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Kemess Underground Project

AuRico Metals Inc. proposes to construct and operate the Kemess Underground Project, an underground gold-copper mine located approximately 250 kilometres north of Smithers and 430 kilometres northwest of Prince George, British Columbia. As proposed, the project is anticipated to have an ore production capacity of approximately 24,650 tonnes per day (105,000 ounces of gold and 44 million pounds of copper per year) using underground block caving methods, over a predicted 13-year mine life.


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Latest update

January 26, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued an amended Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to the proponent. The Analysis Report describes the amendments made to the Decision Statement.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
31 Amended Decision Statement PDF (852 KB) January 26, 2021
25 Draft Analysis of AuRico Metals Inc.'s Proposed Changes to the Kemess Underground Project (August 2020) PDF (1018 KB) August 17, 2020
24 Draft Amended Decision Statement PDF (838 KB) August 17, 2020

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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Email: iaac.compliance-conformite.aeic@canada.ca

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0862
Email: iaac.information.aeic@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Smithers (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2014-04-08
  • Proponent

    AuRico Metals Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by substitution under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

    80063
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