Welcome to the Hollinger Project Community Advisory Committee web site

 

The “Hollinger Project Community Advisory Committee” mandate is to be an informed sounding board in liaison with PGM to assist in problem solving and to work towards building a sustainable community.

The mandate of the HPCAC can be broken into the following:

  • Be informed of past, current, and future practices of PGM;
  • To act as a sounding board between the community and PGM;
  • To bring forth and review concerns expressed by local citizens, interest groups, or other stakeholders as they arise;
  • To provide recommendations to the PGM General Manager who in turn heads the PGM Senior Management Team;
  • To work together with PGM to create a sustainable community for present and future generations;
  • To verify, monitor, and comment on performance towards achieving a sustainable community.

The Committee  made a presentation to city council on October 15, 2012. (Select the Submission to City tab to view)

 

The committee has submitted....

 "Questions we are seeking answers to" in response to the many inquiries received in the past few months and more specific, the "Best Management Plan" submitted to the city by PGM.

The city's and Goldcorp response are now posted!

(Select the Submission to City tab to view)

 

 

 
THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO SOLICITING YOUR INPUT BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

What would you like Goldcorp to do with the Hollinger pit upon completion?

Some suggestions include: Walking Trails, an Ampitheatre, Tobogan Hills with Chair Lift, , Blueberry and Rasberry Bushes, BMX trail...
 
 
 
Let us know what else you'd like to see!

 

 

 
How we got here....
Land was first staked in the Hollinger and McIntyre area in 1910 and it is believed that nearby Gillies Lake was named after the discoverer of the Hollinger deposit, Alex Gillies. Both the Hollinger and McIntyre Mines went into operation separately in the period between 1910 and 1911 and operated continuously until their closure in 1968 and 1988, respectively. The McIntyre Mill continued to operate until 1990 as a custom mill. Some surface mining took place on the Hollinger Mine property in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Since 1910, over 19.5 million ounces of gold have been recovered from the Hollinger Mine while about 10.8  million ounces were recovered from the  McIntyre Mine along with 67,000 tons of copper.  

Porcupine Gold Mines (PGM) has completed a Pre-Feasibility Study on the Hollinger Project which is a review of the technical and economic viability of the project. This project seeks to assess the economic viability of returning the past-producing Hollinger and McIntyre Mines to production via the development of an open pit operation with  possible underground mining opportunities.

Porcupine Gold Mines is in the final stages of approval of the project where communication of information to the public, collection of feedback and submission of permit applications to the government has taken place. 

The Hollinger Project presents a unique challenge in mine development as it is located immediately adjacent to the downtown core of the City of Timmins. Due to this sensitive location, any plans for development must account not only for the usual economic factors, but must also ensure that the effects on nearby stakeholders are minimal. The community needs to be treated as a partner in this project in order for it to be successful. 

 

 

 

 

Vipond3.jpg
View from Vipond Rd.
 

Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc (TSE:ME) Gold 30M oz. + + + + 


 

 

Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc (TSE:ME) the Volcanic Rocks of 

the ME Abitibi Greenstone Belt Au Ancient Life Preserved 

in the oldest Richest Moneta Mother Lode Secrete 

Treasure Au Golden Chests -
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j4LsOKWoL0 

E.g. 
multi faults hub geol. into the Au Moneta Gold Mine made 
higher grade Au, 
still same Hollinger, McIntyre Au pipeline - 
some of Hollinger underground workings butt up to 
Moneta Gold Mines border - 

Goldcorp knows the richer Mother Lode is deeper down - 
since the pros told Red Lake Gold Mine that it was outmined but 
we drilled from the bottom of the mine and it become 
the richest low cost major Gold Producer in the world
 

http://www.porcupinegoldmines.ca/en/hollingeranimation.asp 


The Moneta Gold Mine - the largest Au virgine mine 
and Monta Porcupine's gold camp large properties beside Hollinger 
must be very attractive to Goldcorp to mine etc. -
 

 

http://www.monetaporcupine.com/s/PorcupineCamp.asp 

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Please visit often and sign up for our eNews on the home page for Hollinger Project Updates.

Hollinger Project Perception Audit

In June 2012, Porcupine Gold Mines retained PR Associates to conduct a perception audit in order

to better understand the level of awareness and support among residents of the City of Timmins

for the Hollinger Project.  The results of this perception audit can be seen here:

Hollinger Project Perception Audit

PGM Property Damage Protocol

Porcupine Gold Mines has completed various studies on the Hollinger in order to review the

technical and economic viability of the project. This project seeks to return the past-producing

Hollinger Mine to production via the development of an open pit operation.

The Hollinger Project presents a unique challenge in mine development as it is located immediately

adjacent to the downtown core of the City of Timmins. Due to this sensitive location, plans for

development took into account not only the usual economic factors, but also the effects on nearby

stakeholders, ensuring these are minimal. The community needs to be treated as a partner in this

project in order for it to be successful.

