Name of the project /

Nunavik Nickel Project - Phase 2 b

Nunavik Nickel Project - Phase 2 b
Proponent /
Canadian Royalties inc.
Expected date of construction /
Community /

Affected area

Step of the procedure /

Project submission
Preparation of impact study
Review and public participation
Decision and authorization


Questions and comments (translation coming soon)

Decision pdf 499 KB


The nickel and copper deposit of the Delta project will be mined from an open pit and two underground mines with
a total lifecycle of about 7 years.

Several surface infrastructures will be necessary

 Access road to the site about 16 km from Ivakkak, with a right of way of 22 m on the ground, and crossing 5 permanent watercourses
(WC), 3 of which are fish habitats, and 2 intermittent WC
 Access roads to the various infrastructures on the Delta site
 Access road about 5.18 km long to the lake intended for drinking water withdrawal, with a right of way of 22 m on the ground, and
crossing 1 permanent WC, which is a fish habitat, and 3 intermittent WC.
 Mine infrastructures
o One open pit
o Two access portals to the underground mines
o Ventilation chimneys and emergency exit
o Temporary waste rock pile of 9.65 ha
o Two ore piles (one per underground mine)
o Clean and contaminated water catchment ditches
o MCP, retention dike and spillway
o Minewater treatment plant (WTP)
o Double effluent (sanitary + mine) in the Little Puvirnituq River.
o Pad and sifting and crushing equipment (for waste rock backfill)
o Two magazines (explosives + detonators)
o Domed cement slurry plant
 Related infrastructures
o Three quarries along the Delta-Ivakkak road
o Camp for a maximum of 150 workers
o Fresh water pumping station (at the lake)
o Potable water treatment plant
o Domestic wastewater treatment plant
o Maintenance shop and warehouses
o Other infrastructures related to the camp: core bank, maintenance shop, workshop, HW storage area, generators, electric cables,
oil tanks and service station.
o One or two telecommunication towers.
o Northern landfill (LEMN)