Red Chris

Operator: Newmont Corporation

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Royalty: 1.0% NSR (all metals)

Term of Royalty: Life of Mine

The Red Chris Mine is an operating open-pit mine producing gold and copper, located on the northern edge of the Skeena Mountains, approximately 1,700 kilometers north of Vancouver and 18 kilometers southeast of the town of Iskut in British Columbia, Canada. The mine is owned and operated by a joint venture, which is owned 70% by Newmont Corporation (“Newmont”) and 30% by Imperial Metals Corporation, in which Newmont is the operator. Newmont acquired its interest through the acquisition of Newcrest Mining Limited (“Newcrest”) in November 2023, and Newcrest acquired its interest in the Red Chris Mine in August 2019.

The Red Chris Mine is currently an open-pit operation. Mining is conducted using a conventional truck and shovel fleet. The plant consists of a semi-autogenous mill, ball mill, pebble crushing (SABC) comminution circuit housed in a single process building. The recovery circuit consists of sequential flotation to produce a saleable gold-copper concentrate.

In 2021, Newcrest issued results of a Pre-Feasibility Study (Newcrest PFS) for the transition from an open-pit to a large-scale block cave operation. The proposed mine plan uses conventional block cave technology, including mine design and equipment. The PFS includes upgrades to the existing processing plant to treat underground ore at a throughput rate of 13.6 Mtpa and, also considers the potential upside case with a throughput rate of 15 Mtpa.