James Bay Lithium Mine Project

100 kilometres east of James Bay (Quebec)

Reference number: 80141
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Galaxy Lithium (Canada) Inc.
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2017-12-14
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

April 7, 2019 - The public comment period on the Environmental Impact Statement is closed. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is considering comments received on the potential environmental effects of the project and any proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects, as described in the summary of the proponent’s Environmental Impact Statement.

About the Proposal

Galaxy Lithium (Canada) Inc. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open-pit lithium mine located approximately 100 kilometres east of James Bay and the Eastmain Cree Village, in Quebec. As proposed, the James Bay Lithium Mine Project would have an estimated mine life of 15 to 20 years, and produce on average 5,480 tonnes of ore per day. The project would include an open-pit mine and concentrator facility, tailings, waste rock, ore and overburden storage areas, as well as related infrastructure.


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For questions or information, please contact:

James Bay Lithium Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
Email: CEAA.MineBaieJames.ACEE@canada.ca

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