Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1486

Labrador, Hutton Garnet Beaches - South Beach Bulk Sampling

Proponent: Freeport Resources Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to collect a bulk sample of up to 2150 cubic metres of unconsolidated garnet sand from the surface of the South Beach deposit. The site of the proposed undertaking is located approximately 350 kilometres north of Nain, Labrador. Access to the site is by boat. No construction is required. The operation will consist of removal of sand for testing and to make garnet concentrates at an off-site processing facility. This project is weather dependent, with bulk sampling scheduled to begin from mid July 2010, over a period of one to two weeks.

  • March 31, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 6, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • May 15, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • July 27, 2010 - The project was released.

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