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Date: June 4, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
Email: mbrown@nv.blm.gov
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-72

BARRICK EXPANSION OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED

A public open house to discuss the Barrick Betze Project proposed expansion will be held Monday, June 25, 2007, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street in Elko. The public is encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the open house is to have information available about the Barrick expansion project. There will be specialists at the meeting to answer questions and discuss resource issues. Written comments from the public will be accepted as well.

Barrick submitted an amendment to the Plan of Operations for the Goldstrike Mine north of Carlin, Nevada. The proposal includes expanding the open pit to the north and west bringing some public land into what, under current plans, is an open pit primarily on privately owned land.

Other parts of the proposal include constructing a third tailings dam and pond which will bury an existing but abandoned tailings dam and pond, and building a new waste rock facility northwest of the open pit on lands that are predominately public. The proposed expansion involves approximately 1560 acres of which about 300 acres is already disturbed. Mining and processing employment at the Goldstrike Mine would both be extended for about four years is the proposed expansion is approved.

For questions or more information, please contact Kirk Laird (775) 753-0272, email klaird@nv.blm.gov, or mail to the BLM Elko Field Office.

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