Cape Ray Gold Project

Matador Mining Ltd. proposes to construct, operate, decommission and reclaim a gold/silver mine, and a milling complex near Channel-Port aux Basques, located in Newfoundland and Labrador. As proposed, the Cape Ray Gold Project would include both underground and open-pit mining operations with a combined ore production capacity of approximately 2100 tonnes per day, over a mine life of five to eight years. Additional project components would include a tailings management facility, mine haul roads, mine infrastructure, and the improvement of an existing 22-kilometre long access road.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as Nordim Benton Resources Inc.

Latest update

August 26, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has extended the three-year time limit for Matador Mining Ltd. to provide the information or studies required for the project’s environmental assessment, as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
13 Notice of Time Limit Extension - August 26, 2022
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (443 KB) April 7, 2017
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - March 6, 2017
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - March 3, 2017
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (3.2 MB) December 22, 2016


Cape Ray Gold Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550

  • Location

    • Channel-Port aux Basques (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Matador Mining Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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