Canadian Mining Journal


SPODUMENE: CEAA okays N.A. Lithium project, DFO next

The primary crusher at North American Lithium mine in northern Quebec. (Image: North American Lithium)

QUEBEC – The spodumene mine 60 km north of Val d’Or proposed by North American Lithium of Toronto has been deemed not to pose an environmental risk under terms of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

North American lithium is developing an open pit spodumene mine and processing plant. About 23,000 tonnes of battery grade lithium carbonate will be produced annually. The property has proven and probable reserves of 17.1 million tonnes grading 0.94% lithium oxide. Over $400 million has been invested in the project to date.

The proposal now goes to the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans for further examination.

More information about the project is available at