Form 6-K


                              Washington D.C. 20549

                            Report of Foreign Issuer

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

                       The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the Month of                    January 2003

                           Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited
                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

            145 King Street East, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2Y7

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         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
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                                       AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED

Date:    January 15, 2003              By:   Sean Boyd
     ----------------------               --------------------------------------
                                          President and Chief Executive Officer

                      AGE (TSE)                     SEAN BOYD, PRESIDENT AND CEO
                                                    (416) 947-1212


(All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)

                      AGNICO-EAGLE REPORTS 2002 PRODUCTION,

Toronto (January 14, 2003) - AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED today announced fourth
quarter and full year 2002 production results and a significant gold discovery
on its Lapa Property, seven miles east of the LaRonde Mine in Quebec. In
addition, work has commenced on a new feasibility study for the Goldex project,
located in the mining town of Val d'Or, Quebec.

Despite record tonnage of 6,330 tons per day since the mill expansion in early
October and record quarterly gold production of 75,236 ounces, the LaRonde Mine
did not meet its fourth quarter production and cost estimates. The ability to
mine and move ore along the lower mine levels continued to be obstructed by
underground construction and development and by an aggressive drill program at

"We have improved mine development activities as we are now able to replace
contract miners with our own experienced crews and we are focused on completing
construction on the lower mine levels in order to improve material flow," said
Sean Boyd, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are now in a position to
operate at planned production rates and costs, following the setbacks of the
second half of 2002," added Mr. Boyd. Gold production for 2003 is forecast at
375,000 ounces at a total cash operating cost of $125 per ounce.

"On the exploration and development front, we are advancing two of our more
promising regional opportunities, Lapa and Goldex. We believe Lapa could be a
satellite deposit for LaRonde, providing high-grade feed, and that Goldex could
be an operating unit managed from LaRonde," continued Mr. Boyd.

Goldex has the potential within several years to add 225,000 ounces to the
Company's annual production, with a cash cost below $200 per ounce, assuming a
10,000 ton per day operation and reduced operating costs from economies of scale
and regional synergies. On the potentially high-grade Lapa property, the Company
has an option to earn up to a 70% interest and anticipates including an inferred
resource with the year-end results release on February 19. More information
about the size of the resource is required before production volume can be


                                                              Fourth Quarter                        Year
                                                        ----------------------------    -----------------------------
                                                                 2002          2001               2002          2001
                                                          (unaudited)                      (unaudited)
                                                          -----------       -------        -----------     ---------
Tons of ore milled                                            537,895       480,931          1,963,129     1,805,248
Tons per day                                                    5,847         5,228              5,378         4,946
Head grades:
     Gold (oz./ton)                                              0.14          0.16               0.14          0.15
     Silver (oz./ton)                                            2.32          2.16               2.34          2.32
     Zinc (%)                                                    3.74          5.02               4.14          5.19
     Copper (%)                                                  0.50          0.24               0.34          0.21
Mill recoveries (%):
     Gold                                                       92.97         93.30              93.21         92.59
     Silver                                                     80.56         79.10              80.59         79.50
     Zinc                                                       77.98         81.70              78.44         78.98
     Copper                                                     80.26         65.80              71.52         58.17
Payable production:
     Gold (ounces)                                             75,236        66,372            260,183       234,860
     Silver (ounces in thousands)                               1,103           597              3,094         2,524
     Zinc (pounds in thousands)                                26,610        33,605            108,060       126,275
     Copper (pounds in thousands)                               3,985         1,415              8,928         4,096

Minesite operating cost per ton milled (C$)                    50-52*            49             50-52*            52

Minesite capital costs (millions $)                               14*           9.8                62*          36.3
Cash operating costs ($/oz.)                                 165-175*           133           135-150*           132
El Coco royalties ($/oz.)                                      25-35*            48             40-45*            23
                                                               ------            --             ------            --
Total cash costs ($/oz.)                                     190-210*           181           175-195*           155
                                                             --------           ---           --------           ---

*These amounts represent preliminary estimated ranges and are subject to
finalization of the Company's accounts and the year-end audit.

Despite missing production forecasts for the fourth quarter, significant
operating improvements were achieved and several new production records were
established for both the quarter and year.

During the fourth quarter, metallurgical recoveries achieved target, with the
mill averaging 5,847 tons per day, including the six-day plant changeover and
shutdown period at the beginning of October. Excluding the changeover, the mill
averaged 6,330 tons of ore per day. The cash operating cost per ounce of gold
produced is estimated to be $165 to $175 and approximately C$50 to C$52 per ton
of ore milled. Total cash costs, including the El Coco royalty, are estimated to
be $190 to $210 per ounce for the quarter.

