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Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project

The project consists of the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open-pit iron ore mine near Aupaluk, in Nunavik. The proponent estimates that the mine will generate from 10 to 20 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate product per year over a planned operation period of 48 years with a daily average extraction rate of 72,000 to 144,000 tonnes. The ore would be concentrated by a process based on gravity separation. For the shipment of the iron ore to European and Asian markets, the proponent is proposing to construct a marine terminal consisting of a 330 meter loading wharf, a tug moorage area, a commercial wharf and a causeway. The concentrate would then be pumped to the marine terminal through a 26 km long pipeline for shipping. The proponent may opt for a 190 MW thermal generating station as an energy source for his operations. Based on the proponent’s tentative timelines, production would start in 2016.



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August 5, 2014 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on December 10, 2012 for the preparation of an environmental impact statement.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
9 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.3 MB) December 10, 2012
8 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - October 11, 2012
3 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.8 MB) August 27, 2012

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Contacts

  • Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 901-1550, D'Estimauville avenue
  • Québec, QC, G1J 0C1
  • Telephone: 418-649-6444
  • Fax: 418-649-6443
  • Email: ProjetHopesAdvanceProject@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Aupaluk (Quebec)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
    • Transportation
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2012-10-11
  • Proponent

    Oceanic Iron Ore Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

    80008
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