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  • voodoo.three voodoo.three Jun 25, 2013 12:51 PM Flag

    Video - Barrick Caused Pascua Lama Environmental Disaster

    "Barrick Gold Dana Rio Conay En Proyecto Pascua Lama"

    Barrick Gold caused its own environmental damage, then was fined and that halted the project. Barrick not having concessions to mine gold or silver has already pre-sold outside Chile. The project is based on the creation of a virtual country between Chile and Argentina.

    Environmental disaster in Pascua Lama

    Images captured by Barrick workers over 4000 meters high

    Source, Chile: El Cuidadano

    A never seen before video has surfaced which shows Barrick isn't being truthful with the major enviromental damage they caused to the Conay River on the Chile side of Pascua Lama. Barrick sent tonns of waste water down the river right when Barrick faced criminal charges of fraudulent use of titles Barrick included into their Pascua Lama Protocol regulatory filings between Chile and Argentina. Sources in Chile accuse Barrick of creating the enviromental disaster as a way to delay Pascua Lama while ABX tries to solve the legal action over Barricks fraudulent Pascua Lama title problems. The 7th Court of Guarantee of Santiago, accepted the charges and declared admissible the criminal complaint (case # 1210024016-3) for falsification and / or malicious use of a false public instrument, that the attorney Barbara Salinas along with attorney Alejandro Muñoz presented, representing Mountainstar Gold Inc. Back in January 2013, the Mines Commissioner in Vallenar, Chile granted Mr Lopehandia certified domain to the areas that cover the deposit of Pascua on the chile side. 80% of the Gold of Pascua Lama is located on the Chile side of Pascua Lama at Mina Pascua where Mr Lopehandia has his certified domain.

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    • I think the class action against Barrick and the sinking share price show investors and ABX shareholder understand Barrick is in serious fraud problems with Pascua Lama. It's becoming more and more clear that Barrick created the waste water landslide down the river at Pascua to try and get out of Pascua for something other then fraud. I wonder if the Chile Government is still wanting to play ball with ABX considering the Chile courts accepted and denied the Chile governments appeal set aside the accusation of fraud by ABX with the Pascua Lama Protocol.

      Declared admissible complaint against Barrick for mining the Pascua Lama
      As was declared admissible the criminal complaint for falsification and / or malicious use of false public instrument.
      Financial Daily Online

      As was declared admissible the criminal complaint for falsification and / or malicious use of false public instrument, that the attorney Barbara Salinas along with attorney Alejandro Muñoz presented to the 7th Court of Santiago Warranty, representing mountainstar Gold.

      The lawsuit is against Derek James and Laura Riehm Phyllis Mary Emery, both legal representatives SpA Nevada Mining Company, which in turn is the legal entity Chile Barrick Gold mining by the Pascua Lama project, now suspended for serious environmental offenses .

      Salinas was very satisfied with the resolution, since this first processing step welcomes the complaint and subsequent investigation by the North Central Office.

      According to the professional, "is another front that opens to Barrick, since according to the mining history would not have obtained the domain or the mining on a cloth major concessions that are located within the Pascua Lama".

      It should be recalled that the State of Chile allows individuals access to the exploration and exploitation of minerals provided has been obtained by court order granting mining rights conferred for such purposes.

      But in this case, Salinas emphasized that as stated in a folder-initiated research and Complex Crimes Unit of the Attorney North Central, mineral property titles for Minera Nevada SpA (Barrick) do not exist and, consequently, this latter would have no domain or right on the mining Treasury calls One 1 to 30 to 1 to 5 Twelve Treasury.

      For professional is relevant - while serious - than in 2004, subscribed by the State of Chile a Protocol Adequacy with the State of Argentina who sought to establish certain standards between the two countries in order to give a boost from the point of more pragmatic view, facilitate the initiation of this project and within that protocol, which is a public document between the two countries, Barrick incorporates and declared as own mining claims that are in dispute.

