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Côté Gold Project, Ontario

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Gogama, Ontario, Canada


64.75% IAMGOLD

Project Status

Q3 2021 Project Update (see news release)

Côté Gold July 2021 Progress Video

Construction Decision Approval announced July 21, 2020 and Feasibility Study announced November 1, 2018

Reserves and Resources (Attributable Basis)

  • Total Proven and Probable Reserves of 4.7 million ounces.
    • 69% of total Reserve ounces are in the Proven category.
  • Total Measured and Indicated Resources (inclusive of Reserves) of 6.5 million ounces.
  • Total Inferred Resources of 1.6 million ounces.

Project Highlights

Please refer to the July 21, 2020 news release with recent non-material updates to the Feasibility Study project metrics

2018 Feasibility Study: Project Economics and Key Parameters

Base Case1 Extended2
Mining Capacity 62 Mtpa 70 Mtpa
Milling Capacity 13.1 Mtpa 13.1 Mtpa
LOM Average Annual Gold Production 367,000 oz. 372,000 oz.
LOM Average Gold Recovery Rate 91.8% 91.8%
Average production during full production years 428,000 oz. (years 1 - 12) 407,000 oz. (years 1 - 15)
Mine Life 16 years 18 years
LOM Average Total Cash Costs $594/oz $606/oz
LOM Average AISC $694/oz $703/oz
Average Mill Feed Grade 0.98 g/t Au 0.97 g/t Au
Average LOM Strip Ratio 2.42:1 2.62:1
Estimated Capital Expenditure

Initial Capital3 $1,147 million $1,147 million
Sustaining Capital4 $527 million $589 million
Closure Costs $63 million $63 million
Gold Price Assumption used in financial analysis $1,250/oz $1,250/oz
Pre-tax NPV (5%) $1,242 million $1,404 million
Pre-Tax IRR 18.7% 18.7%
After-tax NPV (5%) $795 million $905 million
After-tax IRR 15.2% 15.4%
Payback Period 4.4 years 4.4 years

1 The Base Case supports the current permitting process.

2The Extended Mine Plan supports the total Mineral Reserves and may require permit amendments. Extended Mine Plan economic parameters are stand-alone and are not additive to the Base Case.

3 The Company expects to enter into equipment lease arrangements of approximately $134 million.

4 For the purposes of this feasibility study, post operating start-up, all waste mining costs and major equipment components are included in operating costs as expenses and are not included in sustaining capital.

* US$/C$ exchange rate of $1.30.


The Côté Gold Project is located in the Chester and Yeo Townships, District of Sudbury, in northeastern Ontario. It is approximately 25 km southwest of Gogama, 125 km southwest of Timmins, and 175 km northwest of Sudbury, roughly 5 km west of Highway 144.

The Project area is characterized by gentle hills, forests, lakes and rivers. The Project area is located on two subwatersheds, the Mollie River system and the Mesomikenda River system. Additionally, the continental watershed divide is located south of the Project property, with the nearest boundary located southwest and more than 3.5 km from the proposed open pit location. Land use in the area consists of recreational activities by locals and tourists, including fishing, camping and hunting. It is also extensively used for sustainable harvesting of timber.


IAMGOLD acquired Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. in 2012. Trelawney had carried out exploration activities at the Project site since 2009.

Exploration activities have been ongoing in the area since the early 1900s by various companies and government agencies. More concentrated mineral exploration efforts were conducted in the early 1940s and from the early 1970s to about 1990.

Since its discovery in 2010, extensive diamond drilling activities have been undertaken to delineate the Côté Gold deposit.

Côté Gold Project EA Process Overview

For IAMGOLD, effective stakeholder engagement is the foundation of positive community relations. Our guidance on stakeholder engagement is based on the principles of trust, respect and transparency. Additional information about IAMGOLD’s global approach to community relations can be found here.

Upcoming Engagement Events

IAMGOLD has a number of engagement events planned. We hope to see you at one of our events. Check back for updates on future events.

Past Engagement Events


Indigenous and Stakeholder Engagement Documents


September 2021 2.87 MB
June 2021 2.09 MB
March 2021 1.53 MB
December 2020 2.25 MB
September 2020 1.95 MB
July 2020 3.40 MB
June 2020 3.55 MB
March 2020 3.79 MB
December 2019 2.86 MB
September 2019 2.44 MB
June 2019 1.55 MB
March 2019 2.13 MB
December 2018 560 KB
August 2018 2.49 MB
May 2018 10.78 MB
February 2018 2.96 MB
Summer 2015 1.13 MB
Spring 2015 439 KB
Fall 2014 472 KB
Summer 2014 418 KB
Winter 2014 395 KB
Fall 2013 514 KB
Summer 2013 2.69 MB
Winter 2013 2.43 MB

Permitting Update

Notice to Construct

Fisheries Act Authorizations

Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Closure Plan


Class Environmental Assessment Transmission Line

Archived Notices


Should you have any further questions about the Project, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

All questions or comments about the Project can be directed to:

IAMGOLD Corporation – Côté Gold Project
401 Bay Street, Suite 3200, P.O. Box 153
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2Y4
T: 416-594-2881 or 705-269-0010 x 205

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