Goldcorp Inc. announced Monday that a period of rain in the James Bay region of Quebec has extinguished a forest fire that had previously threatenedthe Éléonore gold mine project. The company evacuated employeesfrom the site on Thursday due to the fire.
“Cooler temperatures and shifting winds haveeliminated the smoke at site, and a resumption of fuel and supplydeliveries to the site has been authorized by the Public Safety Department,” Goldcorp said in a press statement. “The crew that had remained at site to manage and implementpreventive emergency measures remains safe. All infrastructure andequipment at Éléonore, including power and communications, wereundamaged. The Éléonore project team will immediately commence the re-mobilization of the project team to site with no material impacts tothe construction schedule expected.”
Goldcorp is one of the world's fastest growing senior gold producers.
The Éléonore project is one of the significant gold mine projects in the Goldcorp development pipeline and a key component of the company's next generation of growth projects, according to their website. A 2011 pre-feasibility study update for Éléonore calls for robust, low-cost gold production in the heart of one of the most attractive mining jurisdictions in the world.