|Wiradjuri Elder exposes mine pit collapse at Lake Cowal|
Wiradjuri Traditional Owner, Neville 'Chappy' Williams, exposes a massive collapse at Barrick’s Cowal Gold Project in Lake Cowal, 45 km north-west of West Wyalong, central western NSW.
|Barrick skeptical on Pascua-Lama project|
by Reporting by Robert Melnbardis; editing by Matthew Lewis, REUTERS
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) is not convinced there will be a resolution soon of tax and permit issues delaying its proposed $2.4 billion Pascua-Lama mine in Argentina, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
|Barrick Gold Secretly Building Roads to Attack Mt. Famatina in La Rioja, Argentina|
by David Modersbach, Rosario, Argentina
On the one-year anniversary of the road blockade in Peña Negra and "ouster" of Barrick Gold from the Famatina mountain range, it has been confirmed that Barrick Gold, with the complicity of the national and provincial government, has been secretly constructing a new entry road into the backside of the mountain. This new road enters through Potrero Grande near Vinchina, avoiding the widespread public resistance on the east side of the range, and links Barrick Gold’s Famatina project with the uranium projects under exploration along the southern border of the neighboring province of Catamarca.
|New report slams Buzwagi contract
March 12th, 2008
A NEW report issued by several faith-based and civil society organisations has slammed the Buzwagi gold mine deal, saying members of parliament and the general public were hoodwinked by ex-minister for energy and minerals Nazir Karamagi into thinking that the upcoming project would pay huge taxes to the government.
|Tanzania activists and religious communities launch critical mining research|
by Salma Maoulidi , Pambazuka News
March 10th, 2008
Salma Maoulidi looks at the mining research report, "A Golden Opportunity? How Tanzania is failing to benefit from Gold Mining” and argues that it builds a powerful case for continued activism in trade and economic justice in line with various Human rights instruments that call for a country’s wealth and natural resources to benefit primarily local communities.
|Spread of mine sparks fears|
by Narelle Towie, The 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.
|Goldmine swallowing historic town|
by Kevin Andrusiak and Paige Taylor, Perth 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 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.
|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.
|Tanzania union seeks court order blocking Barrick hiring|
by George Obulutsa, Reuters
November 12th, 2007
A union representing striking workers at Tanzania's Bulyanhulu gold mine, owned by Canada's Barrick Gold Corp, said on Monday it will seek a court order to stop Barrick's Tanzanian arm recruiting new staff.
|Barrick says Bulyanhulu mine ops stalled by strike |
by Cameron French, Reuters
October 30th, 2007
Barrick Gold Corp said on Tuesday that production at its Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania has been halted due to what it termed an "illegal" strike, and that it has fired about half of the mine's work force.
|Australian gold miners rescued|
Fifty-four miners, trapped in an Australian underground gold mine, have been rescued, mine operators said.
|Nevada miner missing in cave-in at Barrick-Newmont gold mine |
August 29th, 2007
A miner is missing after a cave-in at an underground gold mine near Winnemucca, Nevada.
|Race to rescue Russian miners|
September 8th, 2006
Rescuers battled smoke and blistering temperatures on Friday to reach 31 miners trapped underground for nearly a day by a fire at a gold mine in Eastern Siberia.
|Barrick Gold Mining Conflict Leaves Two Dead in Perú|
La Republica, Peru
May 7th, 2006
Thousands of campesinos from the 18 communities located in the high reaches of the Sechta mountains, location of the Barrick Gold Pierina Mines, protested May 6 to demand investigations and justice after the deaths of two of their members who were killed in a confrontation between police and community members. The incident took place Friday May 5, and left an additional twenty persons seriously injured, among them some policemen.
|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.
|Scab mine workers had more severe uranium exposure|
by Kathy Helms, Gallup Independent
March 3rd, 2004
Israel Martinez used to work for at a uranium mine and mill. He made a good living nearly $10 an hour shoveling mud in the pitch ditch. Later on, he graduated to yellowcake. Now Martinez has pulmonary fibrosis. His medical records indicate it is from uranium exposure.
|Regional Strike Against Canadian Mining Companies|
by Nicaragua Solidarity Network of NY, http://www.converge.org.nz/lac/articles/news990831a.htm
|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.