Griffith Iron Ore Redevelopment Project

Ares Strategic Mining Inc. proposes the redevelopment of the former Griffith Mine within the Township of Ear Falls in northwestern Ontario. The Project would involve the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a past-producing open pit iron ore mine. The proposed project would produce approximately 16,000 tonnes of ore per day, with a mine life of approximately 20 years. The iron ore would be milled on-site to produce slightly more than 4,000 tonnes per day of hot briquetted iron.

Please note that the proponent for this project was previously Lithium Energy Products Inc. and Northern Iron Corporation.

Latest update

June 24, 2021 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada terminated the environmental assessment of the project at the request of the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
14 Notice of Termination - June 24, 2021
12 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.3 MB) June 24, 2013
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - April 29, 2013
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - April 26, 2013
3 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (9.2 MB) March 12, 2013


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  • Location

    • Ear Falls (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Ares Strategic Mining Inc. (formerly Lithium Energy Products Inc. and Northern Iron Corporation)
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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