Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1794

St. Lawrence AGS Vein Fluorspar Mine        

Proponent:  Canada Fluorspar (NL) Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to develop a surface and underground fluorspar mine in St. Lawrence on the Burin Peninsula. The project includes construction and operation of a surface and underground mine of the AGS Vein, a mill facility, a tailings management facility/lagoon, ancillary infrastructure, and a marine terminal at Blue Beach Cove. The ancillary infrastructure to support the mine and mill will include access roads, conveyors, administration building, warehouse and maintenance building, concentrate storage building, etc. Construction of the mine is expected to begin in late 2015 and be completed in 2017.

  • June 12, 2015 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 22, 2015 - Deadline for public comments.
  • July 27, 2015 - The Minister’s decision is due.
  • September 4, 2015 - Environmental Preview Report is Required.
  • September 11, 2015 - Assessment Committee Appointed.
  • September 21, 2015 - EPR Guidelines Issued.
  • September 23, 2015 - EPR Submitted.
  • November 5, 2015 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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