Energy, Mines and Resources



The Faro mine site is an abandoned lead and zinc mine located 15 km north of the Town of Faro and within the Traditional Territory of the Ross River Dena Council, Liard First Nation, and Kaska Dena Council. It is also upstream from the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

Faro mine site

With a footprint of over 25 km2, the Faro mine site consists of 3 distinct areas:

  • the Faro pit and mill site;
  • the Rose Creek tailings impoundment situated in Rose Creek Valley; and,
  • the Vangorda Plateau (incorporating the Grum and Vangorda pits).

The Faro pit and the Rose Creek tailings impoundment areas are connected to the Vangorda Plateau by a 10 km haul road. This road was used to truck ore from the Vangorda and Grum pits to the Faro mill for processing. A landmarks map [ 1.0 MB] shows the site’s different features.

The site is situated near the Town of Faro which was established in 1969 to service the newly opened mine.

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