New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project

Fish Lake (British Columbia)

Reference number: 63928
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Taseko Mines Limited
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2011-11-07
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Review Panel
Referred to Review Panel: 2011-11-07
Status: Environmental assessment completed

Latest Update

February 26, 2014 - The Minister of the Environment issued the environmental assessment decision statement.

About the Proposal

The Project consists of an open pit mine development and a 70,000 tonne per day concentrator facility with an average annual production of 108 million pounds of copper and 247 thousand ounces of gold production over a 20 year mine life. The project mine site, which includes the open pit, concentrator facility, support infrastructure, and associated tailings and waste rock areas, is approximately 125 km southwest of Williams Lake, British Columbia. The Project also includes an approximately 125 km long power transmission line corridor, an existing concentrate load-out facility at Macalister, BC, and existing access from Williams Lake with construction of 2.8 km of new mine road.


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  • News Releases (10)
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  • Comments Received/Responses (507)
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  • Hearing Documents (525)
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  • Panel Records (103)
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Note:Documents from the previous environmental assessment of the Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project are available under reference number 44811. These documents will also be used to the extent possible in the conduct of the current assessment.

This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the Government of British Columbia.

For questions or information, please contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
22nd Floor, Place Bell
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
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