Fire Lake North Iron Ore Project

Champion Iron Mines Ltd. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open-pit mine and an iron concentrate processing plant on the mine site located near Fermont, Quebec. The proposed project consists also of constructing an access road connecting the site to Route 389. The proponent predicts that the mine would generate 65,700 tonnes per day for a period of 25 years.

Latest update

August 29, 2022 – The environmental assessment of the Fire Lake North Iron Ore Project has terminated. The proponent has not provided the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada with the required information or studies within the legislated time limit.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
14 Notice of Termination - August 29, 2022
11 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.6 MB) January 15, 2013
7 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - November 16, 2012
3 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (10.9 MB) October 1, 2012


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  • Location

    • Fermont (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Champion Iron Mines Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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