Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1840

Lower Cove Quarry Extension   

Proponent:  Atlantic Minerals Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes a quarry extension for an area of approximately 140 hectares adjacent to their existing operations in the White Hills area on the Port au Port Peninsula.  The quarry extension will include a haul road approximately 2 to 3 kilometres long, settling ponds, office building and maintenance facility.  The quarry extension is planned to extend existing operations for approximately 25 years based on an estimated annual production of two million tonnes of high-grade calcium limestone and one million tonnes of dolomite limestone.  The quarry extension is planned to be initiated in 2017.

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