When it comes to rugged beauty, few sites can match that of Atlantic Minerals’ Lower Cove operation on Newfoundland’s Port au Port peninsula on the southwest shore of the island.
Located 200 feet above the Cabot Straight facing south to the Atlantic Ocean, the Lower Cover quarry occupies 2,900 acres of land, (plus an additional 13,000 acres of Licensed Claims on the Port au Port peninsula) containing a billion tonnes of reserves, including Proven Reserves of over 100 million metric tonnes of chemical-grade, high-calcium limestone, and 70 million metric tonnes of chemical grade dolomite.
In addition to these massive amount of reserves, the Lower Cover operation also features a network of processing equipment that takes the quarried materials from the drilling and blasting stages through crushing, sizing and finishing, to stockpiling and finally to ship-loading conveyors to the company’s marine loading facility adjacent to the site.
With a variety of products destined to world markets, Atlantic Mineral’s Lower Cover site is ideally situated for loading up to 3000 tonnes per hour into Panamax-class vessels. The company has the capacity to produce and ship ~3.5 mt/year of finished product.
A linear stacker enables Atlantic Minerals to also stockpile more than 1 million metric tonnes of material while waiting for shipment to as far away as South America or just across the Cabot Straight to customers in Prince Edward Island. What and wherever the demand, Atlantic Minerals has the resources.