Canadian Mining Journal


Tungsten: Northcliff’s Sisson project receives environmental approval

Sisson field techs at the project site. Credit: Northcliff Resources

Northcliff Resources Ltd., on behalf of Sisson Mines Ltd., is pleased to announce that the Federal Cabinet has approved the Sisson Tungsten and Molybdenum Mine Project, after a rigorous federal environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”).

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, who recommended approval of the project was quoted in a news release by the New Brunswick government: “The Sisson project will bring about significant new economic opportunities to the people of New Brunswick,” said federal Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “During construction and operations, it will create jobs and generate business opportunities, for Indigenous peoples and nearby communities. This project will also help rejuvenate New Brunswick’s mining industry and add a source of tungsten to Canada’s mineral production.”

Northcliff President & CEO Chris Zahovskis said, “Successful completion of the environmental assessment process is an important milestone in the development of the Sisson Mine. The decision reinforces the thoroughness of the environmental assessment submitted by the Sisson Partnership, reflecting our commitment to create a project that will bring economic benefits to New Brunswick while protecting the environment. Our focus now will be on securing offtake and financing to advance the project.”

Documentation related to CEAA review process for the Sisson Mine Project, including the Decision Statement and the Environmental Assessment Report, can be accessed from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website

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