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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, Zambia. On January 2006, Barrick acquired a majority share of Placer Dome. The production of the combined organization moved Barrick as the largest gold producer, ahead of Newmont Mining Corporation. Barrick Gold Corporation evolved from Barrick Resources. After suffering financial losses in oil and gas, principal Peter Munk decided to focus on gold. Barrick Resources Corporation became a publicly traded company on May 1983, listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 1984, Barrick acquired Camflo Mining, which had operations in the U.S. state of Nevada. Barrick's effort to purchase was slowed by skepticism the company could assume Camflo's debt of around $ 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 1986. The Goldstrike mine is located on the Carlin Trend. The company’s name was changed to American Barrick Resources in 1986. It was listed in February 1987.Barrick 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. Acacia's shareholder is Barrick Gold, which owns 63.9 % of the company. The business was established as a unit of Barrick Gold when that company started mining in 2000. Barrick's involvement in Tanzania had begun the previous year, when the company purchased the Bulyanhulu property as part of its acquisition of Sutton Resources Ltd. Barrick then acquired Buzwagi and Tulawaka in 2000. Finally, in 2006, Barrick acquired North Mara, when it took over Placer Dome. The company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange as African Barrick Gold in 2010. The company changed its name 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 of Tanzania located 55 kilometres south of Lake Victoria. Barrick acquired the project in 1999 when it purchased the mine opened in 2001. Tanzania's deepest mine, made Tanzania the third largest producer of gold in Africa. The Buzwagi Gold Mine is an open pit gold mine of Tanzania located 6 kilometres southeast from the town of Kahama. The mine, which opened in 2009, is the largest single open pit mine in Tanzania. The North Mara Gold Mine is an open pit mine in the Tarime District of the Mara Region of Tanzania.Acacia Mining – Acacia Mining
3. John Baird (Canadian politician) – John Russell Baird, PC is a Canadian former politician. He served from 2011 to 2015 in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Baird had been a member of the federal cabinet, in various positions, since 2006. Previously Baird was a provincial minister in Ontario during the governments of Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. He resigned on March 16, 2015. He was sworn as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, replacing Jay Hill, on August 6, 2010. Baird served as the Minister for Children, Community and Social to being the Government's Chief Whip. After the Conservatives' defeat by Dalton McGuinty's Ontario Liberal Party, Baird was the party's critic for key portfolios including finance, health. Into politics, he became well known for being vocal on many subjects in the provincial and federal levels of government. He was born in the son of Marianne and Gerald Baird. Baird became involved in politics when he backed a candidate for the federal PC nomination in 1984. Baird backed Mike Harris when Timbrell withdrew from the contest. Baird received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University in 1992. After the defeat of the Progressive Conservatives in the 1993 federal election, he worked in Ottawa. He says he has been a vegetarian since 1997.John 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. 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 2014, the company produced a combined amount of 719,000 attributable ounces of gold. Mining in Tanzania in modern times dates back to the German colonial period, beginning with gold discoveries near Lake Victoria in 1894. By 1967, gold production in the country was revived in the mid-1970s, when the gold price rose once more. Barrick acquired Buzwagi, as part of its acquisition of Pangea Goldfields Inc. in 2000. The second largest mining operation and the largest single open pit mine in Tanzania, opened in 2009. The mine was construction for Buzwagi employed more than 3,000 people. In 2009, Buzwagi employed close to 1,500 people. It has, of 2014, an expected mine life of 5 years remaining. In 2010, 60 employees were suspended, after Barrick discovered widespread fuel theft 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, Gluskin Sheff. He was previously 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, Brinker. He currently serves In January 2007. Carty became chief financial officer of Dell. On June 2008, Carty retired from day-to-day operations, but stayed on as a director. Born on July 23, 1946, Carty attended Queen's University and Harvard Business School. He took US citizenship during the 1980s. He worked before joining American, although he served as CEO for CP Air from 1985 to 1987. Although other airlines had similar retention bonus arrangements, several AMR board members -- most notably University of Oklahoma president David L. Boren -- called for Carty's resignation. Carty stepped down on April 2003. He was replaced as CEO by Edward A. Brennan. Carty was appointed as Chairman of Virgin America on February 2006. In 1999, Board Alert named one of the year's Outstanding Directors.In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.Donald 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 comprises the Pipeline and South Pipeline deposits and the Cortez Hills deposit. South Pipeline are open pit mines, while Cortez Hills is an underground and open pit mining operation. Under continuous operation, Cortez has been open longer than any gold mine in the state of Nevada. It is Nevada's largest gold producer. The Cortez Mountains has been mined with silver being the primary commodity until the 1940s. The Gold Acres operation in the Cortez Mountains included open pit and underground mines in the 1940s. Cortez Gold opened in 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 material from the Gold Acres operation was then heap leached. Further exploration of the region was carried out by Cortez Joint Venture which involved Placer Dome and Kenecott. The result of the joint venture's exploration was the 1991 discovery of the Pipeline orebody. The Pipeline orebody was located instead of being located in the foothills, it was entirely within the Crescent Valley. The Pipeline orebody was much larger than the original orebodies in the region. The Cortez Joint Venture built the Pipeline Mine and mill in early 1996 following a series of ownership disputes with junior mining companies.Cortez 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. The mine is located in the Yandal Greenstone Belt. Homestake begun mining the Centenary deposit in 1998. The site, was originally owned by Sundowner Minerals, taken over by Forsayth group, then Plutonic Resources, a major Australian gold mining and exploration company. Gold Fields Limited acquired the mine as part of a purchase that included Barrick's Lawlers and Granny Smith mines. Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith and Lawlers.Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine – Mining in the Wiluna-Leinster area.
