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Wasamac Gold Mine Project

Yamaha Gold is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an underground gold mine located in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, approximately 15 kilometres from downtown Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. As proposed, the Wasamac Gold Mine Project would have a mine life of 11 years and an ore production capacity of 6053 tonnes per day. The project would include the operation of an underground mine, the construction of an ore processing plant and related infrastructure, and the development of underground infrastructure for ore and waste rock transportation as well as waste rock, tailings and overburden accumulation areas.


Please note that the proponent for this project was previously Monarch Gold Corporation.



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Latest update

February 8, 2021 — The public comment period on the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the draft Public Participation Plan is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is considering comments received to inform the preparation of the final guidelines and plans that will be issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
42 Draft Indigenous Engagement and Participation Plan PDF (753 KB) January 8, 2021
41 Draft Permitting Plan PDF (605 KB) January 8, 2021
40 Draft Public Participation Plan PDF (551 KB) January 8, 2021
39 Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (2.1 MB) January 7, 2021
38 Notice of Impact Assessment Decision with Reasons - November 26, 2020
37 Description détaillée d'un projet désigné (French Only) PDF (18.3 MB) November 16, 2020
36 Summary of the Detailed Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (7.4 MB) November 16, 2020
24 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - September 15, 2020
20 Summary of Issues PDF (605 KB) September 4, 2020
3 Summary of an Initial Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (6.3 MB) July 27, 2020

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Wasamac Gold Mine Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550, Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-254-2435

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