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A key part of our plan to increase production by 20% by 2021, Borden will be Canada’s first all-electric underground mine.

Quick Facts
Location Chapleau, Ontario
District Porcupine
Ownership 100%
Type of Mine Underground, open pit and stockpiles

Located approximately 160 kilometres west of the Porcupine mine in Chapleau, Ontario, Borden has the potential to enhance the long-term economics of Porcupine, where its ore will be processed.

Borden is set to be Canada’s first all-electric underground gold mine, which will be safer for our employees and have a smaller environmental footprint.

We are negotiating with the First Nations communities in the area, and hope to sign agreements that reflect our commitment to ongoing consultations with local First Nations.

Borden is a key part of our plan to increase production by 20% by 2021. We expect to begin commercial production in 2019.

Key development milestones

Advanced exploration permits – received July 2017

Ramp development, surface preparation, power installed – in progress

Mine development – expected in Q4 2018

Extraction of 30,000 tonne bulk sample – expected in Q4 2018

Commercial production – expected in 2019


The Borden deposit is a new style of mineralization in the underexplored Borden Lake belt where our large consolidated claim package extends to a thousand square kilometres. With no mining history, there is very little geological data available about the region. Goldcorp’s primary exploration focus is to understand the geology of the area and identify a portfolio of targets.

Other exploration goals include:

  • Continuing to develop the geological model of the deposit
  • Testing the extensions of the deposit
  • Evaluating the 1,000 square kilometre land package to develop a portfolio of targets for ongoing evaluation.

Read more about our exploration program

Marc Lauzier
Mine General Manager

Borden Contact

t: (705) 235-6589
f: (705) 235-6551

4315 Gold Mine Road South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0


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