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Mines

Mining is one of Newfoundland and Labrador's largest and oldest industries, and a major contributor to the economy of our province, especially in rural areas. More than fifteen mineral commodities have been produced or mined in the province. Five metal mines currently produce iron ore, nickel, copper, cobalt and gold. Other operations mine pyrophyllite, limestone and dolomite, amongst other commodities. Our mining and mineral exploration companies directly provide high-paying jobs to more than 7000 men and women throughout the Province. Expenditures by these companies find their way into all corners of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Request for Proposals for Exempt Mineral Land at the Fischells Brook Area

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is undertaking the disposal of the mineral rights for the Fischells Brook property via a public request for proposals. The Fischells Brook property is located inland from St. George’s Bay, on the island of Newfoundland, roughly 11 km east of the town of Fischells. The property is currently designated an “exempt mineral land”, meaning that the mineral rights are reserved for the Crown.

All inquiries must be directed to the Department Representative Brad Way at bradway@gov.nl.ca

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Industry Overview

Newfoundland and Labrador has a large and diversified minerals industry that provides a wide variety of commodities to the world market. This industry ranges from world class iron and nickel mines which supply the steel industry, to producers of industrial stone such as granite, slate and limestone used for building construction and aggregate. For current information on the province’s mining industry, go to: Mining Overview

The province also hosts a vigorous mineral exploration sector, including many locally-based companies and individuals who provide expertise and financing to seek the next generation of mineral wealth. Exploration for base and precious metals and industrial minerals is conducted throughout the province, and provides a useful source of employment in rural areas, as well as the potential for new industrial growth.

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