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Status: ACTIVE MONITORING

  • NIRB File No:

    11MN034

  • Application No.:

    124106

  • Project Type:

    Mine Development

  • Project Name:

    Meliadine Gold

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The Meliadine Gold Mine Project was assessed by NIRB from 2011-2015. It was approved to proceed on February 26, 2015 subject to the terms and conditions of Project Certificate No. 006. This project dashboard contains the original assessment information as well as monitoring information through to the approval of an amended Project Certificate associated with the Saline Effluent Discharge proposal in 2019.

Modified from the 2015 Project Description: The Meliadine Gold Mine Project (“The Project”) is a proposed gold mine located in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, 25 kilometres (km) north from Rankin Inlet and 80 km southwest from Chesterfield Inlet. The Project involves continued exploration, construction, operation, closure, and reclamation of both underground and open-pit mines and associated infrastructure for extraction, processing and transportation of gold. There are three main Project areas: the Tiriganiaq mine site, the Discovery deposit and the Itivia Harbour. The mining of gold ore will occur at the five (5) deposits through a phased approach, Tiriganiaq, Wesmeg, Pump, F Zone, and Discovery. Tiriganiaq will be the only deposit where gold will be mined through both above ground and underground methods, with the other deposits being mined using open pit methods. The mine is estimated to extract 2.8 million ounces of gold reserves.

The construction period will take approximately 3 years with operations beginning within 2 years and lasting 13 years, and closure and post-closure activities ongoing for up to 10 years. Mine life will have the potential to be extended dependent on development of additional economically viable mineral deposits. Peak operational phase will involve extraction of 8,500 tonnes of ore per day with up to 3.1 million tonnes of ore extracted annually. The project anticipates the creation of up to 1000 direct jobs through construction and 700 jobs through operations.

The Project will include all infrastructure for extraction, processing and transportation of gold including water management infrastructure; waste rock storage facilities and a tailings storage area. The following on-site infrastructure is proposed to support mining activities: ore-processing plant (near the Tiriganiaq mine site); power plant; fuel tank farm(s); explosives storage area; haul and service roads; water treatment plant; incinerator; sewage treatment facility; maintenance facility; and accommodations and camp facilities for up to 680 personnel. Tailings from ore grinding and gold processing will be treated for cyanide and released into the tailings storage facility.

Supplies will be shipped to Itivia Harbour in Melvin Bay (located in Rankin Inlet) during the open water season. The Itivia Harbour facilities will include a spud barge, laydown areas and a fuel tank farm. Supplies and personnel will also be transported via Rankin Inlet’s current airport.

