Value of Mineral Shipments

Our province is host to high quality metal, non-metal and industrial mineral products sold nationally and internationally. When analyzing the overall performance of the mining industry, gross value of mineral shipments is the key measurement. The latest forecast is that the total gross value of mineral shipments will be near $3.8 billion for 2014. This is up slightly from the estimated 2013 value of nearly $3.7 billion. Forecasted values (2014) have been adjusted to include diminished shipments from the recent idling of Wabush Mines.

Iron ore, nickel, and copper are the most significant contributors to our minerals industry. Production also includes gold, cobalt, silver, zinc, peat, and industrial minerals.

Employment

Direct employment in the minerals industry hit an all-time record high for 2013 at 11,250 person years. Forecast employment numbers for 2014 decrease to 8,100 person years. This mainly is attributable to completion of phase 1 construction at the hydromet nickel processing facility at Long Harbour.

Abitibi-Price, ASARCO, NL BAROID

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Abitibi-Price, ASARCO, NL BAROID operated from 1981 through to 1984. Estimated annual employment is unknown. The mine, which was located in Buchans, produced barite.

Advocate Mines Limited

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Advocate Mines Limited operated from 1963 through to 1981. Estimated annual employment was 500 people. The mine, which was located in Baie Verte, produced asbestos.

Alderon Iron Ore Corporation

URL: http://www.alderonironore.com/

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Alderon Iron Ore Corporation (Alderon)

Alderon is advancing the Kami iron ore project near Wabush in Labrador West. The project has been released from environment assessment at both the provincial and federal level. In February 2014, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced sanctioning of a third power line from Churchill Falls to service the Labrador West area. On Febuary 25, Alderon announced completion of a power purchase agreement between the company and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The new power line will provide a reliable source of competitively priced electrical power for the Kami project.

The company has raised about $230 million in financing; $182 from Hebei Iron and Steel Group of China (equity, offtake, and limited partnership arrangements) and about $50 million equity financing from Liberty Metals and Mining Holdings LLC. Hebei is committed to funding a further $220 million for Kami and BNP Paribas has been engaged to secure up to $1 billion in debt financing. Worley Parsons has been awarded the EPCM contract and some long lead-time equipment has been ordered.

Capital costs are expected to be about $1.3 billion with the majority of construction expected to take place over 2014 and 2015. The project is expected to begin commissioning and production ramp-up in 2016. The project will provide about 800 construction jobs over an approximate two year construction period. Operating at full capacity, the Kami project will ship 8 million tonnes per year of iron concentrate and provide about 380 person years of on-site employment annually over a 30 year mine life.

Anaconda Mining Inc.

URL: http://www.anacondamining.com/

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Anaconda Mining Inc.

Anaconda Mining Inc. operates the Pine Cove gold mine and mill located in the Ming’s Bight area of the Baie Verte Peninsula. The open-pit operation processes about 900 tonnes of ore per day through the on-site mill. The company shipped about 15,000 troy ounces of gold in 2013 and provided about 68 person years of employment.

Current reserves suggest a further mine life of about six years. The mine life could be extended depending on the outcome of exploration on the property and on recently signed agreements on adjacent mineral claims.

Armstrong World Industries Canada Ltd. Newfoundland Minerals Division

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Armstrong World Industries Canada Ltd. Newfoundland Minerals Division operated from 1956 through to 1995. Estimated annual employment was 30 people. The mine, which was located in Manuels, produced pyrophyllite.

Atlantic Barite Limited

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Atlantic Barite Limited operated from 2006 through to 2010. Estimated annual employment was 18 people. The mine, which was located in Buchans, produced barite.

Atlantic Coast Copper Corp. Ltd.

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Atlantic Coast Copper Corp. Ltd. operated from 1961 through to 1969. Estimated annual employment was 160 people. The mine, which was located in Little Bay, produced copper and gold.

Atlantic Gypsum Ltd.

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Atlantic Gypsum Ltd. operated from 1952 through to 1961. Estimated annual employment was 20 people. The mine, which was located in Flat Bay, produced gypsum.

Atlantic Gypsum Resources Inc.

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Atlantic Gypsum Resources Inc. operated from 1996 through to 1998. Estimated annual employment was 2 people. The mine, which was located in Fischells Brook, produced gypsum.

