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1. Barrick Gold – Barrick Gold Corporation is the largest gold mining company in the world, with its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Barrick is currently undertaking mining projects in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Zambia. For 2013, it produced 7.2 million ounces of gold at all-in sustaining costs of US $915/ounce and 539 million pounds of copper at C1 cash costs of $1. 92/pound. As of December 31,2013, its proven and probable reserves were 104.1 million ounces of gold,888 million ounces of silver contained within gold reserves. On January 20,2006, Barrick acquired a majority share of Placer Dome, the production of the combined organization moved Barrick to its current position as the largest gold producer, ahead of Newmont Mining Corporation. In 2016 Barrick produced 5.52 million ounces of gold at all-in sustaining costs of $730 per ounce, copper production for the year totaled 415 million pounds at all-in sustaining cash costs of $2.05 per pound. Barrick Gold Corporation evolved from a privately held North American oil and gas company, after suffering huge financial losses in oil and gas, principal Peter Munk decided to focus on gold. Barrick Resources Corporation became a traded company on May 2,1983. The company’s first acquisition was the Renabie mine, near Wawa, Ontario, which produced around 16,000 troy ounces of gold in 1984, but its best year was 1990 with 48,000 ounces produced. In 1984, Barrick acquired Camflo Mining, which had operations in the province of Quebec, barrick’s effort to purchase was slowed by skepticism the company could assume Camflo’s debt of around $100 million. The sale was finalized in May 1984, with terms that obligated Barrick to repay the debt to The Royal Bank of Canada within one year, the debt was fully paid in January 1985. Barrick Resource’s next acquisition was the Mercur mine in Mercur, Utah, in June 1985, followed by the Goldstrike mine, in Nevada, the Goldstrike mine is located on the Carlin Trend. The company’s name was changed to American Barrick Resources in 1986 and it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in February 1987. The name was changed to the present Barrick Gold Corporation in 1995, a third acquisition followed in early 1999, when Barrick Gold acquired Sutton Resources Ltd. for around $350 million in stock, assuming ownership of properties in Tanzania. In 2001 Barrick Gold made another deal, worth about USD $2.3 billion, to buy the Homestake Mining Company. The purchase moved Barrick to second largest gold producer in the world, the company offered US $9.2 billion for Placer Dome Inc. in a bid announced October 31,2005. During the following weeks, Placer Dome recommended shareholders reject the offer, in December, Placer Dome’s board of directors approved an increased offer worth US $10.4 billion. The transaction closed in early 2006, making Barrick the world’s largest gold producer, on July 24,2006, Barrick announced their intent to purchase NovaGold Resources and Pioneer MetalsBarrick Gold – The Super Pit gold mine
2. Acacia Mining – Acacia Mining is a gold mining business operating in Tanzania, with exploration properties in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Mali. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the ticker ACA, acacias majority shareholder is Barrick Gold, which owns 63. 9% of the company. The business was established as a unit of Barrick Gold when that started mining in Tanzania in 2000. Barricks involvement in Tanzania had begun the year, when the company purchased the Bulyanhulu property as part of its acquisition of Sutton Resources Ltd. Barrick then acquired Buzwagi and Tulawaka as part of its acquisition of Pangea Goldfields Inc. in 2000, finally, in 2006, Barrick acquired North Mara, when it took over Placer Dome. The company was floated off by Barrick Gold and first listed on the London Stock Exchange as African Barrick Gold in 2010, the company changed its name to Acacia Mining on 27 November 2014. The Company operates three mines in northwest Tanzania—Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara, the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine is an underground gold mine in the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania, located 55 kilometres south of Lake Victoria. Barrick acquired the project in 1999 when it purchased Sutton Resources, the opening of Bulyanhulu, Tanzanias deepest mine, made Tanzania the third largest producer of gold in Africa. The Buzwagi Gold Mine is an open pit mine in the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. The mine, which opened in 2009, is the second largest mining operation, the North Mara Gold Mine is an open pit gold mine in the Tarime District of the Mara Region of Tanzania. The mine, which opened in 2002, was acquired by Barrick through the takeover of Placer Dome in 2006Acacia Mining – Acacia Mining
