Wasamac Gold Mine Project

Agnico Eagle 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 (2020 to January 21, 2021) and then Yamana Gold Inc. (January 21, 2023 - March 31, 2023).



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Latest update

November 19, 2021 — The participant funding application period is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is reviewing the applications to determine funding allocations.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
79 Notice of Commencement - March 26, 2021
78 Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (3 MB) March 26, 2021
77 Permitting Plan PDF (744 KB) March 26, 2021
76 Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan PDF (946 KB) March 26, 2021
75 Cooperation Plan PDF (320 KB) March 26, 2021
74 Public Participation Plan PDF (620 KB) March 26, 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


Wasamac Gold Mine Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550, Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-254-2435
Email: wasamac@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Wasamac (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Agnico Eagle
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact Assessment by the Agency
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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