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Barrick Gold engineers and technicians are seen at the Pueblo Viejo mining area in Los Cacaos, Dominican Republic, in this file photo.
Barrick Gold engineers and technicians are seen at the Pueblo Viejo mining area in Los Cacaos, Dominican Republic, in this file photo.
(Ramon Espinosa/AP)

Silver Wheaton ‘very interested’ in Dominican metal deal with Barrick

Silver Wheaton Corp. wants to strike a deal with Barrick Gold Corp. to buy precious metal from the miner’s Pueblo Viejo gold and silver mine in the Dominican Republic.

“I love it,” Silver Wheaton’s chief executive Randy Smallwood said in an interview.

“We would be more than happy to do a deal with Barrick on the silver from there even a bit of the gold,” he said.