Valentine Gold Project

Marathon Gold Corporation is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and reclamation of an open-pit gold mine located at Valentine Lake, approximately 55 kilometres southwest of Millertown in Newfoundland and Labrador. As proposed, the Valentine Gold Project would include two open pits, disposal piles, crushing and stockpiling areas, site infrastructure, a tailings management facility, and mine site haul and access roads. Production capacity is estimated at 18,000 tonnes per day of high- and low-grade ore, with an operation life of 13 years.


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Latest update

June 25, 2022 — The public comment period on the draft Impact Assessment Report and proposed conditions for the project has closed on June 24, 2022, at midnight EDT (1:30 a.m. NDT). The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is considering comments received in order to finalize the Impact Assessment Report that will be submitted to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Based on the final Impact Assessment Report, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will issue to the proponent an impact assessment Decision Statement with reasons and enforceable conditions, should the project be allowed to proceed.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
68 Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions - May 25, 2022
67 Potential Environmental Assessment Conditions PDF (596 KB) May 25, 2022
66 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (7.7 MB) May 25, 2022
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.3 MB) July 17, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - May 31, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - May 31, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (10.1 MB) April 5, 2019

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Valentine Gold Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
301-10 Barters Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-725-2725

  • Location

    • Valentine Lake (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Marathon Gold Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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