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Bending Lake Iron Project

Ambershaw Metallics Inc., a subsidiary of Legacy Hill Resources, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit iron ore mine and an on-site metal mill, located 49 kilometres southwest of Ignace, Ontario. As proposed, the Bending Lake Iron Project would have a 30- to 40-year mine life with an ore production capacity of 23,000 tonnes per day. The metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 25,000 tonnes per day.

Latest update

August 21, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency commenced an environmental assessment and is inviting public comments until September 20, 2019 on the draft guidelines for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement. This document specifies what should be examined during the environmental assessment.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
9 Draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.4 MB) August 21, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - August 21, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - August 21, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.9 MB) July 12, 2019

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  • Location

    • 49 kilometres southwest of Ignace (Ontario)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Ambershaw Metallics Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
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