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Barrick Gold chooses Lama for starter

Nestled among a generic press release for a new appointment at Barrick Gold came a telling announcement: its controversial Pascua-Lama gold-silver asset in Chile and Argentina was being downsized.

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The Pascua-Lama project in Chile and Argentina has become the Lama project in Argentina (photo: Royal Gold)

Previously conceived as a project where higher-grade ore on the Chilean side was mined first, before transitioning to lower-grade material in Argentina, the company has decided to reverse the order as