Great Bear Gold Project

Kinross Gold Corporation is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of a new open-pit and underground gold mine with an on-site metal mill, located 23 kilometres southeast of Red Lake, Ontario. As proposed, the Great Bear Gold Project would include three open-pits and produce up to 60,000 tonnes of ore per day, while the metal mill would process up to 15,000 tonnes of ore per day. The project would operate for about 20 years.


Latest update

December 15, 2023 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued the Summary of Issues to the proponent on September 29, 2023, for the preparation of the Detailed Project Description and Response to the Summary of Issues.

At a glance

1. Planning

1. Planning

In progress 56/180 days

Key documents

Comment periods

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

Not started 0/1095 days
3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started

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Contacts

Great Bear Gold Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
55 York Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Email: GreatBear@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

Media Relations
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 343-549-3870
Email: media@iaac-aeic.gc.ca


  • Location

    • 23 kilometres southeast of Red Lake (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2023-08-17
  • Proponent

    Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number

    85832
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