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Barrick makes aggressive bid for Newmont

Says merger is long overdue transformative shift; Newmont left perplexed by hostile, negative offer by rival gold miner North of 60 Mining News – March 1, 2019

Following last year's merger with Randgold Resources, Barrick Gold Corp. has now made an offer to acquire Newmont Mining Corp., a deal that would merge the world's two largest gold mining companies into a behemoth valued at around US$42 billion based on the current market capitalization of the two gold producers.

The combined company would also have 141 million ounces of gold in reserves and 275 m...


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