Natural Resources Newsletter - 26 July 2017

Barrick Gold Corp and Shandong Gold Mining finalise Veladero jointventure

  

BARRICK GOLD CORP AND SHANDONG GOLD MINING FINALISE VELADERO JOINT-VENTURE

On 30 June 2017, Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) announced the completion of the sale of a 50% interest in its Veladero mine in San Juan province, Argentina to Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd, (Shandong Gold) for US$960 million. Shandong Gold was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2003 and 2016 had produced approximately 1.2 million ounces of gold. It is currently the only Chinese mining company categorized as a National Environmentally Friendly Enterprise by the Chinese Government. Following the sale Barrick and Shandong Go will form a 50/50 joint venture, which will explore and jointly develop the Pascua-Lama deposit and the El Indio Gold Belt on the border of Argentina and Chile.