8. Getchell Mine – Prospectors Edward Knight and Emmet Chase located the first claims in 1934. The operation currently consists of two underground mines, Getchell and Turquoise Ridge, operated as the Turquoise Ridge Joint Venture. Barrick Gold is 75 % owner with Newmont Mining owning the remaining 25 %. The method currently used is underhand cut-and-fill. Gold recovered using conventional carbon-in-leach technology. The gold deposit is a sediment-hosted disseminated Carlin -- deposit, with sub-micron sized gold distributed in pyrite and marcasite. A rare sulfide of arsenic and antimony, AsSbS3, was discovered at and named after the Getchell mine. Joralemon, P.. "The occurrence of gold at the Getchell Mine, Nevada". Economic Geology. 46: 267. Doi:10.2113/gsecongeo.46.3.267. Cline, J. S.. "Timing of Gold and Arsenic Sulfide Mineral Deposition at North-Central Nevada". Economic Geology.Getchell 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 a prolific gold mining district. It is operated by the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold. Goldstrike is the largest mine in North America. In 1978, Western State Minerals Corporation entered with PanCana. Mining started in 1987. Barrick acquired that year. The Goldstrike complex is the largest Carlin-type mine in the world. The Goldstrike mine adjoins Newmont Mining's Carlin complex. Goldstrike is northwest of the Carlin mine on the Carlin Trend. In Nevada the gold was epithermally deposited in carbonate or silicate sedimentary rocks. The exact mechanism is still under debate. The Betze-Post deposits are up to 6,000 feet long, 800 feet wide. In 2007 the average processed grade was 0.136 troy ounces per ton of ore, with a recovery rate of 85.5 %. The Goldstrike complex consist of three distinct mines: the Meikle and Rodeo underground mines.Goldstrike 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. The Granny Smith deposit was discovered in 1979 by Canadian prospector Ray Lovi Smith and named after his wife Laurende. 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. Open 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 mill it at Granny Smith. In 1999, abandoned mining pits at Granny Smith were used on breeding Silver Perch and Barramundi in salty water. Production of the mine as an individual entity: Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith and Lawlers.Granny 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 and an interpretive centre. The mine was officially opened by Western Australian Premier Richard Court on 19 November 1993. The project was solely owned by Delta Gold Ltd from 1999, when it purchased the remaining 50% for A$90 million. Delta later merged with fellow Australian company Goldfields Ltd to form Auriongold Ltd in February 2002. The Kanowna Belle plant, as of 2008, treated ore from three underground operations, Kanowna Belle, Bullant. In 2016 ore was sourced from Kanowna Belle. In August 2009, a driver working 900 metres underground, fell to death at the mine. It was the fatal accident in the eighth in 14 months. 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 2002.Kanowna 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. The mine is located in the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt. Of the original town of Lawlers, only the old station is still standing. The site, was originally owned by Plutonic Resources, exploration company. Ore at Lawlers is mined in an underground operation. In June 2009, Lawlers has been certified fully compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code. Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith and Lawlers. Yilgarn south belongs to Gold Fields now.Lawlers 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, who acquired the project in 2012. Alf Morgans, later to become Premier of Western Australia for just 32 days, was responsible for the development of the Mount Morgans field. From 1988 to 1997, the mine produced 917,000 ounces at 3.2 g/t, now mostly from open pit operations. Mining at Mount Morgans ceased in 1998. The processing plant of the mine was later removed. The current site, was originally owned by Plutonic Resources, exploration company. Barrick then sold the mine to Range River Gold in May 2009. On 14 Range River announced that mining at re-commenced at Mount Morgans at The Craic open pit. The company plans to also mine the Transvaal deposit nearby, as an underground operation. An annual production of 40,000 ounces of gold is forecast.Mount Morgans Gold Mine – Gold mines in the Leonora region.
