Lapa is an underground mining operation located 11km east of Agnico Eagle's LaRonde mine benefiting from operational synergies that exist between both mines. Given the relatively short mine life (2009 2017) no stand alone processing plant was constructed. Instead ore is treated at the nearby La Ronde plant. In 2016 the mine produced 74koz of gold. Mining operations are expected to cease at the end of Q3 2017 with full year gold production estimated at 40koz.