3. John Baird (Canadian politician) – John Russell Baird, PC is a Canadian former politician. Baird served from 2011 to 2015 as Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and he had been a member of the federal cabinet, in various positions, since 2006. Previously he was a cabinet minister in Ontario during the governments of Premiers Mike Harris. Baird resigned from cabinet on February 3,2015, and as a Member of Parliament on March 16,2015. Before his spell as Minister of Foreign Affairs Baird held the posts of Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Environment and President of the Treasury Board. Baird was elected there as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2006 federal election, Baird was sworn in as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, replacing Jay Hill, on August 6,2010. He served as the Minister for Children, Community and Social Services, Energy, after the Conservatives defeat by Dalton McGuintys Ontario Liberal Party, he was the partys critic for key portfolios including finance, culture and health. Directly upon his entry into politics, Baird became well known for being vocal on subjects in the provincial and federal levels of government. Baird was born in Nepean, Ontario, the son of Marianne and he became involved in politics when he backed a candidate for the local federal PC nomination in 1984. The next year, aged sixteen, Baird was the youngest delegate to attend the partys January 1985 provincial leadership convention and he backed Mike Harris when Timbrell withdrew from the contest. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies from Queens University in 1992, after the defeat of the Progressive Conservatives in the 1993 federal election, Baird worked as a lobbyist in Ottawa. Baird says he has been a vegetarian since 1997, however, he admits to eating fish, and he reportedly ate seal meat on a trip to the Arctic in 2009. In June 2008, he was selected by the Ottawa Business Journal as a recipient of the Forty Under 40 award and he was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1995, defeating Liberal incumbent Hans Daigeler in the Ottawa-area riding of Nepean. The youngest member of the legislature, Baird was appointed assistant to the Minister of Labour on July 13,1995. He became parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet in April 1997, as a backbencher, Baird proposed a bill naming Highway 416 as the Veterans Memorial Highway and successfully steered its passage through the legislature. He was easily re-elected in 1999, defeating longtime Ottawa councillor Gord Hunter by a margin of almost 15,000 votes. Baird joined Premier Harriss cabinet on June 17,1999, as Minister of Community and Social Services, as one of Harriss few bilingual ministers, he was also named as Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs. Bairds first press conference as a minister was held in July 1999John Baird (Canadian politician) – The Honourable John Baird PC
4. Buzwagi Gold Mine – Buzwagi Gold Mine is an open pit gold mine in the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania, located 6 kilometres southeast from the town of Kahama. It is operated by Acacia Mining and it is one of three gold mines Acacia Mining, operates in Tanzania, the other two being Bulyanhulu and the North Mara Gold Mine. In the financial year 2014, the company produced an amount of 719,000 attributable ounces of gold. Gold mining in Tanzania in modern times dates back to the German colonial period, the first gold mine in what was then Tanganyika, the Sekenke Mine, began operation in 1909, and gold mining in Tanzania experienced a boom between 1930 and World War II. By 1967, gold production in the country had dropped to insignificance but was revived in the mid-1970s, in the late 1990s, foreign mining companies started investing in the exploration and development of gold deposits in Tanzania, leading to the opening of a number of new mines. Barrick acquired Buzwagi, alongside Tulawaka, as part of its acquisition of Pangea Goldfields Inc. in 2000, the mine, the second largest mining operation and the largest single open pit mine in Tanzania, opened in 2009. The mine was construction for Buzwagi cost approximately $400 million, and it consists of an open pit mine, ore processing facilities, a waste rock storage facility, a tailings storage facility, as well as water management and other ancillary facilities. In 2009, Buzwagi employed close to 1,500 people and it has, as of 2014, an expected mine life of 5 years remaining. In 2010,60 employees were suspended, after Barrick discovered widespread fuel theft by employees at the mine, Barrick website African Barrick Gold website Buzwagi mine Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States websiteBuzwagi Gold Mine – Buzwagi
5. Donald J. Carty – Donald J. Carty, OC is a Canadian-American businessman who serves as chairman of Virgin America, Porter Airlines and eRewards. In addition to these chairmanships, Carty is also a director of EMC Corporation, Dell, Barrick Gold, Talisman Energy, CN Rail and he was previously chairman and chief executive officer of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, from 1998 to 2003. Carty is a past director of Hawaiian Airlines, Sears, Placer Dome, CHC Helicopters and he currently serves on the Executive Board of the SMU Cox School of Business, In January 2007. Carty became the Vice Chairman and chief officer of Dell. On June 13,2008, Carty retired from day-to-day operations, born in Toronto, Ontario, on July 23,1946, Carty attended Queens University and Harvard Business