Kinross Gold Denies Joint Venture With Southridge

Kinross Gold Corp. (K), Canada’s third- largest producer of the metal, denied a statement from another mining company that the two are forming a partnership to develop Mexican projects.

Southridge Enterprises Inc. (SRGE), based in Dallas, said in a statement today the companies are working to finalize an agreement for the Cinco Minas and Gran Cabrera properties.

“Kinross has not entered into a joint venture agreement with Southridge Enterprises, and is not actively pursuing any such agreement at this time,” Toronto-based Kinross said in an e-mail.

No one immediately responded to e-mail and voicemail messages seeking comment from Southridge. Its shares rose 60 percent to 1.3 cents in over-the-counter trading at 11:45 a.m. in New York.

Barrick Gold Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. are the two largest Canadian gold producers ranked by sales.

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