BRIEF-Shandong Gold scraps placement plan aimed at funding acquisition of Barrick Gold's mine
May 16 Shandong Gold Mining Co Ltd
* Says it scraps share private placement plan to fund acquisition of Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine
* Says the decision will not affect its planned acquisition of Veladero mine
* Says it will kick off the preparation of H-share offering as soon as possible
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