School. He took US citizenship during the 1980s and he worked for Air Canada and the Canadian Pacific Railway before joining American, although he served as CEO for CP Air from 1985 to 1987. At American, he served as controller, and later as vice president for finance and planning under CEO Robert Crandall. Although many other airlines had similar retention bonus arrangements, several AMR board members—most notably University of Oklahoma president David L. Boren—called for Cartys resignation, Carty stepped down on April 24,2003. He was replaced as CEO by Gerard Arpey, and as chairman by Edward A. Brennan, Carty was appointed as Chairman of Virgin America on February 6,2006. In 1999, Board Alert named him one of the year’s Outstanding Directors. In 2002, in September 2002, Carty was appointed by President Bush to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council where he served until the summer of 2005. He is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Law from Queen’s UniversityDonald J. Carty – Donald Carty (Jim Wallace, 2002)
6. Cortez Gold Mine – Cortez Gold Mine is a large gold mining and processing facility in Lander and Eureka County, Nevada, United States, located approximately 75 miles southwest of Elko. It is owned and operated by Barrick Gold and comprises the Pipeline and South Pipeline deposits, Pipeline and South Pipeline are open pit mines, while Cortez Hills is an underground and open pit mining operation. Under continuous operation, Cortez has been longer than any gold mine in the state of Nevada. It is Barricks and Nevadas largest gold producer, the Cortez Mountains has been mined since 1862, with silver being the primary commodity until the 1940s. The Gold Acres operation in the Cortez Mountains included open pit, Cortez Gold opened in 1968 and production ended in 1976. The United States Bureau of Mines built a plant in 1969 which would make heap leaching for gold in commercially viable by 1971. The low grade ore and dump material from the Gold Acres operation was then heap leached, the Cortez mill was reopened as the price of gold increased in the early 1980s, feed for the mill was provided by the nearby Horse Canyon deposit between 1983 and 1987. Further exploration of the region was carried out by Cortez Joint Venture which involved Placer Dome, the result of the joint ventures exploration was the 1991 discovery of the Pipeline orebody. The Pipeline orebody was located near the Gold Acres operation, instead of being located in the foothills, the Pipeline orebody was much larger than the original orebodies in the region. The entire Pipeline complex contained 23 million ounces of gold between the original orebodies, the Pipeline orebody and the discoveries of South Pipeline, Crossroads. The Cortez Joint Venture built the Pipeline Mine and mill in early 1996 following a series of disputes with junior mining companies. Commissioning of the Pipeline mine cost US$250 million, and resulted an annual output between 1998 and 2005 of over one million ounces of gold per year, the Cortez Hills deposit was discovered in 2002, underground development to define the resource limits began in 2006. Barrick Gold acquired 60% in Cortez in 2006 when it purchased Placer Dome for US$10.4 billion, the Cortez Mine is located in the Crescent Valley which is between the Shoshone and Cortez Mountains, a basin in the traditional Basin and Range setting of Nevada. Precious metal mineralization came during Jurassic-Miocene periods, the Pipeline complex lies within 600 feet of silty limestone in what is called the Silurian Roberts Mountain Formation. Above this is Devonian Wenban Limestone, which acts as the host rock of the Cortez Hills deposit, above the Devonian Limestone is Quaternary alluvium. Current haulage rates at Cortez are 350, 000–400,000 short tons per day of combined ore and waste, Cortez currently has an average stripping ratio of 3,1. Ore in the pit mines is hauled on surface using 400-short-ton Liebherr T282B trucks. Cortez currently owns 24 T282Bs, which accounts for 10% of the sales of T282 & T282B trucks worldwideCortez Gold Mine – Abandoned mill in the Cortez Gold Mine Complex at the Abandoned town of Cortez
7. Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine – The Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine is a gold mine located 58 km east of Leinster, Western Australia. It is operated by Gold Fields Australia and, since the beginning of 2008, part of its Yilgarn South operation, which consists of Darlot, the Lawlers Gold Mine, the mine is located in the Yandal Greenstone Belt. Ore at Darlot-Centenary is mined in an operation at the Centenary deposit, discovered in 1996 next to the Darlot Gold Mine. Homestake begun mining the Centenary deposit in 1998, the site, was originally owned by Sundowner Minerals, which was taken over by Forsayth group, then Plutonic Resources, a major Australian gold mining and exploration company. Homestake Mining Company purchased Plutonic in April 1998 for more than $1.0 billion, Gold Fields Limited acquired the mine in October 2013 as part of a purchase that included Barricks Lawlers and Granny Smith mines. Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith and LawlersDarlot-Centenary Gold Mine – Mining in the Wiluna-Leinster area.
