BlackRock Mining Project

Chibougamau, Lemoine Township (Quebec)

Reference number: 62105
Federal Responsible Authorities: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Proponent: Métaux BlackRock Inc.
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2011-05-25
Environmental Assessment Type: Transitional Comprehensive Study
Status: Environmental assessment completed

Latest Update

December 2, 2014 - The Decision of the Responsible Authority was taken on November 26, 2014.

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.

BlackRock Metals Inc. is proposing to develop an iron, titanium and vanadium mine with an estimated production capacity of 20,000 to 50,000 tons per day, located on James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement territory in the municipality of James Bay. The project could potentially consist of an open pit, a processing plant, an access road, and a transmission line.

The scope of the project includes the following activities and works: Mining pits; Extraction of iron, titanium and vanadium ore (open-pit mines); Ore crushers; Waste rock dumps; Ore processing plant; Tailings sites; Polishing ponds; Water intakes; Access roads and secondary roads; Transportation of concentrate; Manufacture and storage of explosives; Power line; Transfer point; Borrow pits; Administrative buildings and staff accommodations if required; All other works, permanent or temporary structures, or activities directly related to the project are also included in the project scope (e.g., temporary access roads, tree clearing, cofferdams, earthworks and revegetation).


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This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Regime.

For questions or information, please contact:

Fisheries Protection Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Telephone: 1-877-722-4828

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