      However, they are subject to a lawsuit for several years and weighs about them - from the current 2001 to date - a measure that prohibits holding precautionary prejudicial acts or contracts on them, enacted by the 14th Court a civil court of Santiago, - since before the enactment and publication of Decree 179 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. So not only would have falsified the decree ideologically, with subsequent malicious use until today, but also, it has to comply with a judgment given in a court of the Republic. Finally and to these facts, the lawyer Salinas wonders how any government official was able to warn earlier this prohibition prevented certainly incorporate such mining properties as part of the Pascua Lama and thus have signed the protocols.

      This new criminal action, coupled with the environmental problems of today, clearly show that Barrick did not act with attachment to Chilean law, diligence and transparency required.

    • Yes Voo.doo I saw the video and then add the layoffs of 1/3 of Barrick employees in Toronto means something is cooking in the pressure cooker and almost ready to explode
      I think Barrick has run to the end of its ropes with its fraudulent activities and at law in Chile, they at Barrick are in big trouble soon to surface in Canada and USA
      Thoughts?

      • 2 Replies to island_looker
      • I get a feeling the Chile courts may be interested in Barrick intentionally creating the environmental land slide of waste water down the rivers to have Pascua closed down for good for something other then title fraud. When you watch the video of Barricks Pascua Lama avalanche of waste water you wonder how it could happen considering Barrick was halted from working at Pascua in Chile since Nov 2012 and this environmental damage happened in Jan 2013.

        Remember it was Oct 2012 when Barrick was criminally charged at Pascua Chile. A few days later Barrick was halted for "dust" then a month later Barrick sent waste water down the river as seen by this video.

      • BARRICK GOLD INC. (ABX) CHILEAN SUBSIDIARY, MINERA NEVADA SPA, NAMED IN CRIMINAL LAWSUIT BY MOUNTAINSTAR GOLD INC. (MSX)

        Mountainstar Gold Inc. (the Company) ( MSX-CNSX) updates its shareholders and investors at large, with the following news from their Chilean lawyer, Ms. Barbara Salinas Acuna.

        Ms. Barbara Salinas Acuna reports that she has presented on behalf of Mountainstar Gold Inc., a criminal lawsuit against the legal representatives of Minera Nevada SpA (Barrick Gold Corporation), to the 7th Court of Guarantee of Santiago, on charges of falsification of public documents and / or intentional malicious use of the same. This is in connection with the issuance of Decree 179 by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, relating to the Pascua Lama Protocol between Chile and Argentina, which includes the Tesoros concessions.

        The 7th Court of Guarantee of Santiago, accepted the charges and declared admissible the criminal complaint (case # 1210024016-3) for falsification and / or malicious use of a false public instrument, that the attorney Barbara Salinas along with attorney Alejandro Muñoz presented, representing Mountainstar Gold Inc.

        The lawsuit is against Mr. Derek James Riehm and Ms. Laura Phyllis Maria Emery, both legal representatives of Minera Nevada SPA, which in turn is the Chilean company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation, now suspended for serious environmental offences at Pascua Lama.

        Lawyer, Barbara Salinas, was very satisfied with the acceptance of the charges #111-#112-#113 under the Chilean penal code, by Judge Freddy Antonio Cubillos Jofre, of the 7th Court of Guarantee of Santiago. This first processing step welcomes the complaint and initiates the subsequent criminal investigation by the Fiscalia Centro Norte.

        The complaint centres around the fact that Minera Nevada SPA does not have title to the mineral concessions of Tesoros Uno 1-30 and Tesoros Doce 1-5. The entitled holder of these concessions is Mr. Jorge Rodrigo Lopehandia, joint venture partner with Mountainstar Gold Inc.

        The fraudulent claims by Barrick's subsidiary, Minera Nevada SPA, with regard to the Tesoros titles, become relevant to the Pascua Lama Protocol having being instituted for the purposes of mining under false pretences.

        This new criminal lawsuit, filed by Ms. Salinas on behalf of Mountainstar Gold Inc., coupled with the environmental issues facing Barrick Gold Corporation, suggests that Barrick (ABX) has not acted in accordance with Chilean laws.

 
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