Goldboro Gold Mine Project

Anaconda Mining Inc. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of a gold mine located in Goldboro, Nova Scotia, approximately 175 kilometres northeast of Halifax. The project would entail both open pit and underground mining phases and an onsite milling facility with a proposed processing rate of 575 tonnes per day. Tailings would be stored in an onsite engineered tailings storage facility. The anticipated mine life is approximately nine years. The concentrator would run about 1.5 years longer, processing the lower grade ore accumulated during the development of the pit.

Latest update

December 12, 2019 - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Goldboro Gold Mine Project proposed by Anaconda Mining Inc. does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Analysis Report PDF (1.1 MB) December 12, 2019
1 Minister's response - December 12, 2019


Goldboro Gold Mine Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

  • Location

    • Goldboro (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Anaconda Mining Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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