Public Notice
Hardrock Gold Mine Project - Public Comments Invited

October 1, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hardrock Gold Mine Project, located in northwestern Ontario.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project and their significance, the proposed mitigation measures, and the follow-up program.

The Agency also invites comments on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Final conditions would become legally-binding on the proponent if the project is allowed to proceed.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by November 1, 2018 to:

Hardrock Gold Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 York Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft Environmental Assessment Report and potential conditions, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80068). Printed copies of the draft Report are also available at the following locations:

  • Greenstone Public Library – Longlac Branch
    110 Kenogami Road
    Longlac, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library – Beardmore Branch
    285 Main Street
    Beardmore, Ontario
  • Elsie Dugard Centennial Public Library
    405 2nd Street West
    Geraldton, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library – Nakina Branch
    216 North Street
    Nakina, Ontario

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The Proposed Project

Greenstone Gold Mines is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill located approximately five kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario, at the intersection of Highway 11 (Trans-Canada Highway) and Michael Power Boulevard. As proposed, the gold mine would have an ore production capacity of 30,000 tonnes per day, and the metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 30,000 tonnes per day.

Document Reference Number: 31

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