All-electric Borden Mine almost ready to open
From a public lookout of the open pit to the Newmont acquistion and where the Century Project is at, everything was on the discussion table for Marc Lauzier today.
Lauzier is the general manager of Newmont Goldcorp’s Porcupine Gold Mines and was the featured speaker at the Timmins Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Inside Their Business event. Earlier this year, the $10-billion merger of Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp was completed, creating a new company – Newmont Goldcorp.
The local operations involved are the Porcupine Gold Mines, which includes the Hoyle Pond underground mine and Hollinger open-pit. Borden Lake near Chapleau is opening this year and is an all-battery-electric mine. The Century project is also still in development.
Because the acquisition is still fresh, Lauzier said they’re in a phase of getting an understanding of how Newmont operates. “For the time being we’ve operated status quo and there hasn’t been much change to the operation, so we’ll continue to operate as responsibly as we can in a sustainable manner as we always have.
It’s the same management team, we’re going to stay in the community and do the best that we can,” he said. During his presentation, Lauzier gave an update on the local operations and answered questions from the audience.