In the latest Money News Podcast segment, Australian Financial Analyst and Nine Network’s business and finance editor, Ross Greenwood interviews CSA Global Principal Geologist, Sam Ulrich on the sale announcement of Barrick Gold’s Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.

Owned jointly by Barrick Gold and Newmont, Barrick Gold recently revealed Northern Star Resources is amongst the front runners for its stake in the Super Pit.

The Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Super Pit joint venture between Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp has been the topic of M&A discussions since at least 2015 and rumoured that a deal for the Western Australian mine involving Northern Star would be announced at the Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum last week, but talks fell through.

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Sam Ulrich has worked for more than 20 years’ in the areas of exploration and resource development of gold, uranium and copper projects.  He has several years’ experience as a consultant and possesses a strong knowledge in the areas of project evaluations, the undertaking of VALMIN compliant valuations and Independent Geological Reports for IPO’s. Sam has worked extensively in Archaean orogenic gold deposits, epithermal gold and silver deposits in Indonesia and North Queensland. With an interest in mineral economics, Sam is currently undertaking his PhD at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) at The University of Western Australia linking geology to gold mine economics in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on orogenic gold deposits.