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    Pits and Quarries

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    Iqaluit Quarry Area 1 and Area 2

Completed Screening

  • Government of Nunavut
  • Danny Zita
  • PO Box 272
  • Kugluktuk, Nunavut X0B 0E0 Canada
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The Iqaluit quarry deposits are proposed sites currently being explored by the Government of Nunavut and the City of Iqaluit that will be used to extract aggregate (gravel, sand etc...) to meet the construction demands of the community. These sites are located north and north-west of Iqaluit. The equipment that will be working on site if approved will be dump trucks to hall aggregate, crushers to break up material and loaders to extract aggregate.These quarries will remain active until all its aggregate are depleted. The City will use the proceeds from Quarry permit fees to remediate the area to a point in which the area’s vegetation can grow back. These sites contain gravel, sand and silt suitable for construction purposes and road maintenance in reasonable quantities which makes these sites desirable locations. The sites are in reasonable proximity to Iqaluit which results in easier access for the residents of the community to retrieve gravel and also minimizes costs to the contractors and the City due to the fact that the dump trucks do not need to travel long distances. There are existing access roads to both quarry site 1 and quarry site 2. The Government did explore other quarry sites but we felt this was the best option due to the reasonable proximity to Iqaluit, its gravel reserves and the quality of the gravel.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • Application screening completed 2019-06-12
  • NOI Issued 2019-06-10
  • SDR Issued 2019-06-10
  • Board voting 2019-06-10
  • Technical advisor assigned 2019-05-31
  • Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2019-05-28
  • Commenting period 2019-05-27
  • Application screening started 2019-05-01
  • South Baffin
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