Musselwhite is a fly-in, fly-out operation located approximately 500 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, Canada.
Musselwhite’s ore is mined from two main zones below Lake Opapimiskan. Ore is processed onsite using a circuit that includes crushing, grinding, leaching by cyanidation, carbon in pulp recovery and electrowinning. Gold recoveries are 96%.
In 2016, work began on a $90-million materials handling project to improve the movement of ore to the mill.
Musselwhite’s ore body is under Opapimiskan Lake, so it has a comprehensive water management plan that emphasizes water recycling. Our team works closely with First Nations and their consultants to monitor the waterways beside and downstream the mine, a collaboration that’s been mutually beneficial.