Kipawa Rare Earths Project

Kipawa (Quebec)

Reference number: 80029
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Matamec Explorations Inc.
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2013-04-02
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

August 5, 2014 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on May 31, 2013 for the preparation of an environmental impact statement.

About the Proposal

Matamec Explorations Inc. proposes the construction, operation and decommissioning of a rare earths open-pit mine about 40 kilometres east of the municipality of Kipawa. The proposed project would process 1.3 million tonnes of ore per year over a 15-year operation period with a daily average extraction rate of 3,650 tonnes. The concentrate would be shipped by truck or by train and then by boat to Asian or European refineries. The proposed project would also include the construction of a concentrator, a power line as well as ancillary buildings such as storage, a laboratory and administrative offices.


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For questions or information, please contact:

Kipawa Rare Earths Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550, d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443