Mine Closure

Our goal is to make mine closure a smooth transition, with careful management of the environmental and socio-economic challenges as the operation moves into passive care and eventual custodial transfer. We plan for, and strive to mitigate, the socio-economic challenges that result from a mine’s closure, and we practise comprehensive land reclamation to ensure that the local ecosystem is healthy, thriving and supportive of a meaningful post–land use for nearby communities.

2015 Highlights

  • We created a dedicated Reclamation Business Unit, which is tasked with managing our reclamation and closure-planning objectives.
  • Equity Silver is the first Goldcorp closure site with active remote tailings monitoring.
  • El Sauzal is the first mine in the world to be decommissioned in accordance with the International Cyanide Management Code.

Case Studies

Automated Tailings Safeguards
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Recovery of the Hollinger Tailings Management Area
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36
36 closed sites in Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
100%
100% of our properties have updated life-of-mine closure costs.
$57million
US$57 million invested in progressive or closure reclamation activities.