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.


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Latest update

August 5, 2014 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on January 15, 2013 for the preparation of an environmental impact statement.

May 14, 2015 - The proponent has updated its summary of the project description to account for the removal of the rail line between the project site and Sept-Iles and the storage site at the Port de Sept-Iles from its proposal.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
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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Fire Lake North Iron Ore Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550, avenue d'Estimauville
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

  • Location

    • Fermont (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Champion Iron Mines Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

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