Value of Mineral Shipments

The gross value of mineral shipments for Newfoundland and Labrador is forecast to total $3.7 billion in 2017. This reflects a 29 percent increase from the 2016 estimated gross value and is primarily the result of an increase in the value of iron-ore shipments

Employment

Mineral industry employment in 2017 is projected to be 5,320 person years. This is a 19 percent decrease from the 2016 estimated 6,542 person years. The decline is the result of the elimination of construction employment associated with the completion of the Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Long Harbour processing plant in late 2016.

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.

Anaconda Mining Inc.

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

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Anaconda Mining Inc.

Anaconda Mining Inc. (Anaconda) operates the Point Rousse Project near Ming’s Bight on the Baie Verte Peninsula. The project consists of the Pine Cove gold mine and mill, the Stog’er Tight mine, an exploration/development project called the Viking Project, and a package of mineral exploration licences in the area. Anaconda created 90 person years of employment in 2016 and expects to create 95 person years of employment in 2017.

Anaconda entered into an Executive Arrangement Agreement with junior gold exploration company, Orex Exploration Inc. (Orex) on May 19, 2017. Orex’s principal property at Goldboro in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, consists of 37 contiguous claims (600 hectares), of which Orex has owned a 100% interest since 1988. Anaconda expects to accelerate the development of the project by barging ore to Pine Cove for processing at a lower capital cost than if Goldboro were a standalone project. Continued exploration work is taking place to determine mineral expansion potential.

In June 2017, Anaconda received $2 million in funding from ACOA and the Department of Tourism,Culture, Industry and Innovation in support of an innovative approach to mining narrow vein deposits. The ACOA loan of $1.5 million through the Atlantic Innovation Fund is conditionally repayable upon the success of the project. The $520,000 received through the Provincial GeoEXPLORE program is a grant. The funds will help establish a research and development project that will prototype and optimize a new technology that can cost-effectively mine steeply dipping narrow gold veins.

In an effort to increase mineable reserves beyond 2019, Anaconda is focusing on its Viking Project and Argyle Prospect. Anaconda remains optimistic about its Argyle Prospect and is continuing additional drilling to further define the extent and distribution of the resource. According to a July 2017 news release, Anaconda expects to publish a NI 43-101 compliant resource statement in the medium term.

In-situ waste rock from Anaconda’s Pine Cove operation continues to be mined, crushed, and shipped to the eastern seaboard of the United States for use in a land reclamation project. Anaconda generated $0.9 million from the aggregates venture in fiscal 2017.

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 Ltd. (AML) operates the Lower Cove Quarry, located on the south coast of the Port au Port Peninsula in western Newfoundland, consisting of high-calcium limestone and chemical-grade dolomite quarries. AML has processing and shipping facilities on site and has been operating for over twenty years. This operation is projected to generate 123 person years of employment in 2017.

Currently, AML operates one limestone and two dolomite quarries. AML has over a billion metric tonnes of reserves, including proven reserves of over 50 million metric tonnes of chemical–grade, high-calcium limestone, and 70 million metric tonnes of chemical-grade dolomite. Some reserves are only suitable for construction aggregates.

AML is extending existing quarrying activities into the White Hills area over the next 25 years. The annual total production rate will increase from two million tonnes a year to approximately three million tonnes per year. The anticipated labour requirements during the construction phase of the quarry extension will be approximately 64 contract workers.

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.

Barite Mud Services Inc.

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Barite Mud Services Inc.

Barite Mud Services Inc. produces a high-grade barite. Barite is extracted by dredging from ASARCO’s historic tailings pond in Buchans and processing the tailings on site. The product is sold into the local offshore oil and gas exploration industry. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 tonnes of tailings will be reprocessed to yield an annual production of 10,000 to 15,000 tonnes of barite for 15 years. The operation has winter constraints and employs 25 people seasonally plus 2 full time employees.

Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc.

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Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc. (BBAM)

Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc. ceased production in late 2012 at its mine near Glenwood. A combination of falling commodity prices, lower than expected ore grades and high operating costs led to the operation being placed into care and maintenance mode. The mine employed more than a hundred people at full production with the operation of a 450 tonneper-day mill. The company remains hopeful that operations will restart once ore prices improve.

Nine people are still employed at the operation, working in maintenance, geological, financial and security roles.

Canada Fluorspar (NL) Inc.

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Canada Fluospar (NL) Inc.

The Canada Fluorspar (NL) Inc. (CFI) project, located in St. Lawrence, consists of open pit and underground mines, a concentrator, wasterock piles and a man-made tailings facility with sufficient storage for the ten year mine life. Construction began in early 2016 and is expected to be completed at the end of this year. Peak construction employment is approximately 350 to 400 workers. Project capital costs are estimated at approximately $250 million.

Mining will begin with the development of the open pit mine known as the AGS Vein, producing up to 200,000 tonnes of fluorspar concentrate per year, while creating upwards of 200 full-time jobs over the mine life. CFI anticipates that operations will start at the end of 2017.

