Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key changes to the Lynn Lake Gold Project described in the Feasibility Study Update released in August 2023?

The 2023 Study was completed to reflect the current costing environment, as well as a significant amount of additional engineering, on-site geotechnical investigation work, and requirements outlined during the permitting process with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) grated in March 2023. Key changes include:

  1. Higher production, with average annual gold production of 176,000 ounces over the Project’s initial 10 years, representing a 23% increase from the 2017 Study
  2. Lower costs, with the average mine-site all-in sustaining costs decreasing 6% from the 2017 Study over the initial 10-years
  3. Larger, longer-life operation with a 44% larger Mineral Reserve compared to the 2017 Study, with further exploration upside potential
  4. Project de-risked given the advanced level of engineering, additional geotechnical work, and EIS approval
  5. Lower greenhouse gas emissions intensity, reducing 18% per ounce from the 2017 study reflecting the incorporation of electric shovels and drills at MacLellan, and productivity improvements with the larger operation

When will construction begin at the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Construction will begin following the receipt of relevant permits and licences from the province of Manitoba and Federal Government, and approval from the Alamos Gold Board of Directors. Key milestones achieved to-date include the positive Decision Statement from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Environment Act Licences from the Province of Manitoba in March 2023.

What is the estimated mine life?

We estimate a two-year construction period and a 17-year operational period, followed by several years to complete closure and reclamation activities. The updated Feasibility Study mine plan indicates two years of pre-production and 11 years of mining at the MacLellan mine. The Gordon mine schedule has one year of pre-production followed by five years of mining. Ore is stockpiled during the pre-production years, and stockpiled material is processed for six years after mining stops.

How many people will be employed by the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

We expect to create approximately 500 construction-related jobs during development, 400 jobs during mine operations, and an annual 90 FTE workforce during decommissioning and closure.

Where will the Lynn Lake Gold Project hire its employees and contractors?

As a preference we hire employees and contractors locally, regionally and then nationally. Our priority is to hire locally, including from local Indigenous Nations.

What economic benefit is there for Manitoba and the Northern Region from the Lynn Lake Gold Project

Based on the Project’s 2021 Economic Impact Assessment as prepared by PwC, in total over the life-of-mine, the economic impact of the Lynn Lake Gold Project would be C$965 million in GDP. Overall, 69% of the total GDP impact – C$663.8 million – will take place in the Northern Region of Manitoba. However, based on the Project’s Feasibility Study Update, we anticipate the economic benefit to be substantially greater given the larger, longer-life operation. For further details, see the Project Economic Impact Assessment.

How is Alamos Gold planning to manage and mitigate the environmental impacts of the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Alamos Gold with Stantec Consulting Ltd. conducted a comprehensive environmental impact assessment of the Lynn Lake Gold Project (CEAA 2012), to assess if there are any significant residual impacts by the Project. The assessment focused on elements (“Valued Components”) that could be affected by the Project and are of importance to our stakeholders:

  1. Atmospheric Environment
  2. Noise and Vibration
  3. Groundwater
  4. Surface Water
  5. Fish and Fish Habitat
  6. Vegetation and Wetlands
  7. Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat
  8. Labour and Economy
  9. Community Services, Infrastructure and Wellbeing
  10. Land and Resource Use
  11. Heritage Resources
  12. Current Use of Lands and Resources for Traditional Purposes
  13. Human Health
  14. Indigenous Peoples

Section 5.0 of the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement provides a summary of the effects assessment and the proposed mitigation measures we have identified to avoid or reduce Project-related effects for each of the aspects above.

Is there an independent environmental monitoring committee for the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Yes, a key condition of the Federal Government’s Decision Statement was that Alamos Gold establish an Environmental Advisory Committee for the Lynn Lake Gold Project. Our inaugural meeting occurred in October 2023 and included representatives from Indigenous Nations engaged on the Project. In total, thirteen Indigenous Nations were invited to participate on the Environmental Advisory Committee, and it serves as one of the multiple engagement avenues between the Project and surrounding Nations. The Environmental Advisory Committee will provide advice and facilitate the participation of interested Indigenous Nations in environmental aspects of ongoing Project activities, including development and implementation of the follow-up and monitoring plans and the Closure Plan, as well as selection of monitoring locations.

How do I apply for a job at the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Please visit the Careers section of the site.

How do I become a potential supplier to the Lynn Lake Gold Project?

Please complete the Supplier Registration Form.

Can I contact the Lynn Lake Gold Project regarding questions, feedback or general inquiries?

Yes, you can contact the Lynn Lake Gold Project directly via phone or e-mail. Please see the Contact section of the website for more details.

If you have a specific inquiry, comment, concern or complaint, you can also complete the Community Feedback Form and a representative from the Lynn Lake Gold Project will be in contact.