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GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Detour Lake receives federal environmental okay

ONTARIO - The federal Minister of Environment has approved the environmental assessment plans for the Detour Lake project owned by Detour Gold of Toronto. The US$992-million open pit gold mine and mill will have a production rate of...



ONTARIO – The federal Minister of Environment has approved the environmental assessment plans for the Detour Lake project owned by Detour Gold of Toronto. The US$992-million open pit gold mine and mill will have a production rate of approximately 650,000 oz/year. It is located 185 km northeast of Cochrane at the site of a former mine that produced 1.8 million oz of gold from 1983 to 1999.

The ministry has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with the implementation of the mitigation measures outlined in the corporate social responsibility (CSR). Permits from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada will follow.

Find a gallery of photos from the construction of the Detour Lake mine at www.DetourGold.com.