On March 9, 2017, CFI accepted a repayable loan of $17 million from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. While construction has been ongoing at the site, this funding will assist the company in advancing the project. In addition, on March 15, 2017, the federal government announced a spending commitment of $5 million to the CFI project. The repayable contribution is being provided through ACOA’s Business Development Program, and will help CFI with the acquisition and installation of processing equipment at the mine.

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

The Coal Brook Gypsum deposit is located in the St. George’s Bay area of western Newfoundland and is currently owned by Galen Gypsum Mines Limited (Galen). Galen restarted gypsum mining operations in July 2017 after production was last recorded at the mine in 2009. Galen’s seasonal gypsum operation is projected to generate 20 weeks of employment per year for eight workers. This equates to three person years of employment per year.

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.

Hi-Point Industries (1991) Ltd. is a local manufacturer of quality environmental and horticultural peat products. Its patented Oclansorb is an organic, nontoxic, nonabrasive, lightweight industrial oil absorbent used worldwide as a first response for handling hydrocarbon spills. Oclansorb is made from naturally occurring blonde sphagnum peat moss harvested near Bishop’s Falls. The operation expects to generate 20 person years of employment in 2017.

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.

Hurley Slate Works Company Inc. operated a slate quarrying and processing operation in Burgoyne’s Cove that shut down in August 2010.

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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The Iron Ore Company of Canada

The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) is one of Canada’s largest iron ore producers, operating a mine, concentrator and pellet plant at Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. IOC first began mining iron ore in the Schefferville / Menihek area of Québec and Labrador in 1954, expanding to Labrador West in 1962 where it has been producing at the Carol Lake project ever since. IOC is strategically situated to serve the markets of the Great Lakes from its year-round port facilities at Sept-Îles, Québec. A 418 kilometre rail line, Québec North Shore and Labrador Railway, links the mine to the port with iron ore destined to markets throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia–Pacific region.

IOC has ore reserves sufficient for approximately 26 years at the current rate of production. Production capacity at site is 23.3 million tonnes of concentrate of which over 13 million tonnes can be pelletized. Annual operating employment in Labrador is estimated at 1,839 person years. Total concentrate production in the first two quarters of 2017 was 9.7 million tonnes.

IOC has begun development of the $79 million Wabush 3 Project. The Wabush 3 Project is a new open pit that will allow flexibility in providing iron ore feed to its existing concentrator to achieve production at the mill’s rated capacity. Wabush 3 will provide a new source of iron ore to extend the operating life of its Carol Project. IOC also has another project registered for Environmental Assessment (EA) called the Sherwood North Pit. IOC will use ore mined from the Sherwood North Pit to maintain critical production levels until the new Wabush 3 Pit becomes fully operational.

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.

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)

Labrador Iron Mines Limited (LIM) has not undertaken any mining operations since 2014, initially due to continued operating losses followed by low iron ore prices. The company owns the Houston deposit that has a 43-101 compliant resource estimate of 40.6 million tonnes grading 57.6% iron.

On December 20, 2016, LIM successfully exited from the CCAA process whereby LIM’s plan of arrangement was approved by creditors. LIM has maintained its mineral claims in good standing, has carried out progressive rehabilitation work as required, and has continued to conserve cash through minimal expenditures.

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.

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) owns and operates the underground Ming coppergold mine and Nugget Pond mill located on the Baie Verte Peninsula and a port facility at Goodyear’s Cove. Current operations occur on a land package of 1,640 hectares.

RMM released its operating metrics for the second quarter of 2017 on August 21, 2017. The Nugget Pond mill produced 4,359 tonnes of concentrate during the quarter, containing 1,112 tonnes of saleable copper and 939 ounces of saleable gold. RMM expects to generate 185 person years of employment in 2017. The previous year employment level was 175 person years.

RMM is continuing the transition from its Phase I high-grade, massive sulphide Ming Mine to Phase II integration with low-grade ore from the Lower Footwall Zone (LFZ). RMM’s goal is to increasingly blend amounts of LFZ ore with the massive sulphides from the Ming Mine to increase production to at least 1,250 tonnes per day by fall 2017. Not only will RMM’s expansion extend the life of the mine to 2036, upon full execution, it will support upwards of 200 fulltime positions including contract services. The Phase II expansion is fully funded through an investment from CE Mining II Roma Limited, and a repayable contribution from ACOA’s Business Development Program.

On September 14, 2017, RMM announced the completion of the first hole from its exploration drilling program that was announced in June. The program is meant to explore the depth extension of both the LFZ and the massive suphide zone from the Ming Mine. Results from the first diamond drill hole confirmed the depth extension of the two ore zones. The results are encouraging for RMM as it supports the understanding that grades and thickness of the LFZ are improving at depth. Confirmation of the depth of the high grade massive sulphide zone could have a positive impact on the RMM’s blending strategy. The drill program is anticipated to continue over the remainder of the year.

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 (SME) is a mining company based in Labrador City that mined the Roy’s Knob silica deposit. SME produced high-grade silica quartzite (98 – 99.8%) from late 1999 to early 2009 and sold all product to Bécancour Silicon, Inc. of Québec under a 10 year contract.

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.

Tacora Resources Inc.

