San Gold is located in the boreal forest region that follows the edge of the Canadian Shield along the eastern shores of Lake Winnipeg. San Gold's mining and milling operations at Bissett are located in the Wanipigow River watershed which flows westerly about 50 km into Lake Winnipeg.
All mining and milling operations are on the Rice Lake basin with the tailings management area draining into the Wanipigow River below Rice Lake. San Gold has operated within this region since 1932 and always considers the effect of its decisions on the local ecosystem, the community of Bissett, and the communities located downstream of the mill on the Wanipigow River downstream.
San Gold's mining and milling operations at Bissett are regulated by licenses issued by the Province of Manitoba. Licenses are written specifically to (1) draw fresh water from Rice Lake, and (2) discharge waste water and tailings to containment ponds built and maintained by the Company.
San Gold strives to continuously improve its environmental performance. Environmental monitoring data is available to the public for review and environmental incidents and accidents are reported to Provincial regulators.