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Barrick’s Argentina deal furthers Peter Munk’s dream of close China ties Add to ...

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Barrick Gold Corp. chairman John Thornton is closer to fulfilling company founder Peter Munk’s dream of aligning the Canadian gold miner with China.

Barrick has formed its second so-called strategic partnership with a Chinese company, with a deal to sell half of a top Argentinian mine to state-owned Shandong Gold Group for $960-million (U.S.) and a promise to work together on the mothballed Pascua Lama project in South America.

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