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By Rose Ragsdale
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Operator proposes iron mine expansion

Regulators, public weigh Baffinland's plan to double exports North of 60 Mining News – April 30, 2021

 

Last updated 5/6/2021 at 3:59pm

Baffinland Iron Mines COVID-19 Mary River Canada Nunavut Inuit First Nation

Baffinland Iron Mines Ltd.

Because of its northern location, the Mary River Mine stockpiles up to 3.5 million metric tons of iron ore at its port at Milne Inlet for shipment to market during the Arctic open-water season between July and November.

As Nunavut regulators wrapped up a contentious final series of hearings in April on a proposed expansion of the Mary River iron ore mine on Baffin Island, the Canadian territory got hit with a new outbreak of COVID-19, this time in Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital.

Baffinland Iron Mines Ltd. has operated Mary River, one of the largest and northernmost iron mines in the world, for six years. The compa...



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