Natural Resources
July 3, 2019

Minister Congratulates Beaver Brook Antimony Mine on First Shipment

The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, is congratulating China Minmetals Corporation on their first shipment of concentrate from the Beaver Brook Antimony Mine to China on June 19. There have been approximately 100 jobs created at the Beaver Brook Antimony Mine.

At full production, 160,000 tonnes of antimony ore will be mined per year and processed into concentrate. Antimony alloys are used in batteries, low friction metals and cable sheathing, among other products. Antimony compounds are used to make flame-proofing materials, paints, ceramic enamels, glass and pottery.

On March 8, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Minister Coady, and Huang Chongbiao, Vice President of China Minmetals Corporation announced the reopening of the Beaver Brook Antimony Mine in Central Newfoundland.

Projects such as the re-opening of Beaver Brook Antimony Mine demonstrate the success and great potential of Newfoundland and Labrador’s mining industry. Through Mining the Future 2030 – A Plan for Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Industry is guiding actions to ensure mining continues to be a significant contributor to the provincial economy.

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“Congratulations to the dedicated team at Beaver Brook Antimony Mine on shipping their first load of concentrate. This is a significant milestone in the operation and a major step forward for our mining industry. Our mining industry continues to thrive as we work together to unlock our natural resource wealth and create safe high paying jobs and supply opportunities.”
Honourable Siobhan Coady
Minister of Natural Resources

“The positive economic impact and 100 jobs Beaver Brook Antimony Mine has brought to Central Newfoundland will provide many benefits to our area for years to come. Congratulations to all employees on this significant milestone.”
Honourable John Haggie
MHA for the District of Gander and Minister of Health and Community Services

“China Minmetals is pleased with the successful startup and continued operation of the Beaver Brook Antimony Mine. Working with responsible environmental stewardship and safety as our first and foremost priority, our employees are safely and efficiently exceeding production targets while keeping costs controlled and in line with our budget. We look forward with confidence to the continued safe and successful operation of Beaver Brook Mine and the many benefits and shared prosperity that this project will yield in Glenwood and throughout Central Newfoundland.”
Brendan Alexander
President and General Manager, Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc.

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Premier Ball Releases Mining the Future 2030 - A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Industry

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Premier Ball Welcomes Reopening of the Beaver Brook Mine and Creation of Jobs in Central Newfoundland

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Media contacts
Kathryn Summers
Natural Resources
709-729-0425/730-2522
kathrynsummers@gov.nl.ca

Jackie Watkins
Constituency Assistant to Honourable John Haggie
MHA for Gander
709-256-3729, 424-3781
JackieWatkins@gov.nl.ca

Brendan Alexander
Beaver Brook Antimony Mine Inc.
709-679-5866, 902-719-6174
balexander@bbamnl.com 

2019 07 03                              2:15 p.m.