Whabouchi Mining Project

Nemaska Lithium Inc. is proposing to construct, operate and decommission an open-pit surface and underground spodumene mine for the purpose of producing lithium. The project is located 30 kilometres from Nemaska and 280 kilometres north-northwest of the municipality of Chibougamau, Quebec. As proposed, the project includes the operation of an open-pit and underground mine, a waste and tailings impoundment area, an ore concentrator, administrative and maintenance buildings. The mine would have a production capacity of approximately 3,000 tonnes per day over an estimated mine life of 26 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly Nemaska Lithium Whabouchi Mine Inc.

Latest update

September 19, 2023 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued an amended environmental assessment Decision Statement to the Proponent. The Analysis Report describes the amendments made to the Decision Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
108 Amended Decision Statement PDF (371 KB) September 19, 2023


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  • Location

    • Nemaska and north-northwest of Chibougamau (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Nemaska Lithium Inc.
  • 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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