Atlantic Minerals Limited

URL: http://www.atlanticminerals.com

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Atlantic Minerals Limited

Atlantic Minerals Limited operates limestone and dolomite quarries at Lower Cove on the Port au Port Peninsula in western Newfoundland. The operation includes a crushing and washing plant that produces chemical-grade high-calcium limestone, chemical-grade dolomite, and construction aggregates; and deepwater ship-loading facilities.

The company has undertaken capital projects that will increase capacity in 2014 from approximately 3 million tonnes per year (Mtpy) to 4 Mtpy. In January 2014, Atlantic Minerals made its first shipment of limestone to a European market. Total shipments from Lower Cove are forecast to increase from 2.6 million tonnes in 2013 to 3.1 million tonnes in 2014. Atlantic Minerals employs approximately 20 year-round and 110 seasonal employees.

Baie Verte Mines Inc.

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Baie Verte Mines Inc. operated from 1982 through to 1991. Estimated annual employment was 400 people. The mine, which was located in Baie Verte, produced asbestos.

Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc.

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Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc. (BBAM)

BBAM reactivated the antimony mine located in central Newfoundland in 2008. BBAM is owned by Hunan Nonferrous Metals Corporation (HNC), the largest antimony company in the world. During operations, stibnite ore from the underground mine was fed to a 450 tonne-per-day mill to produce a concentrate grading about 63%. The concentrate was trucked to Halifax for shipping to China.

In November 2012, BBAM suspended its operations because of high operating costs and lower than expected ore grades; layoffs followed in January 2013. BBAM has not identified a target date for re-opening the mine, and the operations have been placed on care and maintenance. An exploration program was started in 2013 to identify additional resources. Eleven employees are working at the site, compared to 106 during full production.

Classic Stone Inc.

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Classic Stone Inc. operated from 1993 through to 1996. Estimated annual employment was 8 people. The mine, which was located near Jumpers Brook, produced dimension stone (gabbro).

C-Mac Construction Limited

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C-Mac Construction Limited operated from 1996 through to 2002. Estimated annual employment was 2 people. The mine, which was located in Cormack, produced agricultural limestone.

Consolidated Rambler Mines

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Consolidated Rambler Mines operated from 1964 through to 1982. Estimated annual employment was 230 people. The mine, which was located in Baie Verte, produced copper , gold and silver.

Dimension Stone Inc.

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Dimension Stone Inc. operated from 1996 through to 1999. Estimated annual employment was 3 people. The mine, which was located in Goobies/Mount Peyton, produced dimension stone (granite).

Domtar Inc.

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Domtar Inc. operated from 1988 through to 1994 and under its subsidiary, St. George's Gypsum Mines Inc. form 1988-1990. Estimated annual employment was 60 people. The mine, which was located in Flat Bay, produced gypsum.

DOSCO

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DOSCO operated from 1913 through to 1965 and in 1969. Estimated annual employment was 51 people. The mine, which was located in Aguathuna, produced limestone.

Dunville Mining Co. Ltd.

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Dunville Mining Co. Ltd. operated from 1968 through to 1988. Estimated annual employment was 22 people. The mine, which was located in Villa Marie, produced silica.

Eagle Resources Limited

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Eagle Resources Limited operated from 1983 through to 1985. Estimated annual employment was 12 people. The mine, which was located in Collier Point, produced barite.

First Maritimes Mining Corp. Ltd.

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First Maritimes Mining Corp. Ltd.operated from 1957 through to 1967. Estimated annual employment was 253 people. The mine, which was located in Tilt Cove, produced copper, nickel and gold.

Flintkote Mines Ltd./Genstar

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Flintkote Mines Ltd./Genstar operated from 1961 through to 1987. Estimated annual employment was 85 people. The mine, which was located in Flat Bay, produced gypsum.

Galen Gypsum Mines Limited

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Galen Gypsum Mines Limited

Galen Gypsum started mining its Coal Brook gypsum deposit in the St. George’s Bay area of western Newfoundland in 1999. The company’s shipments were reduced substantially when Lafarge Gypsum Canada decided in 2007 to close its gypsum wallboard plant in Corner Brook. Galen then supplied small quantities of gypsum to Lafarge, which until 2009, manufactured stucco for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited. The Coal Brook mine has not operated since 2009. Galen Gypsum is investigating other market opportunities.

