Houston Beneficiation Plant

Labrador Iron Mines proposes to develop a beneficiation plant in western Labrador, approximately 20 km southeast of Schefferville, Quebec. The plant would process iron ore from the Houston 1 and 2 Deposits Mining Project, located nearby. The beneficiation process involves the crushing, screening, washing (with water) and magnetic separation of the rock. The plant would process up to 1.5 million tonnes of ore per year over a 12 year period.The project infrastructure would consist of the following components: beneficiation plant, stockpiles, reject and process water pipelines, approximately 750 m of site roads, and infrastructure for equipment and staff.

Latest update

April 18, 2013 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued its environmental assessment determination and decided that an environmental assessment of the designated project is not required.



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  • Location

    • Labrador (approximately 20 km southeast of Schefferville, QC) (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Labrador Iron Mines
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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