Meadowbank Gold Mine

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Meadowbank Gold Mine
Meadowbank Gold Mine is located in Canada
Meadowbank Gold Mine
Meadowbank Gold Mine
Territory Nunavut
Country Canada
Coordinates 65°01′07″N 096°04′26″W / 65.01861°N 96.07389°W / 65.01861; -96.07389Coordinates: 65°01′07″N 096°04′26″W / 65.01861°N 96.07389°W / 65.01861; -96.07389
Opened 2010 (2010)
Closed 2017 (estimated)[1]
Company Agnico-Eagle Mines

The Meadowbank Gold Mine is an open pit gold mine operated by Agnico-Eagle Mines in the Kivalliq district of Nunavut, Canada.


Discoveries of gold-containing Archean greenstone in the Baker Lake region were made in the 1980s. Asamera Minerals and Complex set out as partners in the project. The Third Portage deposit was discovered in 1987; this was followed by the discovery of the Goose Island deposit, and the North Portage deposit. Cumberland completed their acquisition of Complex's share in the discovery in 1997 taking sole ownership of the project. Since then three further discoveries have been made including the Vault deposit (October 2000), the PDF deposit (October 2002) and the Cannu zone (September 2005).

The entire area has probable gold reserves of 3.5 million ounces (29.3 million tonnes of ore at 3.7 grams per tonne)[2] and is open on strike and at depth.[citation needed]


Construction of the mine was completed and the mine was opened in June 2010.[3]

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  1. ^ "Meadowbank mine to hire wranglers for its workers". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. April 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Impact and benefit agreement not enough for us, Baker Lake says". Nunatsiaq News. July 1, 2005. 
  3. ^ Marilyn Scales (June 23, 2010). "PERSPECTIVE: Meadowbank gold mine opens in style". Canadian Mining Journal. 

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