Barrick president and chief government Mark Bristow, who was carefully concerned within the negotiations that finally delivered the restart settlement, mentioned the mine’s new possession construction was in step with the corporate’s host nation partnership enterprise mannequin.
Operated by Barrick via Barrick Niugini Restricted (BNL), a three way partnership with Zijin Mining, Porgera joins the corporate’s sector-leading gold asset portfolio with the potential for a Tier One 1 manufacturing profile.
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- A Tier One Gold Asset is an asset with a $1,300/oz reserve potential to ship a minimal 10-year life, annual manufacturing of no less than 500,000 ounces of gold and with all-in sustaining prices per ounce within the decrease half of the business price curve.
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