Rainy River gold mine

Rainy River Open Pit / Underground Mine is located 65 km northwest of Fort Frances, Ontario, in the southern half of Richardson Township.

Rainy River is fifth largest gold mine in Canada.

Rainy River commenced processing ore on September 14, 2017 and completed its first gold pour on October 5, 2017. Commercial production followed on October 19, 2017. Development of the underground mine began in the second half of 2018.

The mine occupies approximately 6,050 hectares, comprising 87 patented mining rights and surface rights claims (including eight leasehold interest mining rights and/or surface rights claims). In addition, New Gold has a land package of approximately 17,240 hectares surrounding the mine site, including patented mining rights and/or surface rights and unpatented claims. All unpatented claims are in good standing and assessment work credits are sufficient to maintain that standing for several years.

Mine Type‎:

Open Pit / ‎Underground

Deposit Type:

The Rainy River district comprises multiple volcanogenic-style gold deposits situated within the Late Archean Wabigoon Subprovince of Ontario.


100% – New Gold

Mining Method(s)‎:

Truck & Shovel / Loader; Longitudinal Longhole Open Stoping.

Processing Method(s):

Conventional crushing, grinding, leaching, carbon-in-pulp (CIP) and gold recovery techniques used by the processing plant to produce gold-silver doré.

Mine Life‎:



257 kozt in 2019

Reserves / Resources:

Au: 2,600 kozt – P&P; 1,900 kozt – MI

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