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Foxtrot Rare Earth Element Mine Project

Proponent:  Search Minerals Inc.
Phase:  Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment Type:  EA by Responsible Authority
MPMO Officer:  Sabrina Lachance
Status:  Active/In Progress





Project Details    
Project Name: Foxtrot Rare Earth Element Mine Project
Proponent Name: Search Minerals Inc.
Phase: Environmental Assessment
Federal Review Status: Active/In Progress
Sector: Minerals and Metals
Environmental Assessment Type: EA by Responsible Authority
Project Location: 10 kilometres west of St. Lewis (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Province/Territory:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Project Description

The construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of a new rare earth element mine located 36 km southeast of Port Hope Simpson and 10 km west of St. Lewis, NL. The Foxtrot mine would have an estimated life of 14 years; the first 8 of which would be open pit mining while the last 6 years would be underground mining. During the open pit operations, mining would be for 6 months of the year, at a rate of 2000 tonnes/day. The underground phase of the mining project would run 12 months of the year at a rate of 1000 tonnes/day.