Mind Map Description
Interactive Mind Map based on Mining Operations of Barrick Gold website. Source:
Barrick Gold Corporation is the largest pure gold mining company in the world, with its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and four regional business units (RBU's) located in Australia, Africa, North America and South America. Barrick is currently undertaking mining and exploration projects in Papua New Guinea, the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Australia, Peru, Chile, Russia, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, Argentina and Tanzania.
Wikipedia, Barrick Gold.
Barrick’s operating mines are located in some of the world’s most prospective gold districts in North America, South America, Australia Pacific and Africa (through its interest in African Barrick Gold). As at December 31, 2009,
Barrick has proven and probable gold reserves of 139.8 million ounces, the largest unhedged
reserves in the industry, in addition to 6.1 billion pounds of copper reserves
and 1.06 billion ounces of silver contained within gold reserves.
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other
geological materials from the earth, usually from an ore body, vein or (coal)
seam. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron,
uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock salt and potash. Any
material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created
artificially in a laboratory or factory, is usually mined. Mining in a wider
sense comprises extraction of any non-renewable resource.