Green Bay Mining Limited

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North American Talc Company operated in 1974. Estimated annual employment was 30 people. The mine, which was located in Springdale, produced copper.

Gullbridge Mines Limited

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North American Talc Company operated from 1967 through to 1971. Estimated annual employment was 205 people. The mine, which was located in Gull Pond, produced copper.

Havelock Lime, A Division of Dickenson Mines Ltd.

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Havelock Lime, A Division of Dickenson Mines Ltd. operated from 1987 through to 1995. Estimated annual employment was 2 people. The mine, which was located in Cormack, produced agricultural limestone.

Hi-Point Industries (1991) Ltd.

URL: http://www.oclansorb.com/

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Hi-Point Industries (1991) Ltd.

This peat-moss processing company is located in Bishop’s Falls, central Newfoundland. Hi-Point is the producer of the oil absorbent product, "Oclansorb", and horticultural peat. The operation employs 15–20 people seasonally. Hi-Point has developed its Island Pond peat bog near the Gander Bay Highway for the production of additional horticultural peat.

Hope Brook Gold Inc.

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Hope Brook Gold Inc. operated from 1987 through to 1991. Estimated annual employment was 262 people. The mine, which was located in Hope Brook, produced gold.

Hurley Slate Works Company Inc.

URL: http://www.naturalslate.com/

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Hurley Slate Works Company Inc. (HSWC)

HSWC operated a slate quarry with processing facilities at Burgoyne’s Cove, Trinity Bay from 2000 to 2010. The company would generally operate from April through to December. The operation shut down in August 2010 and has not reopened since. The company has maintained its mining lease on the property since that time.

Industrial Minerals Corporation of Newfoundland

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Industrial Minerals Corporation of Newfoundland operated from 1938 through to 1947. Estimated annual employment is unknown. The mine, which was located in Manuels, produced pyrophyllite.

International Granite Corp.

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International Granite Corp. operated from 1996 through to 2005. Estimated annual employment was 18 people. The mine, which was located in Jumpers Brook, produced dimension stone (gabbro).

Iron Ore Company Of Canada

URL: http://www.ironore.ca/

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Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC)

IOC started producing iron concentrate from its Carol Lake (Western Labrador) project in 1962. The company operates several open pits, a concentrator, and a pellet plant at Carol Lake. Products are shipped over a 420-kilometre rail line to port facilities in Sept-Îles, Québec and onward from there by ocean-going bulk carriers.

Rio Tinto currently owns a majority stake in IOC (58.7%) with the balance held by Mitsubishi Corporation and the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation. Throughout 2013, media reports indicated that Rio Tinto was considering a sale of its IOC holdings; Rio Tinto has since stated that there is no immediate need to sell IOC and they would only look at offers that place a fair value on the company. IOC currently employs about 2000 people at the site and expects to ship about 17 million tonnes of product in 2014.

A recently completed concentrate expansion project increased nameplate capacity at the site to 22 million tonnes of product per year. A second phase of this expansion work is expected to increase production capacity to 23.2 million tonnes per year in 2014.

IOC has not publicly announced a decision on additional expansion at Carol Lake. However, the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation stated in recent public filings that further expansion beyond 23.2 million tonnes per year is on hold.

Iron Ore Company of Canada - Dolomite

IOC has mined dolomite for making fluxed pellets in Labrador West since 1986.

In 2009, the company started mining at the Plateau dolomite quarry near the Javelin road. In 2011, production was 135,000 tonnes. The company did not mine dolomite in 2012 or 2013 but plans to mine about 130,000 tonnes in 2014.

Iron Ore Company of Canada - Historical

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Iron Ore Company of Canada operated from 1954 through to 1983. Estimated annual employment was 650 people. The mine, which was located in Knob Lake, produced iron ore.

Island Aggregates/NCL Holdings

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Island Aggregates/NCL Holdings operated from 2003 through to 2007. Estimated annual employment is unknown. The mine, which was located in Cormack, produced agricultural limestone.

Island Tile and Slate Co.

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Island Tile and Slate Co. operated from 1986 through to 1988. Estimated annual employment was 18 people. The mine, which was located in Nut Cove, produced slate.