For the year 2002, the cash operating cost per ounce is estimated to be $135 to
$150 and C$50 to C$52 per ton of ore milled. Total cash costs, including the El
Coco royalty are estimated to be $175 to $195 per ounce.

The production shortfall was due to the lingering effects of poor performance in
stope development over the past three quarters. This resulted in mining fewer
tons and limited LaRonde's ability to mine higher-grade ore on the lower mining
levels. The development delays were caused by excessive summer heat reducing the
effectiveness of underground


cooling, which impeded productivity. Lower tonnage was primarily a consequence
of congestion due to underground construction. Also, a SAG mill drive failure in
July delayed backfill placement, which also impacted the mining sequence of
higher-grade ore in 2002.

The Mine achieved several milestones during the year including:

   -  Record annual tonnage processed of almost 2 million tons and gold
      production of over 260,000 ounces.

   -  Record tonnage processed in the fourth quarter of 540,000 tons and 550,000
      tons hoisted from underground.

   -  Record monthly tonnage processed of 195,000 tons in December 2002 and
      198,000 tons hoisted.

The following table summarizes the mine and mill operating performance, as it
relates to progress on underground development in the lower levels of the mine.
It demonstrates the operating improvements achieved during the second half of
the year, following the heat-related delays experienced in the summer:

                       % of Lower Level
                            Development          Tons of Ore Hoisted from        Daily Mill Throughput
                     Objective Achieved                       Underground                       (tons)
            July                    57%                           103,699                        3,349
          August                    57%                           112,407                        5,311
       September                    70%                           161,057                        5,365
         October                    85%                           176,608                        5,416
        November                    90%                           174,449                        5,855
        December                    92%                           198,411                        6,270

The table illustrates the trend of improving underground performance even though
the lower level crushing plant and ore handling facility are not finished.

Operating performance continues to improve. During the last 30 days ended
January 12th, the mill averaged over 7,000 tons per day despite a planned
maintenance shutdown of 42 hours. Currently the higher-grade lower section of
the mine is supplying 43% of the mill feed.

Several initiatives have been implemented that will result in continued
performance improvements during the first two quarters of 2003 and beyond,

   -  LaRonde's experienced development crews have now been able to replace
      contract miners, improving development performance and reducing congestion
      on the lower mining levels.

   -  Underground crews have been switched from a five-day to seven-day work
      rotation for 2003 which will also reduce congestion and improve
      development performance.

   -  Two additional rock bolters will improve flexibility and development


   -  Ramp access has now been established between Levels 206 and 215 which
      improves and reduces congestion, especially over the short term on Level

   -  Revisions in the paste backfill system have improved flexibility in the
      mining sequence.

   -  Increased production from the lower levels has allowed more waste to be
      used as backfill, also reducing level congestion.

   -  Completion of the 5,000-ton ore silo on Level 215 will improve the flow of
      ore and increase hoisting performance from the lower mining levels.

   -  The Level 219 crushing plant and conveyor system will be completed in the
      second quarter further improving ore-flow efficiencies.

   -  Reduced underground activity, increased cooling capacity and improved
      ventilation will improve the underground ambient temperature conditions
      this summer.

   -  Delivery of a new production drill at the end of February will standardize
      the production drill fleet as well as increase performance.


During the fourth quarter, both the mine and mill demonstrated the ability to
operate at 7,000 tons per day. The mill achieved the rated daily capacity of
7,000 tons within 48 hours of start up and has achieved peak rates in excess of
8,000 tons while meeting planned metallurgical recoveries. Hoisting and mining
have already achieved peak rates of 9,000 tons over a 24-hour period. With the
bottlenecks being eliminated and efficiencies improved as discussed above,
LaRonde is in a strong position to achieve its 2003 targets of 375,000 ounces of
gold at a total cash operating cost of $125 per ounce.


Diamond drilling during the fourth quarter focused below Level 215. Currently,
three drills are in operation on Level 215 to define the eastern limit of Zone
20 North at depth, to increase the drill hole density along the eastern portion
of this zone to convert resources to reserves, and finally, to provide
additional information for the deep development study. The initial results
suggest that the rake of Zone 20 North is steeper to the west at depth than
originally interpreted and the eastern limit of the zone appears to have been

The initial impact of defining the eastern limit could result in a decrease in
the mineral resource of approximately 500,000 ounces. However, there are two
potential offsets, which will be included in the February 19th results release.
Recent drilling completed from Level 215 has encountered higher grades and
greater thicknesses than used in the 2001 mineral resource estimate. In
addition, recent drilling to the west and at depth, has indicated that Zone 20
North is still open, with suggestions of a new parallel zone in the footwall.
The net impact on the overall mineral resource will be quantified in the
year-end 2002 reserve/resource update.

