The first gold produced on Inuit-owned lands.

The Meadowbank mine is located in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, 300 kilometres west of Hudson Bay and 110 kilometres by road north of Baker Lake, the nearest community. Meadowbank was Agnico Eagle’s first Low Arctic mine, achieving commercial production in March 2010.

Meadowbank depends on the annual, warm-weather sea-lift by barge from Hudson Bay to Baker Lake for transportation of bulk supplies and heavy equipment. An all-weather access road (AWAR) links Baker Lake to the site. An on-site airstrip is used for shipping food and goods and for transporting employees, who work on a fly-in, fly-out basis.

Meadowbank has conducted surface mining from a series of three pits all within 7 km of the processing plant. The mine is located on a very large property that has exploration potential for gold. In February 2017, the Company approved the development of the Amaruq property as a satellite deposit to supply ore to the existing Meadowbank mill. To learn more about Amaruq projet, click here.

If you want to know more information about the gold resources at each of our site, please visit our Corporate website:

Key Facts

  • Mine type: Open-pit
  • Estimated Mine Life: 2010 – 2019, another 7 years with Amaruq deposit

  • 2017 Production: 352,526 oz gold

  • Employees at Meadowbank Complex, including Meadowbank mine and Amaruq: 896 (AEM temporary & permanent – as of December 2018)

  • Percentage Ownership: 100%