J. Tyler Mining Ltd.

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J. Tyler Mining Ltd. operated in 1980. Estimated annual employment was 12 people. The mine, which was located in Collier Point, produced barite.

Labec Century Iron Ore

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Labec Century Iron Ore Inc. (Labec)

Labec, a subsidiary of Century Iron Mines Limited, registered the Joyce Lake iron ore property for environmental assessment with the Department of Environment and Conservation (DOE&C) in October 2012. DOE&C since declared an environmental impact statement (EIS) to be necessary for the project and a committee has been appointed to advise the Minister on technical matters related to the EIS.

The Joyce Lake property is part of the larger Attikamagen project that straddles the Newfoundland and Labrador / Quebec provincial border about 20 km northeast of Schefferville. The Joyce Lake part of the property is wholly located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The proponent completed a mineral resource estimate and preliminary economic assessment in March, 2013.

The project began as a joint venture between Labec and Champion Iron Mines Ltd but on closing of a recently announced agreement, Labec will become 100% owner of the Attikamagen property. WISCO, a major Chinese steel producer, owns a 40% equity interest in Labec. The project could produce up to 12 million tonnes of direct shipping iron ore over a mine life of about 5 to 6 years with production beginning in 2015.

Labrador Inuit Development Corporation

URL: http://inuit.pail.ca/lidc.htm

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LIDC is the parent company of TUC, a subsidiary of the Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC), began quarrying anorthosite (labradorite) at Ten Mile Bay near Nain in 1992. The squared blocks received premium prices, primarily in Europe. Production was halted in 2010 because of economic and market factors. In 2011 TUC carried out a drilling program to assess the resources of the Ten Mile Bay quarry.

Labrador Iron Mines Limited

URL: http://www.labradorironmines.ca

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Labrador Iron Mines Ltd. (LIM)

LIM shipped 1.7 million tonnes of lump and fine iron products from the Silver Yards area in 2013. Initial shipments from the James mine occurred in 2011 and production at commercial rates began in April 2012. Mill feed for 2013 came from the James and Redmond mines in the Menihek area and from former IOC stockpiles located nearby. Employment provided by this project in 2013 was about 200 person years.

LIM has a two year agreement with IOC (2013 & 2014) during which all shipments are sold to IOC. IOC further sells the LIM shipments to RB Metalloyd Ltd. (RBM), a global commodity trader, through an off-take agreement between IOC and RBM. Under a related agreement, RBM provided LIM with $35 million dollars in project financing for working capital and to fund improvements at the Silver Yards processing plant in 2013. LIM has also formed a joint venture with Tata Steel Minerals Canada to prepare the Howse deposit for environmental assessment and development. This deposit is north of LIM’s Silver Yards operation and would be processed through TSMC’s mill which is nearer to the deposit.

Mining alternatives for 2014 are currently being assessed by the company. The James mine, Redmond and Gill deposits, and old IOC stockpiles are being considered as 2014 plant feed. The Houston mine and associated beneficiation plant, proposed as the next phase of project development, have been released from environmental assessment. Some development work is necessary to prepare the Houston deposit for mining. The Houston operation could provide about 2.5 million tonnes of annual shipments. A return to mining at LIM’s project in 2014 is subject to financing.

Lafarge Gypsum Canada Inc.

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Lafarge Gypsum Canada Inc. operated from 1999 through to 2001. Estimated annual employment was 6 people. The mine, which was located in Fischells Brook, produced gypsum.

Lodestone Ltd.

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Lodestone Ltd. operated from 1995 through to 1998. Estimated annual employment was 21 people. The mine, which was located in St. George's, produced magnetite.

Newfoundland Aggregates (1991) Ltd.

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Newfoundland Aggregates (1991) Ltd. operated in 1999. Estimated annual employment was 4 people. The mine, which was located in St. Georges, produced sand and gravel for export.

Newfoundland Fluorspar Ltd.

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Newfoundland Fluorspar Ltd.operated from 1937 through to 1978. Estimated annual employment was 225 people. The mine, which was located in St. Lawrence, produced fluorspar.

Newfoundland Resources & Mining Co. Ltd.

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Newfoundland Resources & Mining Co. Ltd. operated from 1990 through to 1995. Estimated annual employment was 15 people. The mine, which was located in Lower Cove, produced limestone and dolomite.

Newfoundland Slate Inc.

