Case Studies

Victor Diamond Mine

Victor Diamond Mine - Ontario

Location: Attawapiskat Lake, Ontario
Owner/Operator: De Beers Canada Inc.

The Victor Diamond Mine is an open pit diamond mine constructed and operated by De Beers Canada Inc. located roughly 90 km west of Attawapiskat in Ontario. It is the first diamond mine to be opened in Canada. HGC Engineering conducted a full environmental assessment and permitting for northern gold mine. Sound level monitoring and Noise Impact Assessments were conducted at six month intervals during the construction and preliminary operation stage of the facility.  The primary focus was noise impact into the surrounding environment, with ancillary work to assess occupational noise exposure.  Sound levels were generally found to be within targeted criteria, such that investigation of noise control measures was not needed.

Acoustical Engineering Services Included:

  • Conducted detailed acoustical assessment reports and audits in accordance with The Ontario Ministry of the Environment Guidelines in support of an Environmental Assessment for the site
  • Developed noise controls/specifications for new equipment
  • Conducted sound level monitoring of ongoing operations at the facility


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