Century gold project, Timmins, Ontario – public comments invited

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Century gold project, located in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. Comments received will be taken into consideration in finalizing the EIS Guidelines before issuing them to the proponent, Porcupine Gold Mines, a subsidiary of Goldcorp Canada Ltd.

This is the second of four opportunities for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the project.

Goldcorp says “Century is an exciting development project that has the potential to extend the life of Porcupine Gold Mines.” It is a potential large-scale open pit mine and related processing facility that will double the depth and diameter of the existing open pit above the Dome underground mine, adding to reserves and increasing production.

  • Concept study on engineering, waste rock management and economics of an open pit mine and related processing facility – completed
  • PFS underway that includes possibility of adding lower grade ore from additional pits – expected completion in late 2018
  • Feasibility study – expected to be completed in 2019.