The mining giant said construction activities in Argentina are not affected by the suspension, but since most of the reserves lie in Chile, a permanent ban could mean the project's end. The company said, however, that it's "too early to assess the impact, if any, on the overall capital budget and schedule of the project."The suspension will remain in effect until the company addresses the problems and consults with the local indigenous group, said Lorenzo Soto, a lawyer representing the Diaguitas indigenous community.
Chile Court Suspends Barrick's Pascua Lama Mine
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