Lupin Mine

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Lupin Mine
Lupin 1997.jpg
Location
Lupin Mine is located in Nunavut
Lupin Mine
Lupin Mine
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Location in Canada
Territory Nunavut
Country Canada
Coordinates 65°45′N 111°15′W / 65.750°N 111.250°W / 65.750; -111.250Coordinates: 65°45′N 111°15′W / 65.750°N 111.250°W / 65.750; -111.250
History
Opened 1982

Lupin Mine was a gold mine in Nunavut Territory, Canada. It opened in 1982 and was originally owned and operated by Echo Bay Mines Limited,[1] who in 2003 became a fully owned subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation.[citation needed]

The mine ceased production briefly in August 2003, but was restarted in early 2004 to recover old stope pillars with a reduced crew.[citation needed] The mine closed again in February 2005 and, in 2006, the assets were sold to Wolfden Resources Limited (later MMG, Ltd.) and subsequently to Elgin Mining, Inc. of Canada in July 2011.[2] Elgin states that the mine is currently on care and maintenance due to the low price of gold, and that The mill and all associated infrastructure was properly decommissioned and are in good condition for re-commencement of operations should market conditions prove favorable.[2] During the winter, the mine is served by the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lupin Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex −5.5 −5.4 0.3 5.0 17.5 28.1 35.3 30.8 21.7 15.5 0.0 −4.5 35.3
Record high °C (°F) −5.0
(23)
−5.0
(23)
0.5
(32.9)
6.0
(42.8)
17.5
(63.5)
27.5
(81.5)
31.0
(87.8)
27.5
(81.5)
21.0
(69.8)
13.0
(55.4)
0.0
(32)
−4.5
(23.9)
31.0
(87.8)
Average high °C (°F) −26.3
(−15.3)
−24.9
(−12.8)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−11.5
(11.3)
−2.1
(28.2)
10.8
(51.4)
16.3
(61.3)
12.6
(54.7)
4.8
(40.6)
−5.8
(21.6)
−16.9
(1.6)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−7.2
(19)
Daily mean °C (°F) −29.9
(−21.8)
−28.5
(−19.3)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−15.8
(3.6)
−5.9
(21.4)
6.4
(43.5)
11.5
(52.7)
8.8
(47.8)
2.1
(35.8)
−8.4
(16.9)
−20.4
(−4.7)
−26.2
(−15.2)
−10.9
(12.4)
Average low °C (°F) −33.4
(−28.1)
−32.1
(−25.8)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−9.6
(14.7)
1.9
(35.4)
6.7
(44.1)
5.0
(41)
−0.6
(30.9)
−10.9
(12.4)
−23.9
(−11)
−29.7
(−21.5)
−14.6
(5.7)
Record low °C (°F) −49.0
(−56.2)
−46.0
(−50.8)
−44.0
(−47.2)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−29.5
(−21.1)
−9.0
(15.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
−13.5
(7.7)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−40.5
(−40.9)
−42.0
(−43.6)
−49.0
(−56.2)
Wind chill −62.5 −63.3 −67.4 −51.8 −35.9 −17.8 −6.4 −12.4 −22.4 −40.7 −56.9 −60.8 −67.4
Precipitation mm (inches) 9.4
(0.37)
7.8
(0.307)
12.2
(0.48)
14.6
(0.575)
17.8
(0.701)
30.4
(1.197)
41.5
(1.634)
62.5
(2.461)
42.6
(1.677)
28.7
(1.13)
17.4
(0.685)
13.7
(0.539)
298.5
(11.752)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(0.016)
5.3
(0.209)
26.8
(1.055)
41.1
(1.618)
59.8
(2.354)
25.5
(1.004)
1.6
(0.063)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
160.5
(6.319)
Snowfall cm (inches) 9.4
(3.7)
7.8
(3.07)
12.2
(4.8)
14.3
(5.63)
12.5
(4.92)
3.6
(1.42)
0.4
(0.16)
2.6
(1.02)
17.1
(6.73)
27.1
(10.67)
17.4
(6.85)
13.7
(5.39)
138.0
(54.33)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 9.0 8.6 9.7 10.1 9.1 9.2 12.2 16.4 15.4 17.5 13.8 10.9 141.9
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 7.6 12.2 15.6 9.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 48.0
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 9.0 8.6 9.7 10.1 7.4 2.4 0.4 1.8 8.2 16.9 13.8 10.9 99.2
 % humidity 76.4 76.9 78.1 81.7 82.1 61.7 56.2 65.0 76.6 86.4 81.2 78.0 75.0
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Echo Bay Mines Ltd". Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b Elgin Mining, Inc. - Official website - Lupin Gold Project
  3. ^ "Lupin A" (CSV (4222 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 23026HN. Retrieved 2013-11-27.