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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Meadowbank marks production milestone

One year after its startup, Northern territory's sole operating mine revs its economic engine despite throughput, safety hurdles

 

Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon



As the Meadowbank Mine, Nunavut's sole operating gold mine, approaches its one-year anniversary of commercial production, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., the mine's owner and operator, acknowledges that it is still a work in progress.

But the 600-employee, open-pit operation, which achieved commercial production March 1, 2010, has cleared some major hurdles in the nearly 12 months since its startup....



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