8. Getchell Mine – The Getchell Mine is an underground gold mine in the Potosi Mining District of Humboldt County, Nevada, on the east flank of the Osgood Mountains,35 miles northeast of Winnemucca. Prospectors Edward Knight and Emmet Chase discovered gold in 1933 and located the first claims in 1934, with the financial backing of Noble Getchell and George Wingfield, the Getchell Mine, Inc. was organized in 1936 and the mine was brought into production in 1938. The mining operation currently consists of two mines, Getchell and Turquoise Ridge, operated as the Turquoise Ridge Joint Venture. Barrick Gold is operator and 75% owner with Newmont Mining owning the remaining 25%, the mining method currently used is underhand cut-and-fill. The refractory gold ore is treated by pressure oxidation technology at the Twin Creeks Sage autoclave, the gold deposit is a sediment-hosted disseminated Carlin–type deposit, with sub-micron sized gold distributed in pyrite and marcasite. The mineral getchellite, a sulfide of arsenic and antimony, AsSbS3, was discovered at. The occurrence of gold at the Getchell Mine, Nevada, timing of Gold and Arsenic Sulfide Mineral Deposition at the Getchell Carlin-Type Gold Deposit, North-Central Nevada. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27Getchell Mine – Realgar from the Getchell Mine. Characteristic traces of silver, arsenic, antimony, mercury, thallium and barium are associated with Carlin-type mineralization, and are widely used as pathfinders in geochemical prospecting for gold.
9. Goldstrike mine – Goldstrike is a gold mine in Eureka County in north-eastern Nevada. It is located on the Carlin Trend, a gold mining district. It is owned and operated by the worlds largest gold mining company, Goldstrike is the largest gold mine in North America. Since Barrick acquired Goldstrike in 1986 it has produced 42 million ounces of gold, the first discovery of gold in the Goldstrike property was in 1962 by Atlas Minerals. Gold was first mined from the upper, well-oxidized portion of became the Post deposit in 1975 by PanCana Minerals Ltd. in a small open-pit heap leach operation. In 1978, Western State Minerals Corporation entered into a joint venture with PanCana, the JV delineated ore reserves for the Post deposit in 1986. Barrick acquired 100% ownership of the property in December 1986, the Goldstrike mine complex is the largest Carlin-type mine in the world. The Goldstrike mine adjoins Newmont Minings Carlin mine complex, Goldstrike is northwest of the Carlin mine on the Carlin Trend. Like most Carlin type gold deposits in Nevada the gold was deposited in carbonate or silicate sedimentary rocks. The source of the heat was magmatic but the mechanism is still under debate. The Betze-Post deposits are up to 6,000 feet long,600 feet thick and 800 feet wide, in 2007 the average processed gold grade was 0.136 troy ounces per ton of ore, with a recovery rate of 85. 5%. The Goldstrike complex consists of three mines, the large Betze-Post open-pit mine, and the Meikle and Rodeo underground mines. The ore from all three mines is milled, oxidixed in either a roaster or an autoclave, then leached in either a carbon-in-leach cyanidation circuit or a calcium thiosulfate circuit, the two treatment facilities treat ores from both the open pit and underground mines. Recovered gold is processed into doré on-site and shipped to outside refineries for processing into gold bullion. In 2015 the Betze-Post open-pit mine produced 642,493 oz of gold and 87,223 oz of silver and this was 24% of the total 5,339,659 oz output of all gold mining operations in Nevada for 2015. In 2016 Goldstrike produced 1,096,000 ounces of gold, Barrick Gold Corporation website Barrick Goldstrike - mine tour 2000, photo gallery at Flickr A Guide to the Gold Strike Mine records, 99-63. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, RenoGoldstrike mine – Goldstrike Mine seen from an altitude of 38,000 feet
10. Granny Smith Gold Mine – The Granny Smith Gold Mine is a gold mine 21 kilometres south of Laverton, Western Australia near Mount Weld. It is operated by Goldfields and, since the end of 2013, part of its Yilgarn South operation, which consists of Granny Smith, the Lawlers Gold Mine and the Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine. The Granny Smith gold deposit was discovered in 1979 by Canadian prospector Ray Lovi Smith, construction of the mine took place in the late 1980s. The project was originally owned by Delta Gold Ltd, which became Auriongold Ltd in February 2002, aurion was taken over by Placer Dome Inc in 2003, who already held a 60% interest in the mine, and Placer Dome in turn by Barrick Gold in March 2006. A large amount of ore processed at Granny Smith originated from the Wallaby deposit, approximately 10 kilometres west of the mine, open pit mining at Wallaby ceased in September 2006, followed by a ramp up of underground mining at the location. In February 2009, Barrick signed a Memorandum of understanding with Crescent Gold to purchase ore from their Laverton Gold Mine and mill it at Granny Smith. In January 2010, an agreement was signed with Range River Gold to purchase ore from the Mount Morgans Gold Mine, in 1999, abandoned mining pits at Granny Smith were used for trials on breeding Silver Perch and Barramundi in salty water. Production of the mine as an entity, Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny SmithGranny Smith Gold Mine – Gold mines in the Leonora region.
