Malartic Extension Project
The Malartic Extension Project has two components – deviating a stretch of Road 117 and extending the Canadian Malartic pit – and each has its environmental impact assessment and examination procedure. Canadian Malartic Mine filed its Malartic Extension Project Environmental Impact Assessment with the Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change (MDDELCC) on February 13, 2015.
Description of the Deviation
Operations in the Canadian Malartic pit, and more specifically those in the Barnat sector, require that a stretch of Road 117 – most of it situated on the projected pit’s future footprint –be relocated.
The Québec Ministry of Transportation (MTQ) and the Town of Malartic have been working since 2009 to design a road layout that favourably addresses their respective concerns. In addition, residents, business owners and socio-economic players in Malartic have been surveyed on this issue a few times since the assessments began. Respondents’ comments confirm that a significant proportion of them are in favour of deviating Road 117 rather than completely bypassing it from the Town of Malartic. The selected layout’s length is assessed at 4 km and adds only 365 metres to the initial layout. The deviation’s layout requires a $50-M investment that will be made entirely by Canadian Malartic Partnership.
Description of the Canadian Malartic Extension
The Barnat and Jeffrey deposits, located to the northeast and east of Canadian Malartic’s current open-pit mine, respectively, can be mined in an economically viable manner and are the reason for the current Project.
After mining activities have ceased, the projected Canadian Malartic pit will run mainly along a west-east axis. It will be approximately 3,750 m long and no wider than about 900 m. Average depth will be 410 m. Since an operating pit is going to be extended, development of the Barnat gold deposit will follow the same operational phases and have the same features as the original mining project. There is no plan for a major change in mining techniques, nor is there a plan to change the equipment or the ore processing plant’s capacity.
The Jeffrey pit will also be operated as an open-pit mine. It will be 525 m long and 309 m wide. It is expected to be mined in 2017 and 2018, and backfilled with waste rock in 2019.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Public Meeting, Malartic – December 11, 2013
Calendrier provisoire - Projet Extension Malartic
Questions on the Malartic Extension Project
Have questions on the Extension and Road 117 Deviation Project? Send them to email@example.com. We will answer questions based on how many are received and by the latest when the Bureau des Audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) begins its process. Where possible, we will act quickly to provide answers sooner.
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