Bending Lake Iron Project

Ambershaw Metallics Inc., a subsidiary of Legacy Hill Resources, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit iron ore mine and an on-site metal mill, located 49 kilometres southwest of Ignace, Ontario. As proposed, the Bending Lake Iron Project would have a 30- to 40-year mine life with an ore production capacity of 23,000 tonnes per day. The metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 25,000 tonnes per day.


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Latest update

November 19, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada allocated a total of $664,298.00 in federal funds to 14 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment for this project.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.4 MB) October 4, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - August 21, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - August 21, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.9 MB) July 12, 2019

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Bending Lake Iron Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
600-55 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

  • Location

    • 49 kilometres southwest of Ignace (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Ambershaw Metallics Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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