By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Revised plan for mining Mary River iron

Operator proposes sustainable approach for future production North of 60 Mining News – June 2, 2023


Last updated 6/22/2023 at 2:53pm

A ship loaded with iron ore mined at Mary River in Nunavut leaves Milne Inlet.

Baffinland Iron Mines Ltd.

Baffinland Iron Mines is seeking approvals to increase the tonnage of iron ore it is allowed to ship from its Mary River mine to 6 million metric tons for both 2023 and 2024.

Six months after the Canadian government rejected a plan to double approved output from the Mary River iron mine on Nunavut's Baffin Island, the mine's operator, Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., is working to get the green light to move ahead with a different proposal.

The new plan, which the company calls a "Sustaining Operations Proposal," surfaced in December, about a month after federal Northe...

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