High Tide Resources Corp. provide an update for its flagship Labrador West Iron Project (“Lab West” or “The Project”).
The Company has contracted SEM Ltd. to start collection of environmental baseline data at High Tide’s Labrador West Iron Ore Project. This work will establish a preliminary Ecological Land Classification and start collection of Aquatic Habitat Baseline information. There are two main watercourses identified in the region and habitat identification will be one of the key value ecosystem components (“VEC”) for the Environmental Assessment (“EA”) process. The identification of VECs forms a critical component in the EA process.
SEM Ltd. is a NL-based Indigenous multidisciplinary consulting firm with a highly qualified team of specialists. It is very experienced in the EA process throughout Canada and will aid in the Company’s effort to develop its data collection in an efficient and effective manner.
Michael T. Zurowski, Executive Vice President of High Tide states, “I am pleased to be working with SEM again and, as always, impressed by its high levels of professionalism, both in its technical competence, but also its social and cultural conscience in working towards entering and completing the EA process. Commencing environmental data collection at Lab West marks an important early-stage step in the advancement of the Project. Current and future work will focus on the production of Direct Reduction Quality concentrate and pellets which we feel will be an important contributor for the much-needed raw materials to allow the shift to low-carbon and eventual zero-carbon future for the Iron and Steel Industry.
Iron Ore and the Labrador Trough Infrastructure Advantage
The Labrador Trough of western Labrador and adjoining Quebec constitutes Canada’s primary iron producing district and is host to world-class deposits that have been mined for more than half a century producing over 2 billion tonnes of iron ore to date. The high quality of the deposits in the region allows for a wide range in product diversity, which includes premium fines, concentrate and pellet grades. Importantly, the low-carbon emission future will require Direct Reduction Quality concentrate and pellets, two products that the Trough is producing and is considered to have significant growth potential to help support a “Green Iron and Steel” future.
The Property (see location map appended to this press release) is strategically located near the mining communities of Wabush and Labrador City in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador and Fermont in Quebec. The area is home to Champion Iron Ore’s Bloom Lake Mine, ArcelorMittal’s Mont-Wright Mine, Tacora Resources’ Scully Mine, and Rio Tinto IOC’s Carol Lake Mine.
The Wabush and Labrador City region is very well served with skilled labour, a highway, as well as access to abundant low-cost hydroelectricity and a common carrier railway. The railway has ~80 million tonnes per year of capacity for transport of iron products to the deep-water port of Sept Isles, Quebec, which provides year-round access to global markets.
About High Tide
High Tide is focused on and committed to the development of mineral projects critical to infrastructure development using industry best practices combined with a strong social license from local communities. High Tide owns a 100% interest in the Labrador West Iron Project which hosts a NI 43-101 Inferred iron resource of 654.9 Mt @ 28.84% Fe and is located adjacent to IOCC’s Carol Lake Mine in Labrador City, NL. This resource is exposed at surface and was pit constrained for an open-pit mining scenario. The Technical Report was filed on SEDAR on April 6, 2023 and was authored by Ryan Kressall M.Sc., P. Geo, Matthew Herrington, M.Sc., P. Geo, Catharine Pelletier, P. Eng. and Jeffrey Cassoff P. Eng.
The Company also owns a 100% interest in the Lac Pegma copper-nickel-cobalt deposit located 50 kilometres southeast of Fermont, Quebec. Majority shareholder Avidian Gold (TSX.V: AVG) controls approximately 30% of High Tide’s outstanding shares.
Further details on the Company, including a NI 43-101 technical report on the Labrador West Iron property can be found on the Company’s website at www.hightideresources.com .
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Michael Zurowski, P.Eng., Executive Vice President of High Tide, who is a Qualified Person as defined in “National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.”
For further information, please contact:
Steve Roebuck, P. Geo Michael Zurowski, P. Eng
Director, President & Interim CEO Executive Vice President
Mobile: (905) 741-5458 Mobile: (416) 357-9753
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