CRD updated on Spanish Mountain Gold project

Spanish Mountain Gold project at Likely enters the environmental assessment phase.

  • Aug. 29, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Brian Grove, president and CEO of Spanish Mountain Gold and Marissa Nobauer from Cantana Consulting appeared before the Cariboo Regional District board Aug. 24 to provide an update on the Spanish Mountain Gold Mine project.

The project, which is located near Likely, has completed the exploration drilling phase and is now in the pre-environmental assessment process, reports CRD communications manager Shelly Burich.

The presentation gave a high level overview of the project to date along with the economic potential, expected life-span of the potential mine, and site arrangement details including open pit, mill and waste management plans.

If this mill proceeds, approximately 600 temporary jobs will be created during the construction phase and 300 hundred permanent positions would be created once the mine is operational. Further information about this project is available online at