OTTAWA—BluMetric Environmental Inc. has won a $1.6-million contract to conduct portions of a pre-feasibility study for a mining project in Labrador.
According to the Ottawa-based company, it will conduct hydrogeological and geotechnical studies as part of the pre-feasibility phase of Labec Century Iron Ore Inc.’s Joyce Lake and area direct shipping ore (DSO) project in Labrador.
BluMetric’s professional services division will conduct the hydrogeological study, while partner LVM Inc. will conduct the geotechnical portion of the work.
The work will consist of drilling, packer testing, well installation and well testing, according to BluMetric.
“This contract is a result of our hydrogeological expertise, and emphasizes the reach BluMetric has in this discipline,” Nell van Walsum, president of BluMetric’s professional services division, said in a release.
“BluMetric’s experience with both remote situations and environmentally sensitive development mean that we can provide our partners with a reliable analysis of local hydrogeological challenges and responses for this pre-feasibility study.”
Labec Century Iron Ore is a joint venture between WISCO Canada Co. Ltd. and Century Iron Mines Corp.
The Joyce Lake project is an open-pit DSO project in Newfoundland and Labrador close to Schefferville, Que.
It is expected to produce approximately two million tonnes of DSO annually.
BluMetric’s work is scheduled to wrap up in December.