History
Land was first staked in the Hollinger and McIntyre area in 1910 and it is believed that nearby

Gillies Lake was named after the discoverer of the Hollinger deposit, Alex Gillies.

Both the Hollinger and McIntyre Mines went into operation separately in the period between

1910 and 1911 and operated continuously until their closure in 1968 and 1988, respectively.

The McIntyre Mill continued to operate until 1990 as a custom mill. Some surface mining took place

on the Hollinger Mine property in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Since 1910, over 19.5 million ounces of gold have been recovered from the Hollinger Mine while

about 10.8 million ounces were recovered from the McIntyre Mine along with 67,000 tons of copper. 

Hollinger Project Contact InformationInformation Centre ... view driving east on Hwy 101
Heather Duhn
Community Liaison Coordinator
Phone:  +1 (705) 235-6571
Fax:      +1 (705) 235-6551
Cell:      +1 (705) 465-5021

The Hollinger Infomation Centre has moved to:  637 Algongquin Blvd E. (Behind the Bulk Barn)

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
Noon to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Closure Options
Porcupine Gold Mines has been managing closure work on the Hollinger and McIntyre Mines for the past 10 years. In 2007, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines approved Closure Plans for both properties. Updating of the Hollinger Mine Closure Plan is complete and has been submitted for Government and Public Review.

Proposed Plan
Detailed studies have determined that the removal of mine hazards through filling or mining of historic mine workings would allow for partial to full future use of the Hollinger property.

A several-phase open pit will be mined beginning in 2012 to remove the majority of the mine hazards, as well as generate rock that will be used to construct an environmental control berm surrounding the property. This berm will reduce noise and dust emanating from the mine site to the community, and act as a safety barrier.

 Berm Area Plan                           Berm Sections                            Berm Shadow Studies     

                                                      

Haul Road
Porcupine has reviewed numerous options for the haulage of ore from the Hollinger Mine to the

existing Dome Mill. Several different routes have been studied including Highway 101 and

Moneta Avenue to Gold Mine Road, but this is not ideal due to the interaction with residential areas and

the community.

This road is approximately 5 kilometers long and is being constructed as far as possible from the

residential community to the north and south.

The road was located using the existing hillside and tree cover to aid in the reduction of noise to

acceptable levels as needed. Berms will also be built along the haul road to further reduce the noise. 




Final Haulage Route

 

 Haul Road Options

                                                          Haul Road Site Plan

Considerations for Haul Road and Road Crossings

Transportation Method Options

 

Final Closure
Upon completion of this project, all affected areas will be re-vegetated such that new growth is self-sustaining. Porcupine's end goal is to improve downstream water quality and allow redevelopment of the property for recreational purposes.

Porcupine will continue to communicate our project to the community and concerns will be integrated

into final planning stages.

With sustainined mining operations, Porcupine Gold Mines can continue to employ over 600 people and

several hundred contractors for many years to come, all of which will benefit the future of

the City of Timmins.


On-Site Storage of Rock and View of Final Rehabilitation Efforts

Closure Planning Concepts

Closure Plans

Hollinger Closure Plan May2011                                                       Little Pearl Tailings Pond Closure Plan May 2011

Certificate of Approval - Air and Noise for Hollinger

Application                                                        ESDM Report                                                         Hollinger Acoustic Report

 

Permitting / Consultation

Goldcorp will actively communicate our Hollinger Project  to the community and concerns will be

integrated into final planning through these feasibility and permitting stages. Goldcorp has completed

Voluntary Environmental Reviewprocess as part of the permitting phase to educate the

community about the project and provide details on our Environmental studies and effects analysis.

An Environmental Review Report is available for public review and comment. 

It will be available at several locations including the Information Centre, Timmins Public Library,

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and here on-line.

Click here to review the Final Environmental Review Report.

Appendix A- Geochemical Evaluations of Waste Rock
Appendix B - Climate and Air Quality Study
Appendix C - Operations Noise Assessment
Appendix D - Environmental Sound and Vibration Assessment
Appendix E - Surface Water Hydrology
Appendix F -  Hydrogeological Assessment
Appendix G - Aquatics Ecosystem Existing Conditions Report
Appendix H - Terrestrial Baseline Report
Appendix I -   Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Assessment
Appendix J -  Socio-Economic Report
Appendix K - Consultation Activities

Click here to review the Permit to Take Water and the CofA Amendment document.

Hollinger Project Community Advisory Committee (HPCAC)

The Hollinger Project Community Advisory Committee is an Independent committee of citizens whose

mandate is to be an informed sounding board between the community and

Porcupine Gold Mines to assist in problem solving and to work towards building a sustainable

community.

For more information about HPCAC contact:

Rick Dubeau - Chair                                     
Phone:   ((705) 266-3884     

Or visit thier Website at:

www.hpcac.org

 

 

 

The following link to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines website, presents

the Mining Sequence and the Mine Life Cycle as visuals.

MNDM - Mining Sequence and Mine Life Cycle


Happy New Year - 
God Bless


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