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Goldcorp says El Morro to proceed unless RCA declared to be without effect

Goldcorp announced that the Appellate Court of Antofagasta issued a decision dated February 16 granting the petition of the Agricultural Community of the Huascoaltinos. The petition challenges the validity of the Resolution of Environmental Qualification, or RCA, issued by the Environmental Evaluation Commission of the Atacama Region on March 14, 2011. Unless and until an order is issued declaring the RCA to be without effect, the El Morro Company intends to continue with the development of the El Morro Project as described by Goldcorp in its press release date February 15, Goldcorp said. The company said the decision of the Appellate Court of Antofagasta is not related in any manner with the litigation pending in Ontario between Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX), Xstrata Copper Chile Limitada (XSRAY), Datawave Sciences and Goldcorp.