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Status: ACTIVE MONITORING

  • NIRB File No:

    11MN034

  • Application No.:

    125684

  • Project Type:

    Mine Development

  • Project Name:

    Meliadine Extension

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Meliadine Mine is a gold mine owned and operated by Agnico Eagle. It is located 25 kilometers north of Rankin Inlet, and 80 kilometers southwest of Chesterfield Inlet. Meliadine Mine brings significant economic and social benefits to the region, including employment, education, training, community programs and more. Meliadine Mine was first approved in 2015 following a rigorous analysis of the mines effects and benefits. Some updates to Meliadine Mine were approved in 2019 and 2022.Agnico Eagle is seeking approval from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) for the proposed Meliadine Extension. The Meliadine Extension includes a new windfarm that would help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The windfarm will provide power to the mine and would include up to 11 turbines that would help reduce diesel use and greenhouse gas emissions. We considered archaeological sites, cabins, wildlife, vegetation, and access for construction. As an option for the future, we are also seeking approval to store tailings in open pits that we no longer use so that we can limit our footprint. Right now, Agnico Eagle removes water from tailings and stores the dry tailings at a tailings storage facility. We store waste rock at a waste rock storage facility. Storing tailings and waste rock in exhausted pits would reduce freshwater use and re-use spaces instead of impacting new ones. The proposed Meliadine Extension would allow us to mine underground in areas (F Zone, Pump, Discovery) where we had only planned and were approved to mine using open pits. The Meliadine Extension also includes improved access via the Tiriganiaq-Wolf portal to an underground mine that was already approved (Tiriganiaq). The Meliadine Extension also includes infrastructure to support the Tiriganiaq-Wolf portal. Finally, as an option, Agnico Eagle is seeking approval for an on-site airstrip. We do not plan to build the airstrip any time soon. However, we are seeking approval for it now so that we can build it quickly if we need to in the future. If we build it, the on-site airstrip would reduce traffic and dust on the Meliadine Road, increase flexibility during caribou migration, and provide partnership opportunities for local businesses during construction and operations. These changes would make the mine more efficient, allowing us to contribute more to the region for a longer time. The Meliadine Extension would allow us to keep the mine open up to 11 extra years until 2043. That means training, jobs, business partnerships, community programs, royalties and tax revenue would benefit the region well into the future.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • NIRB Received Ministers decision re Final Hearing Report 2024-02-14
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-12-20
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-11-24
  • NIRB Ltr to Minister(s) re Final Hearing Report 2023-11-17
  • NIRB Ltr to Minister(s) re Final Hearing Report 2023-11-17
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Final Hearing Transcripts 2023-10-19
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-10-03
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-09-15
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-09-14
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-09-13
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Final Hearing Presentations 2023-09-07
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-09-06
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-09-05
  • NIRB Ltr to Dist re Draft Hearing Agenda 2023-09-01
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Final Hearing Presentations 2023-09-01
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Comments on Draft Hearing Agenda 2023-08-31
  • NIRB Ltr to Mayor re Opening Remarks 2023-08-29
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Comments on Draft Hearing Agenda 2023-08-21
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re proponent response to final written submissions 2023-08-10
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re receipt of final written submissions 2023-08-02
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent opportunity to respond to final written submission 2023-07-28
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re receipt of final written submissions 2023-07-28
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-07-21
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-07-18
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Applications for Intervenor status 2023-07-06
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-06-09
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-05-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-05-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-05-23
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re Community Information summary report 2023-05-18
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2023-04-14
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-04-12
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-04-03
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-04-03
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re Community Information summary report 2023-03-31
  • Technical advisor assigned 2023-03-30
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-03-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-03-23
  • NIRB issues notice of community information sessions 2023-03-08
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-03-01
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-02-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-02-23
  • NIRB issues notice of community information sessions 2023-02-17
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-02-10
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-02-10
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-02-02
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-01-27
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-01-25
  • Send Notification to Parties 2023-01-05
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-12-22
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-12-22
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re Community Information summary report 2022-12-21
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-12-21
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-12-09
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-12-01
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-22
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-22
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-21
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-18
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-17
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-14
  • NIRB Ltr to Mayor re Opening Remarks 2022-11-14
  • NIRB Ltr to Mayor re Opening Remarks 2022-11-08
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-11-08
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2022-10-25
  • Technical advisor assigned 2022-10-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-10-21
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-10-17
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re Community Representatives for Community Roundtable at Public Hearing 2022-10-17
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2022-10-17
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2022-10-03
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-09-23
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent and Parties re IRs requiring a response 2022-09-23
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re submission of Information Requests 2022-09-07
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re submission of Information Requests 2022-09-07
  • NIRB issues notice of community information sessions 2022-08-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-08-22
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent re FEIS Compliance Determination 2022-08-05
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent re FEIS Compliance Determination 2022-08-05
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-08-03
  • NIRB issues notice of receipt of final EIS submission 2022-07-27
  • Guidelines: NIRB issues guidelines to proponent 2022-07-15
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-07-08
  • Send Notification to Parties 2022-07-05
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent re reconsideration of Project Certificate 2022-06-22
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re comments received 2022-06-08
  • NIRB Ltr to parties requesting comment on potential project certification reconsideration 2022-05-24
  • Started project monitoring 2022-05-24
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