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Environmental assessment underway for Scully Mine project in Lab West

Wabush Mines
Wabush Mines

WABUSH, NL - Tacora Resources Inc.’s proposal to reactivate the Scully iron ore mine and mill near Wabush has been registered with the provincial government for an environmental assessment.

The company is planning to operate the existing facility for a minimum of 15 years at an expected annual production rate of 6.25 million metric tonnes once fully operational. The ore deposit covers an area of approximately 23 square kilometres.

The major components of the mine reactivation include open pit dewatering, site infrastructure reactivation, concentrator equipment repair and improvement, open pit mine preparation, and commencement of mining and beneficiation.

Operations at the Scully Mine were curtailed in 2014 and idled in 2015.

The project was registered with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment on Oct. 3 with a deadline for public comments set for Nov. 9.

Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce’s decision is due by Nov. 17.

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