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Newfoundland Slate Inc. operated from 1989 through to 1998. Estimated annual employment was 56 people. The mine, which was located in Nut Cove, produced slate.

Newfoundland Zinc Mines Ltd.

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Newfoundalnd Zinc Mines Ltd. operated from 1975 through to 1990. The mine shut down in April of 1986 and then resumed production in September, 1987. Estimated annual employment was 170 people. The mine, which was located in Daniel's Harbour, produced zinc.

Newspar

URL: http://www.canadafluorspar.com

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Newspar

Newspar, a 50/50 joint venture between Canada Fluorspar Inc. (CFI) and Arkema, plans to reactivate the underground fluorspar mine at St. Lawrence, expand the existing mill, construct a new tailings management facility, and build a new deepwater marine terminal. Arkema is a global chemical company and France’s leading chemical producer.

In October of 2010 the project was released from environmental assessment. Government has committed a $17-million repayable contribution to help CFI construct the port facility for the export of fluorspar concentrates.

On January 30, 2013 CFI released the results of a new Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) completed for the St. Lawrence project. This PFS is based on updated capital and operating costs, and the existing resource estimate. Annual production of acid-grade fluorspar is estimated to average 131,000 tonnes over a 14-year mine life.

Newspar initiated a review of costs in 2012 and is considering a range of mining, milling, and infrastructure options for the project. A final business decision on the project will not be made until this review process is complete.

North American Talc Company

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North American Talc Company operated from 1904 through to 1906. Estimated annual employment was 45 people. The mine, which was located in Manuels, produced pyrophyllite.

North Star Cement Ltd.

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North Star Cement Ltd. operated from 1952 through to 2000. Estimated annual employment was 59 people. The mine, which was located in Corner Brook, produced shale and limestone.

Pennecon Limited

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Pennecon Limited operated in 1999. Estimated annual employment was 16 people. The mine, which was located in Boswarlos, produced Barite.

Phoenix Minerals Corporation

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Phoenix Minerals Corporation operated in 1998. Estimated annual employment was 18 people. The mine, which was located in Collier Point, produced barite.

Price-ASARCO Inc.

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Price-ASARCO Inc. operated from 1928 through to 1984. Estimated annual employment was 680 people. The mine, which was located in Buchans, produced base precious metals including copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver and barite.

R.K. Bishop

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R.K. Bishop operated from 1909 through to 1910. Estimated annual employment is unkonown. The mine, which was located in Manuels, produced pyrophyllite.

Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Ltd.

URL: http://www.ramblermines.com

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Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Limited

Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Limited (RMM) mines and processes copper and gold ore from the Ming mine on the Baie Verte Peninsula. The run-of-mine ore is trucked about 40 kilometres to the Nugget Pond mill where a copper concentrate containing payable gold and silver is produced. The concentrate is trucked from the mill to the company’s storage silo at Goodyear’s Cove from where it is shipped to smelting facilities under an off-take agreement with Switzerland based Transamine Trading. The Nugget Pond facility also has a gold hydromet mill that is used to process Ming mine ore or copper mill tailings selectively as project economics dictate. Mineral reserves remaining are sufficient for about 6 years of operation. In 2013, concentrate shipped from the site contained about 11 million pounds of copper. Gold and silver shipments for 2013 totalled about 3,700 and 13,000 troy ounces respectively. The project will provided about 168 person years of employment in 2013.

The company is conducting exploration work to determine the quantity and quality of extensions to the massive sulphide zones that contain the current reserves identified in the original feasibility study. RMM is also studying the development of the large tonnage Lower Footwall Zone at the Ming mine that could transition the mine into a bulk tonnage operation producing 3,500 tonnes of ore per day. The Lower Footwall Zone and / or further extensions to the massive sulphide zones could significantly increase the life of the operation. RMM has also entered into agreements with other companies that could lead to gold and base metal production elsewhere on the Baie Verte Peninsula and in central Newfoundland.

Raymo Processing Inc.

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Raymo Processing Inc. operated from 1996 through to 1997. Estimated annual employment was 7 people. The mine, which was located in Baie Verte, produced gold and silver.

Richmont Mines Inc.

URL: http://www.richmont-mines.com/

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Richmont Mines Inc. operated from 2001 through to 2004. Estimated annual employment was 80 people. The mine, which was located in Hammerdown, produced gold and silver.

