Barrick Gold

Viernes, Febrero 3, 2006

Catherine Coumans, Ph.D.

The geochemistry of the Tapian ore body is such that acid drainage and metal leaching from exposed tailings, such as those in the causeway, must be expected. The sulphide mineral nature of the Tapian ore body, which is linked to acid drainage and metal leaching is well documented.

"The principal sulphide copper mineral is chalcopyrite. (...) Pyrite [iron sulphide] is intimately associated with the chalcopyrite..."

(The Philippine Mining Journal: October 1969).

Domingo, Enero 29, 2006

Dennis Tessier's Master's thesis (for the University of Dar Es Salaam) examines the role stakeholder engagement could play in bringing about sustainable development in Tanzania's gold mining industry. The study was conducted using qualitative research methods with three primary areas of focus: a historical analysis of gold mining within the region prior to the major restructuring of the Tanzania mining industry in the 1990s; an analysis of the 1997 Mineral Policy and 1998 Mining Act and an analysis of the current state of stakeholder engagement.

Tanzania, Barrick Gold
Miércoles, Diciembre 21, 2005

Community groups on both side of the Argentina-Chile border are increasing their opposition to Barrick Gold’s proposed Pascua Lama project in Chile, while criticism of its Veladero project already under way on the Argentinean side of the border is also mounting. There have been protests in both countries and even a blockade on the Argentinean side.

Martes, Noviembre 8, 2005

Presentation by César Padilla of the Chile-based Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales to a round table on "Regulating Canadian Mining Companies Operating Internationally" held by MiningWatch Canada in Ottawa on October 20, 2005.

Chile, Barrick Gold
Jueves, Octubre 20, 2005

On October 20, 2005, MiningWatch Canada held a round table on "Regulating Canadian Mining Companies Operating Internationally" with industry, government, and civil society representatives, including invited guests from Latin America, Africa and Asia to examine options for regulatory and/or legislative change and debate the opportunities and difficulties of moving these options forward within the current Canadian political context.

Martes, Octubre 4, 2005
(Ottawa) The government of the Philippine Province of Marinduque files suit today for over a hundred million dollars against Canadian mining giant Placer Dome Inc. (PDG). The suit, being filed in Nevada, U.S.A., is spearheaded by a team of attorneys based in Texas. The provincial government of Marinduque holds Placer ...
Martes, Octubre 4, 2005

Catherine Coumans, Ph.D.

Placer Dome in Marinduque

The Province of Marinduque is a small heart-shaped island near the middle of the Philippine archipelago. Most of its 200,000 citizens are fishers and farmers and many rely on what they can harvest from rivers, the sea and their land for their daily food.

Miércoles, Septiembre 14, 2005
Deforestation in Indonesia has reached 2.4 million hectares (1.2%) per year or approximately 10 acres of rainforest a minute. Mining multinational companies and foreign governments are lobbying the Indonesian government to open up protected forest areas, national parks and other protected areas for mining while local communities and environmental justice groups are ...
Miércoles, Septiembre 14, 2005
Provincial governments, indigenous peoples, environmentalists and academics from Canada to Asia to Australia are lining up to stop mining giant Placer Dome from tearing down a rainforest on the island of Borneo to hunt for gold.The company is eyeing the last remaining native forest in Kalimantan called the Meratus Mountain Range, which is on the Indonesian side of Borneo.The ...
Miércoles, Septiembre 14, 2005
The government of South Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia, and Dayak Indigenous Community leaders have strongly denounced Placer Dome, a Vancouver and Sydney-based mining company, for its plans to commence mining operations in one of the last protected tropical forests in Indonesia. Despite fierce local government and community backlash, the mining giant intends to exploit mineral ...