"**The Mary River Project ("the Project") consists of 9 high-grade direct-ship iron ore deposits referred to as Deposit Nos 1 through 9. The Project is a proposed iron ore mine and associated facilities located on North Baffin Island, in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. Baffin Island is home to Inuit, who enjoy a culture that is unique and traditional to arctic regions.
The Project involves the construction, operation, closure, and reclamation of an open pit mine. The high-grade iron ore will be mined crushed, screened, transported to the coast and shipped to potential customers and as such, no chemical processing facilities are required for this Project. All major Project components will operate year round and, based on the currently-defined iron ore mineral reserve.
The Mary River site is located about 160 km south of the community of Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik) and 1000 km northwest of Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Project facilities will be sited in the mine area at Mary River. Site conditions play an important role in the planning and execution of the Project. The area experiences bitter cold in the wintertime and 24-hour darkness from November to January. Summers bring 24-hour daylight from May to August, but continued cool to cold conditions. While these conditions are typical of arctic environments, they will affect planning and logistics relative to most Project activities; but especially to shipping, procurement, construction, and field investigations. **" Copied from Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation.
The rocks are about 75% pure iron so you can actually weld rocks together!
What a shame! 20 years gone. Then, again, I do use a lot of steel tools. I guess the old adage is true -- "can't have our cake and eat it too."
They have about 3 more large "hills" that are very rich in iron ore that will also be leveled. Of course it will keep us both in tools till for a hundred years!!
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