Meadowbank Gold Project

The Meadowbank open pit gold mine is located in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, approximately 300 km west of Hudson Bay and 110 km by road north of Baker Lake, NU.

Project Scope

Commenced: 2006
Completed: 2008
Client: Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

In October 2006, Nuna M&T Services Ltd. commenced construction of Agnico Eagles’ 106 km all-weather road from Baker Lake to the Meadowbank Project (Nunavut’s longest all-weather road). The travelling surface is 10 m wide with an average height of 0.8 m above the existing ground with gentle side slopes to avoid impeding the movement of wildlife. Utilizing barges, Nuna M&T mobilized a heavy equipment construction fleet, crushing plant, fuel, supplies, camp, and shop. Road construction required a crew of 60+ to drill, blast, haul, and place over
1.7 million m3 of ROQ. The road consists of 119 culvert crossings and 9 river crossings which required the installation of abutments and Acrow-style bridge decks.