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Musselwhite Mine

Jun 1, 2020
Musselwhite is a fly-in, fly-out operation located approximately 500 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, Canada.
Musselwhite’s ore is mined from two main zones below Lake Opapimiskan. Ore is processed onsite using a circuit that includes crushing, grinding, leaching by cyanidation, carbon in pulp recovery and electrowinning. Gold recoveries are 96%.
In 2016, work began on a $90-million materials handling project to improve the movement of ore to the mill.
Operation Facts
Location: Opapamiskan Lake, Ontario
Ownership: 100%
Type of Mine: Underground
Processing Method: Carbon in pulp recovery, cyanide certified
Annual Gold Production*: 3 attributable Koz
Health & Safety
Musselwhite is in a remote location, so a trained and effective team is critical for ensuring worker safety. The operation has successfully integrated a team of mining contractors into its safety culture.
Musselwhite has a formal agreement with First Nation communities and councils in the vicinity of the mine: North Caribou Lake First Nation, Cat Lake First Nation, Kingfisher Lake First Nation, Wunnumin Lake First Nation, Shibogama First Nations Council, Windigo First Nations Council. In addition to revenue sharing, the agreement includes targets for employment, training and business development opportunities.
Musselwhite has an additional cooperation agreement with Mishkeegogamang First Nation.
Musselwhite’s ore body is under Opapimiskan Lake, so it has a comprehensive water management plan that emphasizes water recycling. Our team works closely with First Nations and their consultants to monitor the waterways beside and downstream the mine, a collaboration that’s been mutually beneficial.
Musselwhite Contact
t: (807) 928-2200
f: (807) 928-2067
Box 7500 Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6S8


Source: https://www.newmont.com/operations-and-projects/global-presence/north-america/musselwhite-canada/default.aspx

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