11. Kanowna Belle Gold Mine – The Kanowna Belle Gold Mine is a gold mine located 19 km north east of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, near the ghost town of Kanowna. It is operated by Northern Star Resources Kanowna Belle has one viewing platform, the gold deposit was discovered in 1989 by Delta Gold NL and Geopeko Gold and construction begun in 1992, with mining in open pit operation starting in 1993. The mine was opened by Western Australian Premier Richard Court on 19 November 1993. The project was solely owned by Delta Gold Ltd from 1999, Delta later merged with fellow Australian company Goldfields Ltd to form Auriongold Ltd in February 2002. Aurion was taken over by Placer Dome Inc in 2003, who already, at this stage, held a 60% interest in the mine, the Kanowna Belle processing plant, as of 2008, treated ore from three underground operations, Kanowna Belle, Raleigh and Bullant. In 2016 ore was sourced from Raleigh-Rubicon at Kundana, and from Kanowna Belle, in August 2009, Daniel Williams, a truck driver working 900 metres underground, fell to death at the mine. It was the fatal accident in Australian mining in 2009. The Kanowna site is underground a trial of Caterpillar’s Minegem autonomous loader technology, production figures for the mine,1 Figures for January to September 2002Kanowna Belle Gold Mine – Gold mines in the Kalgoorlie region
12. Lawlers Gold Mine – The Lawlers Gold Mine is a gold mine located 23 km south west of Leinster, Western Australia. It is operated by Barrick Gold and, since the beginning of 2008, part of its Yilgarn South operation, which consists of Lawlers, the Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine, the mine is located in the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt. Gold was first discovered in the region in 1892 and the side of Lawlers. Of the original town of Lawlers, only the old station is still standing. The site, was owned by Plutonic Resources, a major Australian gold mining. Homestake Mining Company purchased Plutonic in April 1998 for more than $1.0 billion, ore at Lawlers is mined in an underground operation. In June 2009, Lawlers has been certified as compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code. Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith, Yilgarn south belongs to Gold Fields nowLawlers Gold Mine – Mining in the Wiluna-Leinster area.
13. Mount Morgans Gold Mine – The Mount Morgans Gold Mine is a gold mine located 37 km west-southwest of Laverton, Western Australia. The inactive Mt Morgans mine is owned by Dacian Gold ltd, Gold was discovered at Mount Morgans in 1896 and, up until 1952,328,000 ounces of gold at 15 g/t were produced, mostly in underground mining at the Westralia deposit. Alf Morgans, later to become Premier of Western Australia for just 32 days, was responsible for the development of the Mount Morgans mineral field. In a second period, from 1988 to 1997, the mine produced 917,000 ounces at 3.2 g/t. Mining at Mount Morgans ceased in 1998, the processing plant of the mine was later removed. The current site, was owned by Plutonic Resources, a major Australian gold mining. Homestake Mining Company purchased Plutonic in April 1998 for more than $1.0 billion, Barrick then sold the mine to Range River Gold in May 2009. After the purchase of the mine, Range River concentrated its efforts at the The Craic deposit, on 14 December 2009, Range River announced that mining at re-commenced at Mount Morgans at The Craic open pit. The company plans to mine the Transvaal deposit nearby, as an underground operation. An annual production of 40,000 ounces of gold is forecast, an agreement was signed with Barrick in January 2010 to purchase Mount Morgans ore and treat it at Barricks Granny Smith Gold Mine from February 2010 onwardsMount Morgans Gold Mine – Gold mines in the Leonora region.