Royal Oak Mines

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Royal Oak Mines operated from 1992 through to 1997. Estimated annual employment was 200 people. The mine, which was located in Hope Brook, produced gold.

Roycefield Resources Ltd.

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Roycefield Resources Ltd. operated from 1997 through to 1998. Estimated annual employment was 50 people. The mine, which was located in Beaver Brook, produced antimony.

Shabogamo Mining & Exploration Limited

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Shabogamo Mining & Exploration Limited

Shabogamo Mining and Exploration Limited is maintaining mineral rights to several silica deposits held within the Labrador West area. The company operated for several years, and supplied high-grade, silica rich quartzite to Bècancour Silicon Inc. in Quebec from 1999-2008.

The company is seeking new markets for its silica rich product, and continues with exploration work on its claims for other industrial minerals including muscovite, dolomite and quartzite.

St. Lawrence Corporation

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St. Lawrence Corporation operated from 1933 through to 1961. Estimated annual employment was 188 people. The mine, which was located in St. Lawrence, produced fluorspar.

St. Lawrence Fluorspar Ltd.

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St. Lawrence Fluorspar Ltd. operated from 1987 through to 1990. Estimated annual employment was 120 people. The mine, which was located in St. Lawrence, produced fluorspar.

Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd.

URL: http://www.nmlresources.com/

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Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd.

Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd. (TSMC) is a direct shipping (high grade) iron ore joint venture between Tata Steel of India and Canadian company, New Millennium Iron Corp. The first load of iron ore from the project was shipped in September 2013 (under an agreement with IOC) from Sept-Îles to Tata Steel Europe’s plants. Shipments for 2013, at 240 thousand tonnes, came from the company’s dry screening plant. The year-round processing plant and associated railway spur is expected to be operational in 2014 and enable shipments to ramp up to 3 million tonnes and to 4.2 million tonnes by 2015. Year-round operations at the site will employ about 180 - 200 people with an expected project life of about 12 years.

TSMC and New Millennium Iron Corp. are also conducting a feasibility study on the Labmag iron ore project located in the Menihek area. Several development options are being considered for Labmag, and should the project proceed, it could produce 23 million tonnes per year of iron pellets and concentrates. TSMC is also involved in a joint venture with Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (LIM) on the Howse iron ore deposit. The Howse deposit is located north of LIM’s Silver Yards plant, nearer TSMC’s year-round plant, where iron ore from the Howse deposit would be processed.

Teck Duck Pond Operations

URL: http://www.teck.com/

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Teck Duck Pond Operations

Teck Resources Limited (Teck) owns the Duck Pond project located approximately 30 kilometres southeast of Millertown. The project consists of two small open pits, an underground mine, a concentrator (mill), tailings facilities and a 100-person operations camp. The mine started producing copper and zinc concentrates in 2007. The concentrates are trucked to a storage and shipping facility in St. George’s and sold to smelters in North America and overseas.

Teck carried out a drilling program on the Lower Duck deposit in 2013, and the company announced in February 2014 that they have determined that it will be uneconomic to mine. The deposits now being mined will be exhausted in the first half of 2015, after which time the mine will be permanently closed.

Teck is continuing mining/milling with an average of 262 employees and 90 contract workers year-round, and 5 seasonal employees in 2014. Duck Pond's production in 2014 is expected to be in the range of 14,000 to 16,000 tonnes of copper and approximately 15,000 tonnes of zinc.

Teranov Mining Corporation

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Teranov Mining Corporation operated from 1991 through to 1994. Estimated annual employment was 44 people. The mine, which was located in Baie Verte, produced asbestos.

Terra Nova Granite (2007) Inc.

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In late 2007, the Hurley Group of Companies purchased Terra Nova Granite Inc. from Central Holdings Inc. The purchase included the production facility, equipment, and inventory located at Jumpers Brook near Bishop’s Falls in central Newfoundland. The operating company, Terra Nova Granite (2007) Inc., focused on producing blank monuments, architectural and landscape products, and countertop slabs mainly for export markets. Approximately 20 people were employed at peak production in 2010. The operation is currently shut down.

