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Blackwater Gold Mine

Federal Review Status:
Active/In Progress

New Gold Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of an open pit gold and silver mine located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. As proposed, the project would produce 60,000 tonnes per day of gold and silver ore, over a mine life of 17 years. The proposal consists of an open pit, an ore processing plant, tailings storage facility, waste rock dumps, water management facilities, 140 km transmission line, access roads, water supply pipeline, air-strip and ancillary infrastructure.

Minerals and Metals

100 km south of Vanderhoof, in central British Columbia

New Gold Inc.

MPMO Officer:
Sabrina Lachance
Policy Analyst
Major Projects Management Office
580 Booth Street, 12th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0E4
Telephone Number: 343-292-7375


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