Operation suspension spill response

We recently read that Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) temporarily underwent a operation suspension spill response at Veladero mine (Argentina). That was in compliance with a government request. Veladero is the only Barrick’s operational mine in the country. In 2015 Veladero produced approximately 10% of total Barrick’s gold production, a percentage forecasted to grow following the company’s last annual report. Management reportedly identified “better operational management of the leach pad” as a contributing factor to the growth in production. Operation suspension spill…

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Italian coal miners’ strikes

Had I realized what a life in mining would be like, I’d have head for the hills, rather than become entrenched in it. I was rather surprised to find the mural painting above. It came together with text translated above in italics. It was  on the front wall of a house in Orgosolo, in the mountain of Sardinia, one of the main islands of Italy. A few days after I took the picture, workers at the last Italian active coal…

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