Goliath Gold Project Approved Federal Environmental Assessment

The Goliath Gold Project completed its federal Environmental Assessment with the federal government approval on August 19, 2019, when the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced in her decision that the proposed Goliath Gold Project may proceed.

The decision was made following a thorough and science-based environmental assessment process with input received from Indigenous groups, the public, and federal departments including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and Natural Resources Canada and various agencies across all provincial ministries. The report concluded that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are taken into account. The federal minister’s decision states that Treasury Metals Inc. can now proceed with obtaining final permits and authorizations required to begin construction.

The Project, as proposed by Treasury, consists of the construction, operation, decommissioning, and remediation of an open-pit and underground gold mine and associated infrastructure located 20 km east of the City of Dryden, Ontario. The proposed Project could create up to 450 jobs during construction and 250 jobs during operations over the life of the project. The Company continues to complete requirements for final authorizations and permits.

To view the news release issued August 19, 2019 by CEAA, click here:

All documentation issued by Treasury Metals and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (now known as the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada) supporting the Environmental Assessment is provided on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry page for the Goliath Gold Project at this link: IAA Registry- Goliath Gold Project. The chapters and appendices of the Environmental Impact Statement are provided below.

Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Glossary, Acronyms
Environmental Impact Statement Summary

Section 1 - Introduction and Project Overview
Section 2 - Alternatives Description
Section 3 - Project Description
Section 4 - Accidents and Malfunctions
Section 5 - Existing Conditions
Section 6 - Effects Assessment
Section 7 - Cumulative Effects
Section 8 - Significance
Section 9 - Indigenous and Public Engagement
Section 10 - Commitments and Mitigation
Section 11 - Benefits to Canadians
Section 12 - Environmental Management Plans
Section 13 - Follow-up Program and Monitoring
Section 14 - Federal Considerations
Section 15 - Conclusions
Section 16 - References


Appendix A - Table of Concordance
Appendix B - Optimization Study
Appendix C - Mining Study
Appendix D - Tailings Storage Facility
Appendix E - Traffic Study
Appendix F - Water Management Plan
Appendix G - Environmental Baseline
Appendix H - Acoustic Environment
Appendix I - Light Environment Study
Appendix J - Air Quality Study
Appendix K - Geochemistry Evaluation
Appendix L - Geochemical Modelling
Appendix M - Hydrogeology Study
Appendix N - Surface Hydrology Study
Appendix O - Hydrologic Modelling
Appendix P - Aquatic Baseline Report
Appendix Q - Fisheries and Fish Habitat
Appendix R - Terrestrial (Summary Wildlife Report)
Appendix S - Wetlands
Appendix T - Socioeconomic
Appendix U - Archaeological and Heritage Assessment
Appendix V - Public Engagement
Appendix W - Screening Level Risk Assessment
Appendix X - Alternatives Assessment
Appendix Y - EIS Guidelines
Appendix Z - Corporate Policies

Appendix AA - Mineral Claims
Appendix BB - Preliminary Economic Assessment
Appendix CC - Economic Factors
Appendix DD - Indigenous Engagement
Appendix EE - Country Foods Assessment
Appendix FF - Photo Record
Appendix GG - Tailings Storage Facility Failure Modelling
Appendix HH - Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Appendix II - Conceptual Fish Habitat Offsetting Plan
Appendix JJ - Water Report
Appendix KK - Conceptual Closure Plan
Appendix LL - Impact Footprints and Effects Report