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Golden Sunlight's Tailings Reprocessing Project a Model for Sustainable Closure


February 16, 2022


FLOTATION PLANT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: (left to right) Barrick CEO Mark Bristow, Governor Gianforte, Barrick North American COO Christine Keener, Barrick North American Government Affairs Christina Erling, General Manager Golden Sunlight Chuck Buus, and VP Global Closure and Permitting Patrick Malone.

The pioneering Tailings Reprocessing Project at Barrick's end-of-life Golden Sunlight Mine was officially opened today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Montana Governor Gianforte, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow, representatives of the Montana federal congressional delegation, and members of the community.

The opening of the facility is the culmination of more than a year's work that has already created more than 75 jobs.

It has the potential to generate tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue and benefits for the state over the next decade, while removing a s...

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