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Proposed Ajax Mine

Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Ajax Mine Project
KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. (the proponent) is proposing to develop the Ajax Mine Project (the proposed Project), a copper-gold mine located partially within the city of Kamloops, British Columbia (B.C.). The proposed Project has an expected mine life of 23 years with a production capacity of approximately 60,000 tonnes of mineral ore per day.
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The proposed Project is subject to review under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Act and is undergoing a cooperative environmental assessment process. Please visit the BC Ministry of Environment website for a project description for the proposed Ajax mine.
» See Project Description

Environmental Assessment Process

The Environmental Assessment Process for the proposed Ajax mine is currently underway. The project is currently in the "Application Information Requirements and Application Preparation" sections of the process.

Flow chart
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City's Letters of Inquiry

On July 11, 2011, the City of Kamloops submitted a letter to the Environmental Assessment Office. The letter contained a number of questions related to the proposed project. The City has received a response letter from KGHM. In addition, the City has previously written and received a number of letters which are provided below.

» 2011 07 11 - Initial Letter of Inquiry
» 2012 03 26 - Letter to BC Environmental Assessment Office
» 2012 04 27 - Submission of Public Comments
» 2013 04 13 - KGHM Letter of Response to Mayor/Council
» 2013 05 21 - Golder Associates Comments Exclusion/Inclusion of Air-blast
» 2013 05 31 - Letter to KGHM Request for Vibration Information
» 2013 07 03 - KGHM Response for Vibration Request
» 2013 09 06 - Golder Associates Opinion - Relevance of Air-blast
» 2014 12 22 - Letter to Environmental Assessment Office - Review of Draft Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

Former Afton Site Map

The site location of the proposed Ajax mine was formerly mined by Afton. The following figure compares the size of the former pit and associated tailings/stockpiles with the newly proposed pit and associated stockpiles and tailings facility.

Former Mine Site Map
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