Gold Corporation's merger with Randgold, an Africafocused gold mining company, in a shareforshare deal valued at US The deal closed in January 2019 and set Barrick up to be the industryleading gold company until Newmont announced its proposed US10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp. The market's reaction to these mergers and
29/09/2017 · 3 Pickaxes Pickaxes were known as the gold standard for early mining in the 1800s. The pickaxe was manually wielded, blow after blow, to chip away at rocks and uncover any gold that might be attached to them. 4 Drills Miners drilled by hand or used compressed air drills.