Archibald Lake-New Proposed Wilderness Area

I’d like to draw your attention to the provinces protected land announcement today.  This is fantastic news; this piece of property designated as a protected literally cuts off the proposed water supply for the current proposed gold mine. Link to the announcement. The description of the area is noted at the end of this blog. The […]

Series of Podcasts on the NS Gold Mine Rush

Given the recent news media coverage of the MANS sponsored Gold Mine Investors Show at the Alt Hotel at the airport and the SMRA members participation in the Water Not Gold Protest outside the show, we thought we would bring your attention to a series of 5 recent podcasts featured on CBC’s Information Morning regarding […]

The circular economy is here, and miners must adapt

Just a few house keeper items before this blog. Notice of Change in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and name of the environmental reviewing agency. On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and the Canadian Navigable Waters Act came into force. The Impact Assessment Act creates the new Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and repeals […]


This is just a short notification for followers bringing attention to new items added to thegoldmineconversation blog. The September 5, 2019 Presentation on the Geotechnical Aspects of Tailings Dam and their Failures is now available on the “Notice of Webinar on Geotechnical Aspects of Tailings Dams and their Failures” blog linked above. Just a note, […]

Notice of Webinar on Geotechnical Aspects of Tailings Dams and their Failures – Thursday Sept 5 at 3:00 Atlantic Time – Short Notice

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE EVENT TO PARTICIPATE The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering (COGGE) is hosting this webinar which will review some significant tailings dam failures and failure rates relative to other facilities. Key aspects of geotechnical failures of tailings dams and shear strength concepts for loose granular […]

Independent Tailings Review Board (ITRB)Presentation – Sherbrooke

This blog is about the content of the presentation and not the forcible removal of an attendee that ensued during the second presentation on May 23rd. It took considerable time to separate the content and intent of the presentation from the events of that evening. Coverage of the event and ensuing fall out may be […]

Seasonal Residents Community raise their voices on the proposed Cochrane Hill gold mine.

Preface: This guest blog from the seasonal residents community of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is a copy of an Open letter sent to the president of the St. Mary’s River Association regarding their view of the impact of the proposed Cochrane Hill gold mine. As you read through the letter we […]

Second Tailings Management Session

Due to popular demand or public pressure….. Congratulations community! At Atlantic Gold, we understand that there is a lot of interest in Thursday’s Tailings Management Session. To respond to this demand, Atlantic Gold has asked the expert panelists to stay in Sherbrooke later then they had originally planned to provide a second session.We are pleased […]

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