THE Porgera Joint Venture (PVJ) gold mine in Enga province is environment-friendly.
For this, it has won a certification from the world-leading International Cyanide Management Code.
This was announced last week after the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) received and accepted detailed audit findings prepared by an independent third-party auditor.
The auditor evaluated PJV’s operations against the code’s verification protocol and found PJV to be in full compliance with its principles and standards of practice.
Barrick’s executive general manager for PNG operations Mark Fisher, said he was happy that Porgera had been certified as fully compliant with the ICMC.
Mr Fisher said Barrick was a strong believer in environmental compliance and sustainability.
Porgera is a joint venture of Barrick (95%) and the National Government. Using both open pit and underground mining methods, the site produces about 650,000 ounces of gold annually.