Cochrane Hill Gold Project

Atlantic Mining NS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of St Barbara Limited, 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 29, 2022 — The environmental assessment of the Cochrane Hill Gold Project has terminated. The proponent has not provided the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada with the required information or studies within the legislated time limit.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
35 Notice of Termination - August 29, 2022
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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  • Location

    • 145 kilometres northeast of Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Atlantic Mining NS Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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