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Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project

Description

This is to advise that on March 16, 2021 Atlantic Mining NS Inc registered the Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

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 approximately 95 kilometres northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. As proposed, the Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project would include open pits, stockpiles, materials storage, crushing and concentrator facilities, water management and treatment infrastructure, mine haul roads, and an above-ground tailings management facility. Ore would be crushed and concentrated on site to produce a gold concentrate that would be hauled to Touquoy Mine for final processing, a distance of 76 kilometres on existing public roads. The mine would operate at a rate of approximately 2 million tonnes of gold-bearing ore per year and have a lifespan of six years.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) and the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) have established an agreement for a joint environmental assessment of the proposed Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project.

More information can be found on the IAAC project website at: https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/proj/80152

Next Steps

Following a technical and public review, information requests will be provided to the proponent. The proponent will then submit the information requested to both IAAC and ECC for further review.

Project Documents

Registration Document

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration will be accepted until April 30, 2021.

Comments online

Comments can be submitted via our online consultation form.

In writing

The public is invited to submit written comments to:

Environmental Assessment Branch
Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change
P.O. Box 442
Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8

Or, contact the department:

Fax: (902) 424-0503
E-mail: EA@gov.ns.ca

All comments received from the public consultation will be posted on the department’s website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information will be removed before being placed on the website. By submitting your comments, you are consenting to the posting of your comments on the department’s website.