Back River Gold Project

Back River Gold Project

Sabina Gold & Silver Corporation

Nunavut, Canada

  • Design for cold regions and permafrost
  • Geotechnical, geomechanical, and hydrogeological site investigation programs, including the training of client staff and the installation of deep thermistors
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility open pit and underground rock mechanics input
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility tailings management design, site-wide water balance, site-wide closure and reclamation plan, and closure cost estimate
Project Overview

The Back River Gold Project consists of numerous gold deposits located in a remote region of southwestern Nunavut, Canada. The region is characterized by deep, continuous permafrost. Sabina Gold & Silver Corporation is proposing to mine the deposits using a combination of open pit and underground methods.

Project Role

Knight Piésold was retained to provide geomechanical, geotechnical, and hydrogeological services to support pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for open pit and underground mining methods, including post pillar cut and fill, open stoping, and drift and fill. Knight Piésold also completed pre-feasibility and feasibility designs for the waste and water management facilities that included pit disposal, and developed a closure and reclamation plan and cost estimate.