14. Brian Mulroney – Martin Brian Mulroney PC, CC, GOQ is a Canadian politician who served as the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17,1984, to June 25,1993. His tenure as minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord, prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal. Mulroney was born on March 20,1939, in Baie-Comeau, Quebec and he is the son of Irish Canadian Catholic parents, Mary Irene and Benedict Martin Mulroney, who was a paper mill electrician. Benedict Mulroney worked overtime and ran a business to earn extra money for his childrens education. Mulroney would frequently tell stories about newspaper publisher Robert R. McCormick, Mulroney would sing Irish songs for McCormick, and the publisher would slip him $50. He grew up speaking English and French fluently, on May 26,1973, he married Mila Pivnički, the daughter of a Serbian doctor, Dimitrije Mita Pivnički, from Sarajevo. The Mulroneys have four children, Caroline, Benedict, Mark, Ben is a CTV media personality and a host of eTalk. On September 16,2000, Caroline Mulroney married Andrew Lapham, Caroline Mulroney is currently associate director of the New York Universitys Center for Law and Business, having graduated from NYU with a law degree in 2001. Mulroney had not been involved in politics at any prior to entering St. Francis Xavier University in the fall of 1955 as a 16-year-old freshman. His political life began when he was recruited to the campus Progressive Conservative group by Lowell Murray and others, Murray would become a close friend, mentor, and adviser who was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1979. Other important, lasting friendships made there by Mulroney included Gerald Doucet, Fred Doucet, Sam Wakim, Mulroney became a youth delegate and attended the 1956 leadership convention in Ottawa. While initially undecided, Mulroney was captivated by John Diefenbakers powerful oratory, Mulroney joined the Youth for Diefenbaker committee which was led by Ted Rogers, a future scion of Canadian business. Mulroney struck a friendship with Diefenbaker and received telephone calls from him. Mulroney won several public speaking contests at St. Francis Xavier University, was a member of the schools debating team. He was also active in campus politics, serving with distinction in several Model Parliaments. Mulroney also assisted with the 1958 national election campaign at the level in Nova Scotia. After graduating from St. Francis Xavier with a degree in science in 1959Brian Mulroney – Mulroney in February 2011
15. Paddington Gold Mine – The Paddington Gold Mine is a gold mine located 5 km south of Broad Arrow, and 30 km north of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. It is operated by Norton Gold Fields Limited, having acquired the mine from Barrick Gold on 25 August 2007 for A$45 million, Paddington Gold are major sponsors of the new local rugby league club, Goldfields Titans. The mine opened in 1985, under the ownership of Goldfields Limited, in 1994, the processing plant was upgraded to be able to handle 3.0 million tonnes of ore per annum. AurionGold, the former Goldfields Limited, was taken over by Placer Dome Limited in January 2003, Placer Dome in turn was taken over by Barrick Gold in March 2006. In 2007, the tenements were enlarged through the acquisition of the Mount Pleasant. Shortly after, on 26 April 2007, Norton announced it had purchased the mine from Barrick Gold for A$45 million. It moved the small Kundana Plant, at the Kundana Gold Mine near Paddington and part of the sale, to its Mount Morgan Mine Project, near Rockhampton, Queensland.0 g/t. Production performance of the mine was below plan in 2008-09, having been scheduled at 145,000 ounces and achieved only 137,000, because of shortfalls in the second half of 2008. On 28 September 2009, two miners were injured, having been pinned between the counterweight of an excavator and a wall in the plant area.7 FinancePaddington Gold Mine – Gold mines in the Kalgoorlie region
