Victoria Achieves Commercial Production at Eagle Gold Mine in Yukon
Mining commenced in Q2 2019 in the Eagle pit to provide waste rock for construction and allow for access roads to be built. Leachate processing also commenced in Q3 2019. The Eagle mine operates as an open-pit, truck-shovel operation, using a fleet of 22-m3 front shovels, 12-m3 front-end loaders and 136-metric ton (mt) haul trucks. Prior to COVID-19, the mine was expecting to produce a total of 149 million mt of heap leach feed.
The company continues to follow strict COVID-19 protocols at the Eagle mine site as well as across the company’s work locations. Yukon is currently in Phase 2 of lifting restrictions. Personnel from Yukon and British Columbia are no longer required to self-isolate prior to coming to site, however, all workers from outside the Canadian territories and British Columbia will self-isolate in Whitehorse for 14 days prior to traveling to site. The Eagle mine site continues to operate on a four week in/four week out schedule rather than the normal pre-COVID-19 two week in/two week out schedule.