Canadian Mining Journal


APATITE: Arnaud project receives environmental okay

QUEBEC – The proposed Arnaud open pit and apatite concentrator near Sept-Iles has received a positive environmental assessment decision from the federal government. The project is owned by Mine Arnaud, a private company with headquarters in Sept-Iles, QC.

The owner says it is planning a mine and mill with a 30-year life aimed at creating 300 direct and 435 indirect jobs in the Sept-Iles area over the long term as well as 1,000 construction jobs. Annual output will be 1.3 million tonnes of apatite concentrate (39-40% P2O5) bound for agricultural fertilizer producers. The mill will contain grinding, magnetic separation and flotation circuits ahead of thickening, filtering and drying. Concentrate storage facilities will be established in Port Noire.

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