KSM Mining ULC, subsidiary of Seabridge Gold, holds a permit License SK904033 which authorizes a tunnel right-of-way extending 23 km from the Mitchell Valley to the proposed KSM Tailings Management Facility (TMF) location. Associated with the permit is a management plan that addresses how Seabridge Gold will deal with the rocks excavated from ground along the tunnel alignment, whose mineral rights are held by parties other than Seabridge Gold.
Seabridge Gold also holds permits to initiate construction at:
- Tunnel portals and the first 100 metres of tunnel (i.e. up to the first cross cut) within the Mitchell Valley
- Proposed Process Plant site within South Teigen and North Treaty creeks valley, on ground with the mineral rights owned by Seabridge Gold
- The proposed Saddle location, situated approximately 22 km upstream along Treaty Creek, on ground whose mineral rights are held by parties other than Seabridge Gold
Details of permits and management plan can be found here:
Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy wrote a letter to Cy Gonick, Publisher and Coordinating Editor of Canadian Dimension correcting inaccurate information published in an article titled “Tailings Dam Collapses in the Americas: Learned?”.
The article stated that, “a study of four new transboundary copper-gold projects in the BC-Alaska border area, commissioned by civil society organizations in March 2016, found that not one project was following the expert panel recommendations”.
Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project is one of the four new transboundary projects referred to in this study, but Seabridge is following the Panel’s recommendations.
Read the letter here.
In an August 5, 2019 Juneau Empire article titled “Murkowski, Sullivan urge action on mine cleanup”, Rob Sanderson, Jr. Vice President, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska was quoted as saying, “the Unuk River is dying”.
On August 9, 2019, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy wrote a letter to Mr. Sanderson to correct a misunderstanding that mining activity is somehow responsible for impacting the Unuk River. The letter also states that Seabridge Gold has been conducting ongoing water quality monitoring on the Unuk River at the BC/Alaska border for more than 12 years and have seen no degradation in water quality.
Read the letter here.
On July 17, 2019, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy wrote a letter to Frances H. Leach, Executive Director of United Fishermen of Alaska, to correct the statements she made in an opinion article titled, “Transboundary Mining: Alaska’s senators are working hard. Now let’s lock it in” published in SitNews.
Read the letter here.
In an opinion article submitted to Anchorage Daily News titled, “Alaska is fully engaged in transboundary water, mining issues” on July 15, 2019, Alaska’s Transboundary Bilateral Working Group Members – Corri A. Feige, Doug Vincent-Lang and Jason Brune – reaffirm the joint commitment made by both Alaska and British Columbia towards the protection of transboundary water. The article goes on to state, “Years of working closely with the province have shown us that Canadian ministries are as committed to responsible development as Alaska’s departments…”. Read the article here: https://www.adn.com/opinions/2019/07/14/alaska-is-fully-engaged-in-transboundary-water-mining-issues/
The 2019 Seabridge Gold – KSM Project Fall Bursary Application
Seabridge Gold owns the KSM Project, a proposed gold, copper, silver and molybdenum mine, located 65 kilometers north of Stewart, BC. The KSM Project will employ approximately 1,800 people during its 5-year construction phase and approximately 1,040 jobs through the forecasted 52-year mine life. While construction has not yet started on the KSM Project, Seabridge Gold supports building a strong workforce in northwest BC and finds value in supporting residents to further their education and training. As a result, Seabridge Gold has implemented the 2019 bursary program to support students from northwest British Columbia (BC) access education and training.
If you are a resident of northwest BC (defined as west of Burns Lake north to the Yukon border), currently enrolled in studies, complete the following application for an opportunity to receive financial support towards your education. Applications will be reviewed and scored, based on the completion of the six sections and submission of the required documents. This is the fall round for the bursary program and is open to students enrolled in studies for the fall semester (September – December 2019) and will be announced on September 3, 2019.
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2019 Results Announced: September 3, 2019
* Applications, essay and additional attachments will only be accepted via scan and/or e-mail submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 12, 2019.
* For enquiries and additional questions contact Seabridge Gold at (250) 847-4704, email@example.com
Bursary Application Form – Fall 2019
On May 8, 2019, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy, sent a letter to Representative Louise Stutes and Fisheries Committee Members correcting several inaccurate facts regarding the KSM Project that were presented during the recent House Committee Hearing on Transboundary Mining. Read our letter here.
The Tahltan Nation and Seabridge Gold Inc. are pleased to execute a far-reaching Agreement covering protections of indigenous rights, the environment and shared economic benefits for the KSM Project. Seabridge Gold’s on-going relationship with the Tahltan Nation, which began more than a decade ago, coupled with the valuable contributions Tahltan representatives made to the evolution of KSM as well as the collaborative team efforts put in by all parties involved resulted in this important milestone for the Project and the region. The entire process of the Agreement took more than three years to ensure all environmental, cultural and economic concerns of the Tahltan Nation were heard and addressed appropriately. Seabridge Gold is extremely pleased with the Tahltan approach to engagement and negotiations which were professional and collaborative from the very beginning. Click here to know more.
As part of the proposed KSM Project’s Environmental Assessment, KSM Mining ULC was required to assess the impact of traffic associated with KSM on Highway 37 and 37A. An overview of the assessment can be found here: KSM Project’s Traffic Management
An updated overview of KSM Project’s Tailings Management Facility has been uploaded under ‘Responsible Tailings Management’ page on this website. It can also be found here: KSM Project’s Tailings Management Facility