An overview of Barrick Gold Corporation's Pueblo Viejo gold mine, one of the world's largest, is seen in Cotui in this December 11, 2013 file photo. Barrick Gold Corp's announcement this week that its... more 
An overview of Barrick Gold Corporation's Pueblo Viejo gold mine, one of the world's largest, is seen in Cotui in this December 11, 2013 file photo. Barrick Gold Corp's announcement this week that its in-the-ground gold reserves will shrink will be echoed in coming weeks by miners around the globe, spelling more asset writedowns for an already beat-up sector. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas/Files (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS) less 
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