16. Pascua-Lama Gold Mine – Pascua-Lama is an open pit mining project of gold, silver, copper and other minerals. Pascua Lama is located in the Andes mountains, in the reaches of Atacama Desert. Toronto-based Barrick Gold, the worlds largest gold mining company, is developing the project, due to its proximity to glaciers, Pascua-Lama has caused controversy and public protest in Chile, including demonstrations and petitions presented to the Chilean government. Chile has not approved the project, Pascua-Lama contains estimated deposits of 17 million ounces of gold and 635 million ounces of silver, with 75 percent of the deposits in Chile and 25 percent in Argentina. There is a long-running Court action in Chile found on the Courts website, initiated in 2001 by a mining agent. All of these Claims are located superimposed partially over Barricks Pascua Lama mine, c-1912-2001 was filed in the 14th Civil Court of Santiago. Barrick found it necessary to order its mining agent, Unda Llanos and this treaty permits investors to explore and exploit mineral deposits that straddle the border between the two countries. In 2000, an appeal was filed with the Chilean Constitutional Court to rule the treaty unconstitutional, alcayaga, Luna, and Padilla, analyzing the treaty, have concluded that, both in terms of content and form, contains provisions that violate Chiles constitution. Nevertheless, nothing came of the lawsuit, and Chiles National Environmental Commission issued its approval for the Pascua Lama project on 13 June 2006. Barrick has been planning the project for several years, Barricks plans for the project have changed over time. In June 2005, Barrick intended to commence building in January 2006, after responding to a questionnaire put to it by CONAMA and this change was publicly supported by Fernando González, the chairman of the council of Huasco Valley farmers. Another report by the organization also focused on glacier impacts by Barrick Gold to the lands belonging to the Diguita Huascoaltino community in Chile. The banks were set to provide Barrick Gold with significant start up loans for the project, other environmental organizations in Canada, Chile and Argentina were also providing information to the banks, discouraging financing to Barrick for Pascua Lama. In March 2012, both EDC and Exim Bank announced that the Barrick deal had fallen through, in 2012, in the context of the costs of water usage in mining globally, Barricks escalating costs for the Pascua Lama mine were reviewed. As of November 1,2012, Barrick had spent $3.7 billion on Pascua Lama, in all, it plans to invest between $8 and $8.5 billion to bring the project into production. But if the past is any guide, those costs could rise, Pascua Mine project of Barrick Chiles gold mine is located at 5,000 meters elevation at the crest of the Central Andes. The Pascua Mine hill and mountains within a few kilometers of the southeast are called the Cerros Nevados, an environmental acid rock drainage baseline report was submitted in 1999. Report authors noted the importance of agriculture of the Rio Huasco valley, whose river, three surface water courses drain the Pascua Mine hill, the Rio Del Estrecho on the northwest side, Rio El Toro on the southwest side, and Arroyo Turbio on the east sidePascua-Lama Gold Mine – Satellite view of the project area showing the Pascua-Lama open pit in red
17. Placer Dome – Placer Dome Inc. was a large mining company specializing in gold and other precious metals, with corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In August 2005, the company had interests in 16 gold mining operations in 7 countries, for the year 2004, it had sales of $1,888 million, net earnings of $284 million, and cash from operations of $376 million USD. The company was purchased by Barrick Gold in 2006, and was assimilated into Barrick, Placer Dome was formed in Vancouver in 1987, by amalgamating Placer Development Ltd. of Vancouver, Dome Mines Ltd. of Toronto, and Campbell Red Lake Mines Ltd. of Toronto. In 2002 the first 3.6 tonne,17 kW, hydrogen-powered hydrail mining locomotive for Placer Dome was demonstrated in Val-dOr, Quebec. In New South Wales Australia, Placer Dome obtained ownership of the defunct Timbarra Gold Mine, Placer Dome are defendants in an ongoing court battle over the highly controversial Marcopper mining disaster, which took place at the Marcopper Mine on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. Barrick Gold acquired 100% of Placer Dome shares on January 20,2006, once Barrick gained over 90% of the company shares it could force people to sell their shares to gain the 100% which it required. March 8,2006 was the day for trading of Placer Dome’s common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Placer Dome official site Barrick official websitePlacer Dome – Placer Dome Inc.
