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14 Apr 2010

Joe Schneider, Bloomberg

Barrick Fends Off Bid for Temporary Mine Closing [USA]

Barrick Gold…fended off an effort by American Indian tribes to stop production at a Nevada mine with a court order. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks…denied the tribes’ request to halt production at Barrick’s Cortez Hills deposit until a trial in an environmental lawsuit. The company can continue to mine, with limited restrictions it proposed to follow an appeals court’s directions…“The court’s order is a great relief to all of us at Barrick, especially to the many people who are directly employed at Cortez Hills,” Greg Lang, president of Barrick’s North American operations, said in a statement…