Early start at new Barrick mine

BARRICK Gold says it has begun production at its Lagunas Norte gold mine in Peru ahead of schedule and within the $US340 million budget.

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The low operating cost mine is said to be one of a “new generation” of Barrick operations, and is expected to produce around 550,000 ounces over the rest of 2005 at total cash costs of about

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