Canadian Mining Journal


IRON ORE: Champion arranges off-take, financing with Glencore for Bloom Lake

The processing plant at Bloom Lake where iron ore mining is expected to resume. (Credit: Champion Iron)

QUEBEC – Montreal’s Champion Iron has secured conditional financing of $31 million from Glencore International for its Bloom Lake iron ore mine reopening. As part of the deal, Champion and Glencore will enter into an off-take agreement with fixed terms for 10 years.

As a result of this agreement, Champion is reducing the amount of its previously announced public offering to $20 million from $50 million.

The Bloom Lake mine will be operated by Champion subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore. QIO has arranged a conditional financing of $220 million toward reopening. The property lies 13 km north of Fermont and 10 km north of the Mount Wright iron ore mine.

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