The unfinished Pascua Lama gold and silver mine high in the Andes on the Chilean-Argentine border continues to bring problems for Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. The multinational has announced a loss of $8.56 billion for the second quarter of this year, largely because of a $5.1 billion write-down of the mine's 10-4-2013SANTIAGO, Apr 10 (IPS) - Environmental groups and indigenous Diaguita communities of the Huasco Valley in northern Chile celebrated a court decision Wednesday that will bring to a complete halt work on the Pascua Lama gold, silver and copper mine belonging to Canada's Barrick gold.
Barrick Gold's US$8.5 Pascua-Lama mine formally suspended by Chilean court until pollution standards met. Reuters. 15 July 2013. SANTIAGO - A Chilean appeals court on Monday formally suspended Barrick Gold Corp's controversial US$8.5 billion Pascua-Lama gold mine until the company builds infrastructure that will prevent water pollution.
28-5-2014SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Canadian miner Barrick Gold ( Barrick Gold Corp.) has come to an initial agreement with local indigenous peoples in Chile who have opposed its stalled Pascua-Lama mine, taking a first step on what my be a long road to reactivating the project.
25-1-2018Chile: Environmental authority orders definite closure of Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama mine. After years of protests by local communities of Valle del Huasco (or Guasco), related to serious environmental harms caused by Barrick Gold's open pit Pascua Lama project, the environmental authorities ordered the definite closure of the mine
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18-1-2018Barrick Gold Corp. is analyzing revised sanctions on its Pascua-Lama project on the Chile-Argentine border after Chile's environmental agency reduced a fine but imposed new conditions, including the definitive closure of the original project site. Construction of the open-pit mine was halted by a
10-4-2013SANTIAGO, Apr 10 2013 (IPS) - Environmental groups and indigenous Diaguita communities of the Huasco Valley in northern Chile celebrated a court decision Wednesday that will bring to a complete halt work on the Pascua Lama gold, silver and copper mine belonging to
CHILE: Pascua Lama Gold Mine, a Threat to Sustainability; Industry The Pascua Lama gold-mining project in northern Chile threatens one of the richest farming valleys in the region of Coquimbo, which is also the area in the country most heavily affected by desertification.
6-3-2008BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Barrick Gold Corp. is disappointed that tax and permitting issues are still delaying the start of construction of its $2.4 billion Pascua Lama mine, a company spokesman said on Thursday. The project, which straddles
By now, the Pascua Lama mine — located on the border between Chile and Argentina — could be generating 5,000 jobs, with both countries profiting from their alliance to explore for gold, silver and copper. The project would be the envy of neighboring countries, including Peru, Brazil and Bolivia, widely recognized for their mining traditions.
Barrick Gold Corporation initiated a prefeasibility study to evaluate the construction of an underground mine at Lama (San Juan province), on the Argentinean side of the Pascua-Lama project. Optimization work in Chile remains underway. Following a detailed review of multiple development options for Pascua Lama in 2016, both open-pit and
An Appeals Court in the Chilean city of Copiapo has ordered all work to cease at the Pascua-Lama Gold Mine, citing environmental concerns raised by the Diaguita Indigenous Community and Chile's Environmental Evaluation Service, who were concerned that waste from the mine was reaching glaciers which the community depend upon for their water.
18-1-2018Chile's environmental authority — SMA — has ordered the definitive closure of Barrick Gold's (TSX, NYSE:ABX) already halted Pascua-Lama project, but lowered the fine for violations to 7 billion pesos ($11.5 million) from the previous $16 million it had charged the company.
26-10-2019Pascua-Lama mine is a suspended open-pit mining project located in the Andes Mountains, on the Chilean-Argentine border. The mine contains gold, silver, copper and other minerals. Barrick Gold is the owner and developer of the mine. La Coipa gold and silver mine lies within the Atacama region of
10-4-2013Barrick Gold Corp halted construction on its huge Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine in Chile on Wednesday after a local court ordered the suspension to weigh indigenous communities' claims that the project destroys glaciers and harms their water supply.
25-4-2019Peru's Yanacocha mine, operated by Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) in a joint venture with Compania de Minas Buenaventura. The Boddington mine in Australia, also operated by Newmont Mining. Pascua Lama, a mine that straddles the border between Chile and Argentina.
25-5-2013Chile has fined Canadian gold mine giant Barrick $16.4 million, building a road alongside the river that reaches all the way up to Pascua-Lama, a gold mine being built along both sides of the Chile-Argentine border at a lung-busting 5,000 metres above sea level.
11-4-2013Barrick Gold Faces Fresh Setback With Mega Mine In Chile . A Chilean court has suspended work at Barrick Gold Corporation's Pascua Lama mine after indigenous communities court in the northern city of Copiapo charged Barrick with environmental irregularities during construction of the mine, which straddles the Chile
The problem of mining in the Andes? You have to move glaciers The Pascua Lama mine, situated on the border between Argentina and Chile, promises to become one of Latin America's largest gold mines. But mining gold at 4,600 metres above sea level has its problems.
6-2-2018In light of the SMA order to close surface facilities in Chile, and current plans to evaluate an underground mine, Barrick is reclassifying Pascua-Lama's proven and probable gold reserves of approximately 14 million ounces, which are based on an open pit mine
Das Bergbauprojekt Pascua-Lama war ein Bergbauprojekt in den sdamerikanischen Lndern Chile und Argentinien in der Nhe der Orte Lama und Pascua im Valle de Huasco in der Regin de Atacama 660 Kilometer nrdlich von Santiago de Chile. Die nchste grere Stadt ist das 150 Kilometern entfernte Vallenar mit 44.000 Einwohnern.
21-11-2014The Pascua-Lama gold mine in Chile and the Conga gold mine in Peru have faced stiff opposition in the past from community groups with concerns about water. The companies, however, have renewed efforts to reach out to these groups and are making slow progress. Click image to enlarge.
Chile's mining industry economy 1. Chile 2. South American / Latin American Strip shaped Long Coastal Line More states to area ratio Highly Blessed with natural resources Huge economic potential Big Mining Industry Located on fault zone Contains mountains and deserts
15-10-2018Chile's environmental court on Friday ordered Canada's Barrick Gold to definitively close the Chilean side of its stalled Pascua-Lama mining project, a final procedural step that draws a line under a long-running saga. The court, sitting in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta, approved by two votes to one the closure of the
21-5-2014SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's government said Tuesday it will respect the environmental regulator's decision to block work on Barrick Gold's Pascua-Lama mine despite harsh criticism from neighboring Argentina. The $8.5 billion project straddling the Argentina-Chile border has faced problems including rising costs, falling gold
As metal mining has critical social and environmental impacts, conflicts related to it are also soaring. The conflict around the Pascua-Lama mining project in Chile is a paradigmatic example of these conflicts. Starting with the defence of some mountain glaciers being endangered by the mine, local protests have been internationalized.
29-9-2019Chilean President Sebastin Piera has entered the fray surrounding Barrick Gold's decision to temporarily suspend construction on its troubled Pascua Lama gold mine which straddles up in the Andes along Chile and Argentina, a move which activists slammed as a ploy.