Municipal Affairs and Environment


Registration 1936

Foxtrot Rare Earth Element Mine      

Proponent: Search Minerals Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to develop a rare earth element mine in southeastern Labrador, nine kilometres northwest of St. Lewis, to mine for elements such as Neodymium, Praseodymium, Europium, Terbium, Dysprosium, and Yttrium. The mine will progress from an open pit operating for six months of the year (May to October) to underground where it will operate 12 months of the year. An onsite processing mill will produce 10 tonnes of product per day and will operate year round. The product will be stored at the mill site until ready to be trucked to the destination market. Other onsite facilities will include a waste rock dump, ore stockpile, dry stack residue pad, crusher and processing facility, a polishing pond, and administrative buildings. The mine is expected to be in production for 14 years and will employ between 139 and 222 individuals.

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