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Public Notice
Springpole Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

March 6, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Springpole Gold Project, located northeast of Red Lake, Ontario.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by March 26, 2018 to:

Springpole Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 York Street, 6th floor
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Email: CEAA.Springpole.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80149). Copies of the summary of the project description are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Red Lake Public Library
    117 Howey Street
    Red Lake, Ontario
  • Sioux Lookout Public Library
    21 Fifth Avenue
    Sioux Lookout, Ontario

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

The Proposed Project

First Mining Gold is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit gold/silver mine and on-site metal mill, located approximately 110 kilometres northeast of Red Lake, Ontario. As proposed, the Springpole Gold Project would have an ore production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day over an 11-year mine life. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 44,000 tonnes per day and would operate for 13 years.

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