Municipal Affairs and Environment


Roy’s Knob - Labrador City Quartzite Mine

Proponent:   FerroQuartz Labrador Inc. 

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to expand and operate and then decommission and reclaim a former quartzite mine approximately six kilometres north-northwest of Labrador City.  The existing mine was in operation from 1999 to 2008 by Shabogamo Mining and Exploration Ltd.  The high grade quartzite was crushed and screened onsite then transported by truck to a processing facility in Wabush where the material was washed and sorted.  The final product was transported by railway to Quebec and smelted.  The proponent plans to expand the previous operation to include crushing, screening, washing and sorting onsite.  The footprint may also be expanded by an additional 18.4 hectares within the mineral licence to accommodate material storage and processing, if required.

  • September 9, 2015 - The undertaking was registered.
  • October 16, 2015 - Deadline for public comments.
  • October 24, 2015 - The Minister's Decision is due.
  • November 13, 2015 - Minister's Decision Extended.
  • December 23, 2015 - Environmental Preview Report required
  • January 21, 2016 - Environmental Assessment Committee appointed.
  • May 10, 2018 - The Minister announced that the project is withdrawn.


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