Torngait Ujaganniavingit Corporation (TUC)

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Torngait Ujaganniavingit Corporation (TUC)

Torngait Ujaganniavingit Corp. has reported to the Mineral Development Division of the Department of Natural Resources, that it has exhausted the resource it held in Northern Labrador, and that it will no longer operate its anorthosite quarry. Over the summer months, a final shipment of good quality stone was exported. The company has been instructed to rehabilitate the site, including signage on the property.

Trinity Brick Products Limited

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Trinity Brick Products Limited operated from 1886 through to 1999. Estimated annual employment was 8 people. The mine, which was located in Milton, produced bricks from clay and shale.

Trinity Resources Ltd.

URL: http://www.trinityresources.ca

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Trinity Resources Ltd.

Trinity Resources Ltd. (TRL) is a privately held company operating a pyrophyllite mine in Manuels, Conception Bay South, NL. The company is involved in the mining and processing of pyrophyllite which has varied uses in the plastics, fiberglass, ceramics, cement, and paint industries. Products sold from the mine include pyrophyllite ore and powder, and waste rock sold as aggregate.

TRL owns a deep water loading facility in the neighbouring community of Long Pond, Conception Bay South. The company has improved its product through upgrades and investments in specialized equipment that remove impurities. The company is presently seeking ISO 9001 certification.

The mine employs 18 people year round.

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited

URL: http://www.vbnc.com/

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Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited (VNL) operates the Voisey’s Bay mine and mill in Labrador and is constructing a hydromet processing plant at Long Harbour. The mine started operating in 2005 and produces both nickel and copper concentrates. Once the hydromet processing plant is completed, it will process Voisey’s Bay nickel concentrates into finished nickel, copper and cobalt metal products.

VNL reported production during the first nine months of 2013 at 46,000 tonnes of nickel, 27,000 tonnes of copper and 970 tonnes of cobalt. Production was on track with the previous year despite scheduled maintenance at the mill during the second quarter of 2013.

Employment for all aspects of the Voisey’s Bay Project including both Labrador and Long Harbour is anticipated to be 2500 person years for 2014. Approximately 500 people are employed at the Voisey’s Bay mine site and the balance associated with the processing plant at Long Harbour. About 300 of the operational staff at Long Harbour have been hired but construction is the biggest contributor to the project’s 2014 employment estimate.

VNL reported that at the end of October 2013, it had attained Phase I construction mechanical completion at the Long Harbour plant. This includes bulk construction, building construction, equipment, piping, electrical and instrumentation installation. During the first half of 2014, VNL plans to complete commissioning of process plant circuits and begin start-up as areas are commissioned with the introduction of chemicals, reagent and nickel feed. First nickel production from the initial low impurity nickel matte feed is expected in the third quarter. VNL is completing the engineering design and will begin construction of Phase II that includes the remaining systems required to process Voisey’s Bay nickel concentrate into finished nickel, copper and cobalt.

Government and VNL agreed on amendments to the Development Agreement that were necessary due to construction delays at Long Harbour. The amended agreement provides VNL with time to complete the nickel processing plant and an additional concentrate export exemption to ensure continuity of operations at Voisey’s Bay. The agreement includes a commitment by VNL to an underground mine at Voisey’s Bay, underpinned by financial and other assurances. The underground mine is projected to start producing ore in 2019 and will generate additional employment and industrial benefits to the province.

Wabana Iron Ore Mines

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Wabana Iron Ore Mines operated from 1894 through to 1966. Estimated annual employment was 2300 people. The mine,located on Bell Island, produced iron ore.

Wabush Mines

URL: http://www.cliffsnaturalresources.com/EN/aboutus/GlobalOperations/Documents/IronOreFactSheet.pdf

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Wabush Mines

Wabush Mines started mining iron ore and producing concentrate from the Scully Mine in Labrador in 1965. Cliffs Natural Resources bought out its partners and became sole owner of the mine in 2011. The concentrate was railed for pelletizing in Point Noire, Québec until the pellet plant was closed in 2013. In February 2014, Cliffs announced that mining and concentrating activities at Wabush would be idled and the mine would be considered for sale or closure. About 400 employees will be laid off; 50 to 100 people will remain over the next year to put the idle into effect.

Whalesback Mine

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Whalesback Mine operated from 1965 through to 1972. Estimated annual employment was 102 people. The mine, which was located in Springdale, produced copper.

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