Gold Fields unit named in Australian land title claims

Gold Fields (GFI) says its St. Ives mining operation in Australia was named in a lawsuit brought by indigenous people claiming land.

GFI bought St. Ives in 2001, operates four underground mines there and owns an area covering nearly 100K hectares; GFI extended its presence in the region last year with the purchase of three mines from Barrick Gold.

"Gold Fields is strongly of the view that the assertions made by the Ngadju people are unfounded and without merit,” the company says.

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