General Augusto Pinochet.