Barrick Gold Corporation is the largest pure gold mining company in the world HQ’s in Toronto, Canada with 4 regional business units in Australia, Africa, North and South America.
The company’s name has been changed from Barrick Resources Corporation (1983) to American Barrick Resources (1986) to the now present Barrick Gold Corporation (1995).
In April 2011, Barrick beat a takeover for Equinox Minerals by China Minmetals.
Barrick however has been accused of undertaking environmentally unsound practices by many environmental groups. Criticisms include poisonous spills of cyanide, mercury and other heavy metals leading to environment damage and poison of the human population.