Off the beaten track

You could be forgiven for thinking that Veladero in Argentina is just another open-pit gold mine, but look closely and you will find a fascinating history, and logistics to make you marvel at the everyday challenges faced by workers and machinery to make this a successful mining operation. Adriana Potts reports

The Veladero mine is operated by Minera Argentina Gold SA (MAGSA), a subsidiary of Barrick, one of the world’s leading producers of gold.