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Agnico Eagle green lights construction of 2 new Nunavut gold mines – CBC

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.

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