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Cochrane Hill Gold Project

Atlantic Mining NS Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Gold Corporation, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and reclamation of an open-pit gold mine located within Guysborough County, approximately 145 kilometres northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. As proposed, the Cochrane Hill Gold Project would include one open pit, material storage, site infrastructure, crusher and concentrator facilities, an above-ground tailings management facility, mine site haul roads, and access roads.

Latest update

August 3, 2019 - The participant funding application period is closed. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is reviewing the applications to determine funding allocations.

January 4, 2019 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued the final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on January 4, 2019 for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.1 MB) January 4, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - November 23, 2018
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - November 23, 2018
2 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.4 MB) September 28, 2018

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  • Cochrane Hill Gold Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 200-1801 Hollis Street
  • Halifax, NS, B3J 3N4
  • Telephone: 902-426-0564
  • Email:

  • Location

    • 145 kilometres northeast of Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Atlantic Mining NS Corp
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

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