Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project

Atlantic Mining NS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of St Barbara Limited, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and reclamation of an open-pit gold mine located approximately 95 kilometres northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. As proposed, the Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project would include an open pit, roads,waste rock storage area, overburden, topsoil and organics storage piles, run-of-mine and low-grade ore stockpiles, Seloam Brook realignment, crusher and concentrator facilities, tailings management facility, and water management system including water discharge. Ore would be crushed and concentrated on site to produce a gold concentrate that would be hauled to Touquoy Mine for final processing, a distance of 76 kilometres on existing public roads. The mine would operate at a rate of approximately two million tonnes of gold-bearing ore per year.


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Latest update

December 6, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada requested information from the proponent related to the Environmental Impact Statement. 

August 17, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has extended the time limit for Atlantic Mining NS Inc. to provide the information or studies required for the project’s environmental assessment, as described in the final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
123 Notice of Time Limit Extension - August 17, 2022
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1 MB) August 31, 2018
8 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - July 17, 2018
7 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - July 16, 2018
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.4 MB) May 22, 2018


Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550

  • Location

    • 95 kilometres northeast of Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Atlantic Mining NS Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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