The reserve/resource update will also quantify the net resource-to-reserve
conversion based on tighter drill spacing on the eastern part of LaRonde's
resource. Early indications are that proven and probable reserves should show an
increase for 2002.



Initial work on the deep development program has evaluated several options,
including rehabilitating Shaft #1 (not currently in use), sinking a new shaft to
a depth of 10,000 feet, and various shaft/winze/ramp combinations. Various
mining rates have also been evaluated. Preliminary indications are that the
deposit at depth will be economic based on the current gold resource and with
capital costs of approximately $45 to $60 per ounce.

As a result of this information, development of the Level 215 exploration drift
has been accelerated by 12 months for completion by the end of 2003. This
heading has been placed on a seven day/24-hour schedule with the additional
development crews being transferred from the Level 20 El Coco exploration drift.
As a result, further exploration on the El Coco-Sphinx Properties has been
postponed during 2003.

The acceleration of the Level 215 exploration drift will allow for the
accelerated transfer of resource to reserves, speed up the exploration of the
potential new parallel zone to the west, provide additional information for the
deep mining development program earlier than planned, and accelerate exploration
on the western side of Zone 20 North. Results of the study are anticipated for
the Company's Annual General Meeting of shareholders on June 19th, 2003.


As previously disclosed, an option agreement was signed in 2002 between
Agnico-Eagle and Breakwater Resources Ltd. for the Lapa Property. Agnico-Eagle
can earn a 60% interest over a five-year period and can increase this to 70% by
delivering a bankable feasibility study. The Lapa Property is located in
Cadillac Township, Quebec, seven miles east of the LaRonde Mine, and it has the
potential to be developed into a gold mine similar to others located along the
Cadillac-Larder Lake Break.

In 1999 while Breakwater was drilling Zone A, a new gold bearing horizon was
discovered and named the Contact Zone for its proximity to the Cadillac Group
sediment and Piche Group volcanic contact. Three of the four holes completed
returned the following results:

                                                                    TRUE      GOLD(OZ/TON)     GOLD(OZ/TON)
DRILL HOLE                FROM (FT)           TO (FT)      THICKNESS(FT)       CUT(1.0 OZ)          (UNCUT)
LA99-02                      2049.5            2139.4               26.2              0.29             0.39
LA99-03                      2415.4            2432.7                9.8              0.34             0.42
LA99-04                      1726.4            1735.6                6.5              0.25             0.25

In 2002, upon the signing of the option agreement, Agnico-Eagle initiated a
drill program to follow up on 1999's encouraging results. As previously
announced, initial drilling extended the Contact Zone and encountered high grade
gold mineralization as follows:


                                                                    TRUE      GOLD(OZ/TON)     GOLD(OZ/TON)
DRILL HOLE                FROM (FT)           TO (FT)      THICKNESS(FT)       CUT(1.0 OZ)          (UNCUT)
118-02-01A                   2546.3            2562.7                9.5              0.23             0.29
118-02-02B                   2549.9            2573.2               14.9              0.32             0.32
118-02-03                    2505.9            2514.1                5.9              0.13             0.13

Based on the success of Agnico-Eagle's first drill program, a follow-up program
was initiated in November 2002. Four follow-up drill holes have successfully
extended the high grade Contact Zone. Visible gold was evident in all of the
drill holes. The drill results are:

                                                         TRUE THICKNESS     GOLD (OZ/TON)      GOLD (OZ/TON)
DRILL HOLE              FROM (FT)            TO (FT)               (FT)        CUT 1.0 OZ              UNCUT
118-02-04                  3086.9             3110.9               16.4              0.36               0.60
118-02-05                  1341.2             1375.7               16.4              0.17               0.17
118-02-06*                 2681.4             2706.7               13.1              0.18               0.29
118-02-07*                 3219.8             3236.2               10.5              0.28               0.28

*check assay pending

A third drill has been added to the program. Drilling is focused on extending
the Contact Zone to the east and at depth where the zone remains open. To date,
the zone has been traced over a length of 1,100 feet and 1,600 feet vertically.
The Company intends to provide an inferred resource calculation for Lapa in the
year-end results.

The Company will continue its aggressive drill program upon the completion of
the resource calculation.

Due to its high grade potential and proximity to LaRonde, the Lapa property has
the potential to be an important part of the Company's regional development and
production plan.

All Lapa drill core is BQ caliber and is logged at the LaRonde Mine by a senior
project geologist for the Company's Exploration Division, who is fully qualified
per the standards outlined in National Instrument 43-101. The drill core is
sawed in half with one half sent to a commercial laboratory and the other half
retained for future reference. Upon reception of the assay results, the pulps
and rejects are recovered and submitted to a second laboratory for check-assay
purposes. The gold assaying method uses a 30-gram sample with either an Atomic
Absorption finish or a Fire Assay finish as requested by the project geologist.
The laboratories used are ALS Chemex Chimitec, Val d'Or, Quebec, and XRAL
Division SGS Canada Inc. of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.


