Newmont Goldcorp has launched the Borden gold project in Ontario, Canada, which is being described as the region’s ‘mine of the future.’
The operation features state-of-the-art health and safety controls, digital mining technologies and processes and low-carbon energy vehicles, which Newmont Goldcorp has produced in partnership with local communities.
Newmont Goldcorp president Tom Palmer said the innovation at Borden would provide environmental and financial benefits to the company and surrounding communities.
“Borden opens a new gold mining district in Ontario and profitably extends operations at the Porcupine complex near Timmins,” he said.
“Borden’s electric underground fleet will eliminate diesel particulate matter from the underground environment and lower greenhouse gas emissions. This will help reduce energy costs, protect employee health and minimise impacts to the environment.”
Newmont Goldcorp will process ore from Borden at the existing mill at the Porcupine operation in Timmins, located 180 kilometres east.
The Borden project is fully permitted for operation and partnership agreements have been signed with local first nations.
Borden’s 1000 square kilometre land package also has exploration opportunities given the deposit remains open at depth, according to Newmont Goldcorp.
The Canadian and Ontario governments have supported Borden’s contribution to sustainable mining by each granting $C5 million ($5.6 million) towards the electrification of the mine.