Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Goldboro Gold Project


This is to advise that on August 1, 2018, Anaconda Mining Inc. registered the Goldboro Gold Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is the development and operation of a 575 tonne per day, 24 hour/day, 7 day/week, surface and underground gold mine along with a concentrator and accompanying tailings facility. This would occur on Goldbrook Road, Goldboro, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia with a disturbed footprint of ~125.9 hectares. Site construction and preliminary production would begin in 2020, with a currently projected completion in 2029, pending approval.

Minister's Decision

On September 19, 2018, the Minister of Environment released a decision (Minister's DecisionPDF Download Link (PDF:82k) ) concerning this review. The Minister has determined that the registration information is insufficient to make a decision on the project, and a focus report is required in accordance with clause 13(1)c of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until August 31, 2018.

Comments online

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.