14. Brian Mulroney – His tenure as prime minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent businessman in Montreal. Mulroney was born on March 1939, in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, a remote and isolated town in the eastern part of the province. He is the son of Irish Canadian Catholic parents, Benedict Martin Mulroney, a paper mill electrician. He encouraged his oldest son to attend university. Mulroney would frequently tell stories about publisher Robert R. McCormick, whose company had founded Baie-Comeau. The publisher would slip him $50. He grew up speaking English and French fluently. On May 1973, he married Mila Pivnički, the daughter of a Serbian doctor, Dimitrije Mita Pivnički, from Sarajevo. The Mulroneys have four children: Caroline, Benedict, Mark and Nicolas. Ben is a host of eTalk. On September 2000, Caroline Mulroney married Andrew Lapham, the son of magazine editor Lewis H. Lapham. Caroline Mulroney is currently associate director of the New York University's Center for Law and Business, having graduated with a law degree in 2001. Mulroney had not been involved in politics at any level prior to entering St. Francis Xavier University in the fall of 1955 as a 16-year-old freshman.Brian Mulroney – Mulroney in February 2011
15. Paddington Gold Mine – The Paddington Gold Mine is a gold mine located near Broad Arrow, 30 km north of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. It is operated by Norton Gold Fields Limited, having acquired August 2007 for A$45 million. Paddington Gold are major sponsors of Goldfields Titans. In 1994, the plant was upgraded to be able to handle 3.0 million tonnes of ore per annum. 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 mining tenements were enlarged through the acquisition of the Mount Pleasant and Ora Banda properties. On 26 April 2007, Norton announced it had purchased the mine from Barrick Gold for A$45 million. On 28 two miners were seriously injured, having been pinned between the counterweight of an excavator and a wall in the plant area.Paddington 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. The world's largest gold company, is developing the project. Due to its proximity to glaciers, Pascua-Lama has caused controversy and protest including demonstrations and petitions presented to the Chilean government. Chile has not approved the project. All of these Claims are located superimposed partially over Barrick's 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, to file the Tesoro Claims over top of the Amarillo Sur Claims. 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, Padilla, analyzing the treaty, have concluded that, "both in terms of content and form, contains provisions that violate Chile's constitution". Nevertheless, Chile's National Environmental Commission issued its final approval on 13 June 2006. Barrick has been planning the project for several years. Barrick's 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 by Chile's National Environmental Commission. This change was publicly supported by Fernando González, the chairman of the council of Huasco Valley farmers.Pascua-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; it had a capitalization of $6.7 billion USD. For the year 2004, it had sales of net earnings of $284 million, cash from operations of $376 million USD. The company was assimilated into Barrick. In 2002 the first 3.6 tonne, hydrogen-powered hydrail mining locomotive for Placer Dome was demonstrated in Val-d'Or, Quebec. Barrick Gold integrated the company into its own. 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 2006 was the final day for trading of Placer Dome's common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York 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 Porgera Gold Mine is operated by the Porgera Joint Venture. 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, 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 world's 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. The ′ s probable mineral reserves as of 2009 amount to million ounces of gold. Porgera Gold Mine is controversial. 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 increasingly important after 1993, temporarily putting an end to underground mining in 1997. 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, being excavated. The open mine moves gold-bearing ore per the underground mine over 2,000 tonnes.Porgera 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 owned by Kinross Gold. Mining at Round Mountain occurred early as 1906, using underground techniques. The mine produced 350,000 ounces of gold before converting to an open pit. In 2003 Kinross acquired 50 % of the Round Mountain mine through a merger. In 2016, Kinross purchased the remaining 50% from Barrick Gold Corporation. The Round Mountain Gold Mine is operated by Kinross Gold. Until early in 2016, it was a 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 capacity of related mining and mineral processing infrastructure. The expansion was appealed by the Western Shoshone Defense Project. The groups also appealed the construction of a second pit near Round Mountain, part of the expansion. As of summer 2011, environmental mitigation began for the Round Hill expansion. The Round Mountain Mine is a low sulfidation deposit.Round Mountain gold mine – Aerial photo of Round Mountain open pit in 2008
20. Super Pit gold mine – The Super Pit is located on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The pit is approximately 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and 570 metres deep. At these dimensions, it is large enough to be seen from space. The Super Pit is owned by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd, a company owned 50/50 by Newmont Mining Corporation. The mine employs around 550 employees directly on site. The Super Pit was eventually created 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 three months later when it acquired Normandy Mining in February 2002. It also mines nickel. Mining is via conventional drill and mining via face shovels and dump trucks. Around 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. This is then roasted at a small smelter outside Kalgoorlie-Boulder to liberate the gold with doré bars poured. Past production figures were: Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty LtdSuper Pit gold mine – Super Pit gold mine, c. 2005