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LaRonde mine

LaRonde Mine
Location
LaRonde Mine is located in Canada
LaRonde Mine
LaRonde Mine
Location in Canada
ProvinceQuebec
CountryCanada
Coordinates48°14′54.3″N 78°26′30.01″W / 48.248417°N 78.4416694°W / 48.248417; -78.4416694 (LaRonde mine)
Production
Products
History
Opened1988
Owner
Company
WebsiteLaRonde Complex

The LaRonde Mine is a gold mine in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region 62 kilometres (39 mi) west of Val-d'Or in Quebec, Canada.

LaRonde began commercial mining operations in 1988.[1] The LaRonde mining complex has 3.8 million ounces of gold in provable and probable reserves.[1] Previous operations at the LaRonde complex used open-pit mining methods. Presently, operations are primarily underground. The mine's Penna shaft, also known as shaft 3, is believed to be the deepest single lift shaft in the Western Hemisphere, descending more than three kilometres (or 9800ft) below the surface. It is expected that the mine will continue operations until 2032 and currently employs 1,042 workers.[2][3][4]

LaRonde Zone 5 mine

The LaRonde Zone 5 mine (LZ5) was acquired by the company in 2003 and began commercial operation in June 2018 after approval for development in February 2017. The LZ5 mine was integrated into the LaRonde Complex in 2020. Agnico Eagle reports that LZ5 has provable and probable reserves of 852,000 ounces of gold.[1]

The project primarily consists of gold-copper and zinc-silver mineralization.[1]

Dry stack tailings facilities were commissioned in 2022, aligning with sustainability objectives. The planned idling of the LZ5 processing facility in late 2023 aims to optimize capacity within the LaRonde complex.[1]

Production

The operation currently produces roughly 380,000 ounces of gold per year equating to 7,000-tonnes per day being processed.[1]

The facility also treats concentrate pulp from the Goldex mill.[1]

Agnico Eagle plans on an addition $12 million exploration project.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Agnico Eagle Mines Limited - Operations - Operations - LaRonde Complex, retrieved 5 July 2021
  2. ^ "Operating Mines". Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. ^ Major Mines & Projects - LaRonde Mine, retrieved 5 July 2021
  4. ^ "Agnico Eagle Mines Limited - Operations - Operations - LaRonde Complex". www.agnicoeagle.com. Retrieved 2023-02-16.


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