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Company expects to hire 1,000 employees, 300 of them Inuit, to run Meliadine mine near Rankin Inlet
Feb 17, 2017
Agnico Eagle’s board of directors has given the go-ahead for construction of the Meliadine and Amaruq gold mines in Nunavut.
The company says it expects to invest $1.2 billion in the new mine sites.
The Meliadine mine is located 25 km north of Rankin Inlet. Amaruq is a satellite deposit of the existing Meadowbank mine 110 km north of Baker Lake.
Meliadine has been approved by the Nunavut Impact Review Board. Permitting is still pending for Amaruq.