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On July 19, 2017, Tacora Resources Inc. (Tacora) announced that it closed the acquisition of assets associated with the Scully Mine, located in Wabush, Labrador through the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) process. The mine was formerly owned by Cliffs Natural Resources who idled the mine in February 2014 and closed it in October of the same year.

Tacora is an iron ore mining and development company focused on the acquisition and revitalization of iron ore assets. The privately held company is based out of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Tacora proposes to reactivate the Scully mine and mill and, once in full operation, produce 6.25 million tonnes of concentrate annually. Tacora has entered into a long term (five-year) offtake agreement with Cargill, an international metals supply chain company, for 100% of its concentrate product. Iron ore concentrate will be sold as feed for sinter plants and pelletizing plants.

On August 14, 2017, Tacora and the United Steelworkers Union held an information meeting in Wabush, where Tacora outlined intentions of completing a feasibility study over the next several months. Tacora stated that they have hired three individuals that have previously worked at the mine and plans to advertise other positions through social media and the company website. Tacora is striving to begin operations in the summer of 2018 and expects to employ approximately 250 people.

Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd.

URL: http://www.tatasteelcanada.com/

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Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd.

Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) operates a high-grade iron ore mine in the Menihek area of northwestern Labrador and is a joint venture between Tata Steel of India (77.68%), a large global steel producer; Ressources Québec (18%), the Government of Québec investment agency; and New Millennium Iron Corp. (4.32%), a Canadian junior mining company. Nine open pits in Labrador and two in Québec are to be developed over a 12 year mine life. First production occurred in September 2013.

TSMC’s iron ore deposits are Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) with processing requirements of crushing and screening to produce a marketable product of sinter fines. A total of 59 million tonnes of reserves have been measured for the project. In addition, the company has ten NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates totaling 78 million tonnes (Measured, Indicated and Inferred).

On April 9, 2017, TSMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Société du Plan Nord and Québec Iron Ore for the development and enhancement of the infrastructure facilities at Pointe-Noire in Sept-Îles, Québec. Work is ongoing at the port and is expected to be concluded by late 2017.

TSMC plans to develop the Howse property in Labrador. This DSO deposit will be a low capital mining venture and will use TSMC’s adjacent infrastructure. Open-pit drill and blast mining will be used and extracted ore will be crushed and screened on site. Ore will be trucked less than 5 km to TSMC’s rail loop, and railed to Sept-Îles. The company has estimated an 11 year mine life. Howse Minerals Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSMC based in St. John’s, was created for the purpose of developing the Howse property. The project was conditionally released from provincial EA and is awaiting release from federal EA.

Teck Duck Pond Operations

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

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Teck Duck Pond Operations

Teck Duck Pond Operations officially closed on June 30, 2015. The mine started producing copper and zinc concentrates in 2007 and exhausted the mineral reserves over an eight year mine life as originally planned. The project was located approximately 30 km southeast of Millertown and consisted of two small open pits, an underground mine, a concentrator (mill), tailings facilities and a 100-person operations camp. Concentrate was trucked to a storage and shipping facility in St. George’s and sold to smelters in North America and overseas.

At its peak, the mine employed over 350 people. Rehabilitation of the mine site has started and will be completed by 2018 followed by a period of environmental monitoring.

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. owns and operates the pyrophyllite mine and milling operation located in Conception Bay South. It also sells waste rock for use as aggregates in white cement. The company ships product from its own six-acre ship loading facility located within 6 km of the mine, and expects to generate 8 person years of employment in 2017.

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 a mine and mill in Voisey’s Bay, and a hydromet processing plant at Long Harbour. The mine started operations in 2005, and produces both nickel and copper concentrates. Through the first half of 2017, VNL reported production of 28,300 tonnes of nickel, 17,800 tonnes of copper, and 647 tonnes of cobalt from Voisey’s Bay.

Construction at the Long Harbour Processing Plant (LHPP) was completed in November 2016. The LHPP recently completed the seventh month of an estimated two-year ramp up schedule to a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonnes of finished nickel per year. At the end of July 2017, the LHPP was operating at 75% nameplate capacity.

Estimated employment for all aspects of the Voisey’s Bay Project, including the mine and processing plant, is anticipated to be 1,711 person years in 2017. This is significantly lower than the 2016 employment of 3,400 person years due to the completion of construction activity at the LHPP.

The Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion (VBME) Project is on hold as parent company Vale S.A. has placed its Base Metals Business, which includes all Voisey’s Bay operations, in a 60-day review, referencing poor business performance, due to depressed market conditions. Work surrounding the VBME Project has not ceased altogether; however, during the 60-day-review period no new contracts will be approved.

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 from the Scully Mine in Labrador in 1965. Cliffs Natural Resources (CNR) bought out its partners and became sole owner of the mine in 2011. Concentrate was railed for pelletizing in Pointe-Noire, Québec, until the pellet plant closed in 2013.

In February 2014, CNR announced that mining and concentrating activities at Wabush Mines would be idled; later in 2014, CNR announced that the mine was permanently closed. Wabush Mines entered the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) process and on July 19, 2017, Tacora Resources Inc. announced that it had closed the acquisition of assets associated with the Scully Mine.

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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