Canadian Mining Journal


LITHIUM-TANTALUM: Critical Elements submits EIS for Rose project

QUEBEC – Critical Elements Corp. of Montreal has officially submitted the environmental impact statement to the Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for its Rose lithium-tantalum project in the James Bay region.

Spodumene-lepidolite core from phase two exploration drilling at the Rose project. (Credit: Critical Elements Corporation)

The study outlines the potential environmental footprint for the Rose project. It also cover the methods for identifying potential social and territorial impacts and the various initiatives proposed.

Critical Elements will undoubtedly make adjustments to its plans following review with the authorities and a series of public hearings.

The Rose deposit contains indicated resources of 26.5 million tonnes averaging 1.30% lithium oxide equivalent or 0.98% Li2O (259,700 tonnes of Li2O or 642,238 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent). There is also an inferred resource of 10.7 million tonnes at 1.14% Li2OEq or 0.86% Li2O (92,020 tonnes of Li2O or 227,565 tonnes of Li2CO3Eq).

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