Located in the James Bay region of northern Ontario, De Beers Group’s Victor Mine is leading the way with sustainable mine closure practices and commitment to community engagement around all their activities.
Mine closure is a dynamic process that considers environmental, economic, and social factors at the early stage of a mine development. Clear articulation to stakeholders of the rehabilitation plans; including the diverse vegetation propagation and planting, demolition, and pit lake filling, was of vital importance to De Beers.
This video distinctly outlines the care and consideration taken to provide sustainable and healthy terrestrial and aquatic habitats within the mine’s footprint, coupled with ongoing monitoring for decades to come. Presented in both English and the local Indigenous Cree language (with subtitle versions), the video explains the complex processes involved in the mine life cycle, that started with Environmental Assessment processes that lead to the opening of the mine in 2008.