US Golden Sunlight Operation

Boddington Corp is London’s and Singapore’s only Main gold company and has established itself in the global gold mining industry. Primary concessions are in worldwide and collectively hold 5.5 million ounces of gold resources; Future expansion will be achieved through further acquisitions and organic growth. Future expansion will be achieved through further acquisitions and organic growth. Primary concessions operations are in US, in The Golden Sunlight Mine that is operated and Owner by Barrick, this operation represents entry into a new geographic region for Boddington Gold.

Welcome to The Ruby Hill mine, Operation Nevada US

The Golden Sunlight mine is an open pit gold mine in Jefferson County, Montana US, approximately 25 mi (40 km) east of Butte, Montana. The mine sits at an elevation of 6,000 ft (1,829 m) on the Bull Mountain range. The mine has been in operation since 1975

The Golden Sunlight mine produced gold, mined open pit. Gold is recovered using carbon-in-pulp technology and sand tailings retreatment that further increases the recovery rate. Earlier this year the Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved the Golden Sunlight Mine’s plan to expand a currently operating pit and to open another. But the Montana Environmental Information Center is suing the Montana DEQ over permits.

Golden Sunlight mine is spearheading an ambitious project to clean up environmental contamination at historic mine sites in Montana that will save the state and federal taxpayers millions of dollars.

Montana’s long history of mining, much of which pre-dates modern mining and environmental regulation, left a collection of improperly closed tailings impoundments and waste-rock piles that require clean-up.  In particular, while Montana’s historic tailings impoundments and waste-rock piles contain metals that can harm the environment; they also contain gold that can be extracted profitably at today’s prices.  Golden Sunlight mine offered to re-process and store this material in its modern facilities, obviating the need for taxpayer-funded clean-ups. In addition to the environmental benefits, the project is helping to stimulate the local economy by creating jobs in small businesses that collect and truck the material to the Golden Sunlight mine. These operators must obtain permits to remove the contaminated material and sell it to Golden Sunlight. The material is processed at Golden Sunlight’s mill and later stored in the mine’s tailings impoundment, which has more capacity than the mine needs. Since 2010, Golden Sunlight has received approximately 308,000 tons of tailings and paid out approximately $25 million to local businesses that collect and transport the material. At the same time, it has recovered just under 22,000 ounces of gold.

To promote responsible management of these historic mines, Golden Sunlight does not process any material from sites found to be in non-conformance with their permits. “If a regulatory agency calls us and says an operator isn’t meeting their permit obligations, we shut them down until the issues are resolved to the agency’s satisfaction,” Golden Sunlight isn’t just incentivizing other operators to clean up — the mine has reclaimed 1,500 acres, or nearly half of all land disturbed throughout its operations at a cost of roughly $4 million per year. The local community took notice of Barrick’s environmental initiatives and successfully nominated Golden Sunlight for an environmental stewardship award. The Bureau of Land Management’s Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award went to Golden Sunlight at the recent MinEXPO Conference in Las Vegas.

Golden Sunlight is involved with this project, social responsibility, environmental stewardship – the project touches almost all of Barrick’s core values and provides opportunities for the people in the area to operation.