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Overview

Côté Gold will be an open-pit mine near Gogama, Ontario, in an established mining region with access to stable infrastructure and strong connections to local communities.
To achieve consistent and efficient operations, we are implementing autonomous haul trucks and drills as the first pieces in our technological foundation. By leveraging data and advanced analytics, we will further improve precision and operational excellence.
Côté Gold is located on Treaty 9 territory, on the traditional lands of Mattagami First Nation and Flying Post First Nation. We are also located within the traditional harvesting area of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Region 3.
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Ownership

The Côté district includes the Côté Gold construction project and the adjacent Gosselin deposit. The Project is a 70:30 joint venture between IAMGOLD, as the operator, and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

Effective ownership: 64.75% IAMGOLD, 27.75% Sumitomo Metal Mining, and 7.5% other interest.

IAMGOLD

IAMGOLD is a mid-tier gold mining company operating in three regions globally: North America, South America, and West Africa. Within these regions, the Company is developing high-potential mining districts that encompass operating mines and construction, development and exploration projects.

The Company's operating mines include Essakane in Burkina Faso, Rosebel (including Saramacca) in Suriname, and Westwood in Canada. A solid base of strategic assets is complemented by the Côté Gold construction project in Canada, the Boto Gold development project in Senegal, as well as greenfield and brownfield exploration projects in various countries located in the Americas and West Africa.

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SUMITOMO METAL MINING Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. and its Group companies engage in the mineral resources, smelting and refining, and materials businesses in 14 countries and regions around the world.

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Quick Facts

Location

25 km southwest of Gogama, 125 km southwest of Timmins, and 175 km north of Sudbury. The current entrance to the site is about 5 km west of Highway 144.

Mine Type

Open pit

Production

Commercial production starts in 2023. Average production expected: 367 koz. (100% basis).

Deposit Type

Archean, low-grade, high-tonnage, (± copper), synvolcanic intrusion-related and stockwork disseminated

Process

  • Crushing
  • Grinding
  • Gravity concentration and intensive leaching
  • Ore leaching
  • Carbon-in-pulp (CIP) recovery
  • Recovery of precious metals by electrowinning (EW)
  • Smelting to doré

Project Milestones

Timeline featuring construction approval and construction start (2020), Major earthworks start (2021), Process building enclosed and TMF phase 1 complete (2022), commissioning completed and commercial production (2023), and full production achieved (2024)

Our Operation

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Mining and Technology

We are implementing autonomous drilling and hauling systems as the first pieces in our technological foundation. By leveraging data and analytics, we will make tangible and sustained improvements in our operations.

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Geology

The Côté Gold deposit is a new Archean, low-grade, high-tonnage gold discovery. It is described as a synvolcanic intrusion-related and stockwork disseminated gold deposit.

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Processing

The Côté Gold processing plant will be highly automated with a 36,000-tonne-per-day ore-processing capacity.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

For those seeking employment opportunities at Côté Gold, we are currently accepting applications online via our jobs portal.

WORKING AT CôTé

At Côté Gold, we offer a supportive and empowering environment where we are challenged to do things differently.

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