Whabouchi Mining Project

Nemaska Lithium Whabouchi Mine Inc. is proposing to construct, operate and decommission an open-pit surface and underground spodumene mine for the purpose of producing lithium. The project is located 30 kilometres from Nemaska and 280 kilometres north-northwest of the municipality of Chibougamau. As proposed, the project includes the operation of an open-pit and underground mine, a waste and tailings impoundment area, an ore concentrator, administrative and maintenance buildings. The mine would have a production capacity of approximately 3,000 tonnes per day over an estimated mine life of 26 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly Nemaska Lithium Inc.


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Latest update

September 27, 2017 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency took an enforcement action (French only) against the proponent on September 26, 2017, for allegedly contravening certain conditions set out in the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement.



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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Email: postdecision@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Nemaska and north-northwest of Chibougamau (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Nemaska Lithium Whabouchi Mine Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

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