18. Porgera Gold Mine – The Porgera Gold Mine is a large gold and silver mining operation in Enga province, Papua New Guinea, located at the head of the Porgera Valley. The mine is situated in the rain forest covered highlands at an altitude of 2,200 to 2,700 m, in a region of high rainfall, landslides, the Porgera Gold Mine is operated by the Porgera Joint Venture. It began production in 1990 and was developed and operated by Placer Dome which was acquired in 2006 by Barrick Gold, emperor Gold Mine, holding a minority stake of 20%, sold to Barrick in April 2007. This gave Barrick a 95% ownership of the operation, the remaining 5% is owned by Mineral Resources Enga, which is owned by the Enga Provincial Government, the Papua New Guinea National Government and Porgera Landowners. Porgera Gold Mine is the second largest mine in Papua New Guinea and is regarded as one of the top ten producing gold mines. In 2009 it produced 572,595 ounces of gold and 94,764 ounces of silver and had 2,500 employees and 500 contractors. Since it began operating, the mine has produced more than 16 million ounces of gold and almost 3 million ounces of silver, the mine′s proven and probable mineral reserves as of 2009 amount to 8.1 million ounces of gold. It has consistently been criticised for environmental and human rights issues, Porgera Gold Mine began operation in 1990. Originally an underground operation, open-pit mining became important after 1993. Since 2002 the mine utilises both open-pit and underground mining methods for ore extraction, the site of the current open pit is Mt Waruwari which is being excavated. The open pit mine moves about 160,000 tonnes of material and gold-bearing ore per day. Ore is processed in a conventional plant, utilising several SAG and Ball mills, four Autoclaves, floatation cells. Gravity recovery is used, Knelson concentrators doing the primary recovery. A large fleet of Cat 777 and Cat 789 trucks haul on the surface, fed by O&K shovels, a collection of underground development and production drilling equipment break ground, which is bogged by Elphinstone RH series LHDs into a fleet of Elphinstone AD45 trucks. The mine is nominally a joint venture, however it is managed by Barrick Gold personnel, as of July 2007, all departmental managers are of white extraction and are of non-PNG origin. None of the management team lives in the Porgera region, the mine has an extensive training and education program, and offers diverse traineeships and apprenticeships to local people. This has resulted in people gaining the necessary skills for employment at the Porgera mine and at other mining operations in Papua New Guinea. In 2009, out of a total of 2,427 employees at the mine,93. 49% were PNG nationals,1,606 were Porgerans,33 other Engans,630 other PNG nationals, and 158 were expatriatesPorgera Gold Mine – Looking out across the lower half of the Porgera processing plant, and down into the Porgera valley
19. Round Mountain gold mine – The Round Mountain Gold Mine is an open pit gold mine in Round Mountain, Nevada. The mine is operated and owned by Kinross Gold, mining at Round Mountain occurred as early as 1906, using underground techniques. The mine produced 350,000 ounces of gold through underground mining over a sixty-year period, in 2003 Kinross acquired 50% of the Round Mountain mine from Echo Bay Mines through a merger. In 2016, Kinross purchased the remaining 50% from Barrick Gold Corporation, the Round Mountain Gold Mine is owned and operated by Kinross Gold. Until early in 2016, it was a 50-50 joint venture between Barrick Gold and Kinross Gold, with Kinross as the operator, the mine is 55 miles north of the town of Tonopah, with a workforce of approximately 750 people. In 2010, expansion of the mine was approved by the Bureau of Land Management, the expansion would include increasing the depth and width of the pit, and increasing the capacity of related mining and mineral processing infrastructure. The expansion was appealed by the non-governmental organizations Great Basin Resource Watch, the groups also appealed the construction of Gold Hill, a second pit near Round Mountain, that is part of the expansion. As of summer 2011, road construction and environmental mitigation began for the Round Hill expansion, ore from the Gold Hill site is processed on site on a leach pad, while the pouring of gold bars takes place at the Round Mountain facility. The Round Mountain Mine is a low sulfidation epithermal depositRound Mountain gold mine – Aerial photo of Round Mountain open pit in 2008
20. Super Pit gold mine – The Fimiston Open Pit, colloquially known as the Super Pit, was Australias largest open cut gold mine until 2016 when it was surpassed by the Newmont Boddington gold mine also in Western Australia. The Super Pit is located off the Goldfields Highway on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, the pit is oblong in shape and is approximately 3.5 kilometres long,1.5 kilometres wide and 570 metres deep. At these dimensions, it is enough to be seen from space. The Super Pit is owned by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd, the mine produces 850,000 ounces of gold per year, and employs around 550 employees directly on site. Originally consisting of a number of underground mines, consolidation into a single open pit mine was attempted by Alan Bond. The Super Pit was eventually created in 1989 by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd, Barrick Gold acquired its share of the mine in December 2001, when it took over Homestake Mining Company. Newmont became part-owner of the three months later, when it acquired Normandy Mining in February 2002. Most of the gold mined in the Super Pit occurs within ore lodes formed by ancient shears in a rock unit called the Golden Mile Dolerite. Mining is via conventional drill and blast mining via face shovels, around 15 million tonnes of rock is moved in any given year, consisting primarily of waste rock. Gold within the Golden Mile lode system is unusual in that it is present as telluride minerals within pyrite and this is then roasted at a small smelter outside Kalgoorlie-Boulder to liberate the gold from the tellurides, with doré bars poured. Past production figures were, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty LtdSuper Pit gold mine – Super Pit gold mine, c. 2005