North American Lithium Spodumene Mine Project

La Corne, near Barraute (Quebec)

Reference number: 59158
Federal Responsible Authorities: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Proponent: North American Lithium Inc.
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2012-06-01
Environmental Assessment Type: Transitional Comprehensive Study
Status: Environmental assessment completed

Latest Update

July 12, 2018 - The Decision of the Responsible Authority has been taken.

About the Proposal

Projects that were undergoing a comprehensive study at the time the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force will continue to follow the requirements of the former Act. Under the former Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is responsible for conducting the comprehensive study of this project.

This project was subject to a screening started on October 29, 2010, under the responsibility of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The project was modified by the proponent to increase ore production, thus bringing it above the 3,000 t/d threshold set in par. 16a) of the Comprehensive Study List Regulations.

North American Lithium Inc. proposes the development of an open pit operation to mine 3,800 tonnes of spodumene (a lithium mineral) per day until 2030. The project is located in the southeastern part of the regional county municipality of Abitibi, in the municipality of La Corne. The project includes a refinery for the extraction of lithium carbonate from spodumene, and the impoundment and storage areas required throughout the mine operating phase.

Please note that this project was formerly known as the Quebec Lithium Spodumene Mine Project proposed by Quebec Lithium Inc.


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