Transportation to the mine will occur via a previously approved 24 km all-weather access road (AWAR) with restricted access. Phase 2 of AWAR will be an upgrade of the currently existing and previously approved Phase 1 of the AWAR. As part of construction of Phase 2 of the AWAR, a spur road would be developed to connect the main road with the south end of Meliadine Lake to allow for public access to the Lake. Phase 2 of the AWAR will not be completed until the development of the Discovery deposit commences and will entail constructing a second road which will run parallel but separately from the public road, for mine traffic only.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-06-29
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-06-25
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-06-12
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-06-09
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2020-07-06
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2020-05-25
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-04-14
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-03-27
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-03-25
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2020-02-04
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent response received 2020-02-03
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent response received 2020-01-31
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2020-01-31
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2020-01-30
  • Technical advisor assigned 2020-01-16
  • Technical advisor assigned 2020-01-16
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2019-10-29
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2019-10-07
  • NIRB issues notice of community information sessions 2019-07-12
  • NIRB issues notice of community information sessions 2019-07-12
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2019-07-03
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2019-07-03
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2019-06-27
  • NIRB Notification to Parties Comments Received 2019-05-14
  • NIRB Ltr to parties requesting comment on potential project certification reconsideration 2019-05-14
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re comments received 2019-04-25
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2019-04-10
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2019-04-09
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2019-04-03
  • NIRB Ltr to parties requesting comment on potential project certification reconsideration 2019-04-03
  • Technical advisor assigned 2019-03-27
  • Technical advisor assigned 2019-03-27
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2019-03-26
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2019-02-26
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2019-02-26
  • NIRB Notice receipt of comments 2019-02-13
  • NIRB Issues Correspondence to Parties re Project Certificate Terms and Conditions 2019-02-07
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent response received 2019-01-31
  • NIRB Issues Correspondence to Parties re Project Certificate Terms and Conditions 2019-01-30
  • NIRB Received Minister’s decision re Final Hearing Report 2019-01-30
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-12-11
  • NIRB Received Minister’s decision re Final Hearing Report 2018-12-11
  • Technical advisor assigned 2018-11-27
  • NIRB Ltr to Minister(s) re Final Hearing Report 2018-11-09
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2018-11-09
  • NIRB Ltr to Minister(s) re Final Hearing Report 2018-10-31
  • Received Project Licences, Permits and Authorizations from RAs 2018-10-30
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Final Hearing Transcripts 2018-09-28
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Final Hearing Transcripts 2018-09-27
  • NIRB Notice to parties of Final Hearing Exhibits availability online 2018-09-19
  • NIRB Notice to parties of Final Hearing Exhibits availability online 2018-09-19
  • NIRB Notice to parties of Final Hearing Exhibits availability online 2018-09-18
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re proponent response to final written submissions 2018-08-30
  • NIRB Ltr to Mayor re Opening Remarks 2018-08-30
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Comments on Draft Hearing Agenda 2018-08-29
  • Technical advisor assigned 2018-08-23
  • NIRB issues Notification to Proponent re Reporting Requirements Reminder (this is done annually) 2018-08-23
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent opportunity to respond to final written submission 2018-08-22
  • NIRB Ltr to Dist re Draft Hearing Agenda 2018-08-22
  • NIRB Ltr to Mayor re Opening Remarks 2018-08-20
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re acceptance of intervenor status 2018-08-13
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2018-08-02
  • NIRB issues notice of community information sessions 2018-08-02
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re acceptance of intervenor status 2018-07-30
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2018-07-23
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2018-07-23
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-07-10
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-07-10
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-07-10
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent Response received 2018-07-10
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2018-07-04
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2018-06-22
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2018-06-22
  • NIRB INTERNAL: Deadline for FEIS Compliance determination set 2018-06-20
  • NIRB issues notice of receipt of final EIS submission 2018-06-20
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2018-06-20
  • NIRB Notification to Parties Comments Received 2018-05-28
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2018-06-13
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-05-10
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2018-05-10
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2018-05-09
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re anticipated FEIS submission date 2018-05-02
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2018-05-10
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent re anticipated FEIS submission date 2018-04-30
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent re anticipated FEIS submission date 2018-04-19
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2018-05-10
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent re reconsideration of Project Certificate 2018-04-06
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re comments received 2018-03-16
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re comments received 2018-03-15
  • NIRB Ltr to parties requesting comment on potential project certification reconsideration 2018-03-13
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent response received 2018-01-29
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-01-26
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2018-01-26
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2018-01-11
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2017-10-26
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2017-08-14
  • NIRB Issues notification of planned site visit 2017-08-02
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2017-07-21
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2017-07-07
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2017-06-02
  • Received Project Licences, Permits and Authorizations from RAs 2017-04-27
  • NIRB issues Notification to Proponent re Reporting Requirements Reminder (this is done annually) 2017-04-27
  • Technical advisor assigned 2017-04-27
  • NIRB issues Notification to Proponent re Reporting Requirements Reminder (this is done annually) 2017-04-06
  • NIRB issues Notification to Proponent re Reporting Requirements Reminder (this is done annually) 2017-04-04
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2017-01-31
  • Technical advisor assigned 2017-01-31
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2017-01-31
  • NIRB Received Report From Proponent 2017-01-10
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent response received 2016-12-14
  • Received Required Reporting From Proponent 2016-11-18
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2016-11-04
  • NIRB Issues notification of planned site visit 2016-07-14
  • Additional Plans: Commenting 2016-06-20
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2016-06-20
  • Received Project Licences, Permits and Authorizations from AAs 2016-06-20
  • Technical advisor assigned 2016-01-29
  • Started project monitoring 2011-09-15
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  • Kivalliq
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