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Magy Pit Extension 

Proponent: Iron Ore Company of Canada

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) plans to expand the boundaries of an existing pit to support its ongoing operations in Labrador City. IOC has been operating the Carol Project in Labrador City since the early 1960’s and the Magy Pit Extension Project is an extension of the existing Magy Pit, which is part of the Humphrey South mining area. The proposed Magy Pit Extension is situated within IOC’s existing mining leases and encompasses approximately 25 hectares of land. Activities associated with the proposed project will involve vegetation/tree clearing, overburden removal and stockpiling, haul road development, pit development, drilling and blasting, transporting waste rock to an existing waste dump and transporting ore to existing on-site facilities for processing. Contractors will be used for the pit development and IOC’s existing workforce, equipment and infrastructure will be utilized during operations activities associated with the proposed project. The proposed open pit mining operations in the Magy Pit Extension will be carried out using IOC’s existing mining practices. IOC will use ore mined from the Magy Pit Extension to supplement concentrator feed sourced from other areas of its operations. Developing the Magy Pit Extension will provide sufficient additional ore to fill the plant capacity.

 
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