Spanish Mountain Gold Project

Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Spanish Mountain Gold Project, an open-pit gold mine located in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia, approximately 70 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake. The project would produce up to 20,000 tonnes of ore per day and operate for 14 years. The project would include an open mine pit, waste rock storage facilities, a rock processing plant, an overland conveyor, water treatment facilities, and an electrical transmission line.

Latest update

August 15, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has suspended the timeline for the impact assessment at the request of the proponent.


June 23, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued the Joint Summary of Issues and Engagement document to the proponent on June 23, 2022, for the preparation of the Detailed Project Description, which will include a response to the issues raised.

At a glance

1. Planning

Time limit suspension

The time limit for the impact assessment process was suspended on August 10, 2022 at the request of the proponent and the number of days will not advance.

1. Planning

In progress 138/180 days

Key documents

Comment periods

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

Not started 0/1095 days
3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started



Spanish Mountain Gold Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Suite 210A - 757 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3M2
Telephone: 604-666-2431

  • Location

    • 70 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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