National Trophy for Metal Mines


National Trophy for Metal Mines



Agnico Eagle - Mine Goldex

The Goldex Complex is the easternmost part of the chain of operations and properties that Agnico Eagle owns in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec and northern Ontario.  

Goldex Complex includes the Goldex mine for which the underground mining and processing in the mill started in September 2013. Goldex have mined more than a million ounces since this time. Located less than 30 km, the Akasaba West open-pit mine, who started its commercial production in February 2024, is also part of the Goldex Complex. 

Innovation has an important place at Goldex. An automated conveyor system, Rail-Veyor, is used for ore handling. It helps reduce trucks’ utilization, costs, GHG emissions, and health and safety risks. 

Akasaba West will use the Goldex mine mill and both operations contribute to rehabilitating Manitou, a tailing site formerly used by an unrelated third party and abandoned to the Quebec government.  Goldex Complex distinguishes by its engagement toward health, safety and wellness of its 700 employees and contractors.


FireFly Metals Canada Ltd., Ming Mine

Firefly Metals is an emerging copper-gold, explorer-developer in Newfoundland-Labrador which is currently advancing the high-grade Green Bay Copper Gold project and exploring the Pickle Crow Gold Project in Ontario. Firefly is a publicly listed company, with its registered office located in Mings Bight, NL. 

Firefly Metals plans to reopen the Ming Mine and significantly scale up from its previous operations by unlocking an additional copper deposit. Overall, the project has the potential to produce 50,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate annually at a production rate estimated from 5000 tpd to 8,500 tpd. In October 2023, the company commenced drilling and development onsite to demonstrate the larger resources available to underscore a larger operation. Initial drilling results are expected by May 2024.