Another important component of Agnico-Eagle's regional development and
production plan is the 100% owned Goldex Deposit located at the western limit of
the mining town of Val d'Or, Quebec, 35 miles east of LaRonde. The Goldex
Deposit has an inferred mineral resource of 25.4 million tons grading 0.073
ounces of gold per ton, containing an estimated 1.8 million ounces of gold. This
resource is not currently reported in Agnico-Eagle's resource base. The Goldex
Deposit is very compact, having a known vertical extent of 1,000 feet, strike
length of 1,000 feet, and thicknesses up to 800 feet. A


previous comprehensive drill program indicated that the mineralization remains
open at depth and to the east. Previous drilling, approximately 2,000 feet below
surface, intersected in excess of 700 feet grading 0.07 ounces to 0.10 ounces of
gold per ton. Previous work on the deposit included four separate bulk samples,
with the latest test in 1996. This latest bulk sample of 113,400 tons was milled
and returned a grade of 0.074 ounces of gold per ton. The test work has
generally confirmed the grade of mineralization in the test areas of the deposit
at between 0.06 to 0.08 ounces of gold per ton.

An Agnico-Eagle feasibility study was completed in 1996 on an indicated mineral
resource of 15.0 million tons grading 0.074 ounces of gold (1.1 million ounces)
and at a production rate of 5,000 tons per day. It was evaluated as a
stand-alone operation, with production costs estimated at C$22 per ton and
capital costs estimated at C$136 million. The construction plan included a new
concrete lined circular shaft to a depth of 3,000 feet and a milling facility
that consisted of grinding, gravity and flotation circuits. The study estimated
annual gold production of approximately 125,000 ounces at a cash cost of $210
per ounce. Development was forecast to be less than three years as the project
could be accessed from the existing 3,000 feet deep exploration shaft.

The Goldex Project is currently being reevaluated based on a 25.4 million ton
inferred mineral resource and a 10,000 TPD mining rate and a scoping study is
expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2003. It is also being
evaluated with respect to potential synergies with the LaRonde Mine. On the
basis of economies of scale and synergies, there is the potential to reduce the
production costs. The experience gained from building and operating a 7,000 ton
per day mine at LaRonde is also being used to reevaluate Goldex.

In addition, existing and currently owned infrastructure is available that could
be used to reduce capital costs, including the original 16-foot production hoist
from the Penna Shaft, surface ventilation installations and potentially a head
frame, none of which were available at the time of the previous feasibility

Due to the size and thickness of the deposit, a large scale bulk mining method
(potentially block caving) is envisioned to reduce capital, labour and ongoing
development costs. Goldex has the potential within several years to add 225,000
ounces to the Company's annual production, with a cash cost below $200 per
ounce, assuming a 10,000 ton per day operation and reduced operating costs from
economies of scale and regional synergies.


Agnico-Eagle will report its fourth quarter and year-end 2002 financial results
on Wednesday, February 19, 2003, after market close. The Company will host a
conference call on Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. (EST). Please phone
416-640-4127 at that time if you would like to participate or you can
participate in a listen-only mode via the Company's website
WWW.AGNICO-EAGLE.COM. The replay phone number will be 1-877-289-8525, passcode


Please refer to the Company's website: (WWW.AGNICO-EAGLE.COM) for a full 2003
schedule of quarterly reporting dates, conference calls, annual general meeting
and investor conferences.

In addition, analysts and investors are invited to attend a TOUR OF THE LARONDE
MINESITE on THURSDAY, MAY 22. The tour will focus on progress of underground
development and will include a tour of the infrastructure at depth. An
exploration update will also be provided on LaRonde and the Company's regional
programs along its 12 mile position on the Cadillac-Bousquet Belt. Space is
limited and will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis. Please register
your interest in attending with Hazel Winchester at 416-847-3717.



This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" (within the
meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)
that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that
such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events
could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Risks and
uncertainties are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's
Annual Information Form (AIF) filed with certain Canadian securities regulators
(including the Ontario and Quebec Securities Commissions) and with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission (as Form 20-F). These filings can be
accessed through the Company's website: WWW.AGNICO-EAGLE.COM.

Agnico-Eagle is an established Canadian gold producer with operations located
principally in northwestern Quebec and exploration and development activities in
Canada and the southwestern United States. Agnico-Eagle's operating history
includes over three decades of continuous gold production, primarily from
underground mining operations. Agnico-Eagle's LaRonde Mine in Quebec is Canada's
largest gold deposit.

The Company has full exposure to higher gold prices consistent with its policy
of no forward gold sales and has paid a cash dividend for 23 consecutive years.

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