Our Atlantic Operations
Our Atlantic Operations in Nova Scotia, Canada consists of our open pit Touquoy mine, along with three additional planned projects nearby at Beaver Dam, Fifteen Mile Stream and Cochrane Hill. Collectively, the operations and projects have an estimated mine life to 2030, with strong exploration potential in the region.
Touquoy open pit mine and surrounds
Our Atlantic Operations are located approximately 80 kilometres north-east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mining of the current open pit commenced in Touquoy in 2017, with commercial production beginning in March 2018, exceeding all expectations and production guidance in its first year. The processing plant at Touquoy is a conventional Carbon in Leach (CIL) circuit with a nominal capacity of 2 million tonnes per year.
Further to the currently operational open pit, there is planned expansion of three additional projects nearby at Beaver Dam, Fifteen Mile Stream and Cochrane Hill, with a combined estimated mine life for the operation to 2030. In addition to developing our existing project pipeline, we are exploring in the Moose River Corridor and elsewhere in Nova Scotia.
As at 31 December 2021, our Atlantic Operations had a combined estimated 1.6 million ounces of gold in reserves at a grade of 1.0 grams per tonne. For full details, refer to the compliance documents at https://stbarbara.com.au/exploration/
Opportunities for Nova Scotia
Our Atlantic Operations provides prosperity and opportunity for families and the community living in rural Nova Scotia. Halifax, the provincial capital, has a population of more than 400,000 and is a significant industrial centre. Nova Scotia’s primary industries include fishing, forestry, energy and tourism.