Canadian Malartic gold mine

Canadian Malartic Open Pit Mine is located 3 km S from Malartic, Quebec, Canada.

Canadian Malartic mine is Canada’s largest gold mine.

The mine was developed within just six years after the first exploration drill holes in 2005. The first gold pour was in April 2011, and commercial production began in May 2011.

Mine Type‎:

‎Open Pit

Deposit Type:

Porhyry, Breccia Pipe / Stockwork

Mining Method‎: ‎

Truck & Shovel / Loader

Processing Method:

Ore is processed at the Canadian Malartic mineral processing complex, which has a 55,000-tonnes/day nominal throughput capacity. Ore is transported to a crushing circuit and the crushed ore is stockpiled in a covered pile, then conveyed to the semi-autogenous grinding circuit followed by three identical ball mills, each in closed circuit with hydro-cyclones. The slurry is thickened to about 50% solids before being fed to the leach tank circuit for conventional cyanidation followed by carbon-in-pulp processing technology. The product is doré bars containing gold and silver

Mine Life‎: ‎



50% – Agnico Eagle, 50% – Yamana Gold


669 kozt in 2019

AISC (2019):


Reserves / Resources (12/31/2019):

4778 kozt – P&P; 1,046 – MI&I

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