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Coffee

The Coffee Mine Project is an advanced exploration property in a top tier mining jurisdiction in northwest Canada.

Quick Facts
Location Yukon
District Coffee
Ownership 100%
Type of Mine Open pit and heap leach
Gold Reserves (proven and probable) 2.16 million ounces
Gold Resources (measured and indicated) 780,000 ounces
Gold Resources (inferred) 1.15 million ounces
For additional information on the above July 19, 2016 reserves and June 30, 2017 resources, refer to the R&R table

More than Gold: Our approach in the Yukon

We want to leave a positive, lasting impression in the Yukon. We’ll do that by hiring qualified Yukoners and First Nations members wherever possible, and by providing training, education and career development opportunities for our employees. For example, we’re partnering with Yukon College to support local training and career development opportunities.

Partnering with First Nations
Our Whitehorse-based project team is working closely with First Nations and community partners to design a socially and environmentally responsible project. A Collaboration Agreement between the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Goldcorp represents an important milestone towards building a long-term relationship with local First Nations, and delivering economic opportunities at each stage of the project.

Treating the environment with care
The land of the Yukon is unique, and requires special care by those working on it – at every stage of the mining life cycle. That’s why we’ve asked Chris Cormier, an expert on sustainability and mine reclamation, to be the project’s General Manager. Water is a precious resource, so our project will be designed in accordance with Goldcorp’s global Toward Zero Water initiative, which aims to drastically reduce fresh-water consumption. A wildlife monitoring program is being developed to ensure our operations don’t harm wildlife such as bears, moose and caribou.

Project Details

Acquired in 2016, Coffee is a high grade potential open pit and heap leach development project that could grow into a large district scale operation.

Located approximately 130 kilometres south of the City of Dawson, Yukon, the property is accessed by the Yukon River, helicopter and airplane. It includes a barge landing site, airstrip and camp that are connected by a 23-kilometre all-season road.

Coffee is a key part of our plan to increase our production by 20% by 2021.

We submitted our Environmental Socioeconomic Assessment application in early 2017, are planning upgrades to the site infrastructure, and have begun initial studies as part of the permitting process.

Exploration

Coffee is a structurally hosted hydrothermal deposit in the under-explored Yukon-Alaska Tintina Gold District. Goldcorp’s land package, over 60,000 hectares, demonstrates potential for near mine discoveries. Mineralization is open along strike and at depth, and has the potential for the discovery of satellite deposits.

The goals of the exploration program at Coffee are:

  • upgrading a portion of the mineral resource to the measured classification
  • exploring a broad portfolio of near-surface, oxide gold targets to add resources
  • phase 1 drilling to test the sulphide mineralization and preliminary metallurgy to determine sulphide process path.

Read more about our exploration program.

Key development milestones

Environmental Socioeconomic Assessment – resubmitted with First Nations support

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Goldcorp Sign Collaboration Agreement – completed in 2018

Permitting and detailed engineering – expected completion in 2020

Construction of plant and access road – expected in 2019

Commercial production – expected in 2021

Chris Cormier
Mine General Manager

Coffee Contact

t: (867) 455-5000
coffee.feedback@goldcorp.com

Suite 201-166 Titanium Way, Whitehorse, YT Y1A OG1


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