BRIEF-Barrick Gold suspends operations at Veladero mine

Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:30am EDT
 
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Sept 15 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold Corp

* Barrick gold corporation: temporary suspension of operations at Veladero mine

* Says temporary suspension of operations at Veladero mine pending further inspections of mine's heap leach area

* At this time, do not anticipate any material impact to Veladero's 2016 operating guidance.

* Impacted area in leach valley has now been remediated

* On September 8, a pipe carrying process solution in heap leach area was damaged when it was struck by a large block of ice

* No solution from damaged pipe reached any water diversion channels or watercourses

* "environmental monitoring of surface and sub-surface water has been intensified and no anomalies have been detected" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: