About Champion

Leader in High-Grade
Mining & Development

Discover the unique vision of a company that instills its mark worldwide
in iron ore exploration and development.

Listed on the stock market, focused on performance

Champion Iron Limited, through its subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore Inc., owns and operates the Bloom Lake Mining Complex, located on the south end of the Labrador Trough, approximately 13 km north of Fermont, Québec. Bloom Lake is an open-pit truck and shovel operation with a concentrator, and it ships iron ore concentrate from the site by rail, initially on the Bloom Lake Railway, to a ship loading port in Sept-Îles, Québec. The Bloom Lake Phase I plant has a nameplate capacity of 7.4 Mtpa and produces a high-grade 66.2% Fe iron ore concentrate with low contaminant levels, which has proven to attract a premium to the Platts IODEX 62% Fe iron ore benchmark. In addition to the partially completed Bloom Lake Phase II project, Champion owns a portfolio of exploration and development projects in the Labrador Trough, including the Kamistiatusset Project located a few kilometres south-east of Bloom Lake, and the Consolidated Fire Lake North iron ore project, located approximately 40 km south of Bloom Lake. The Company sells its iron ore concentrate globally to customers in China, Japan, the Middle East, Europe, South Korea, India and Canada.

Champion Iron represents the future of the Canadian iron mining industry.

Proven
management
Skilled
workforce
Innovative
technologies
Major investments in state-of-the-art EQUIPMENT
An exemplary environmental approach

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A strong history of value creation
and operational ability

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June 20, 2019

Champion Iron announces an after-tax IRR of 33.4% in feasibility study for the phase II expansion at Bloom Lake.

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June 20, 2019

Reports strong first year results
Achieves record production of 6,994,500 wmt of high-grade 66.4% Fe concentrate and strong operating cash flow of $176.7 million for the first full year.

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February 22, 2018

Commissioning of the mine
The first train loaded with 16,500 metric tonnes of high-grade 66% Fe concentrate from QIO’s Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine (“Bloom Lake”) left Fermont for Sept-Îles.

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April 11, 2016

Champion Iron, through its subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore, acquired the Bloom Lake Mine and related rail assets from affiliates of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

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February 7, 2013

Champion Iron presented the results of a preliminary feasibility study for the Consolidated Fire Lake North (CFLN) project, located in the center of the Fermont Iron Ore District (FIOD). The study estimates the CFLN’s net present value at $3.3 billion, net of 8% cash flow, with a 30.9% internal rate of return and a 3.4-year payback period for initial capital.

The average production of iron ore concentrate will yield 9.3 million tonnes annually (Mtpa), with an impressive 66% Fe iron content over a 20-year mine life.

A resource of
Superior Quality

The high-grade concentrate is obtained from an iron oxide ore—a high quality, coarse specular hematite—which liberates at an 850-micron grind size, with no sign of deleterious elements.

The company continues to increase its efforts to eliminate risks related to its projects and to maximize economic aspects by working with other stakeholders in the Labrador Trough.

To learn more about Champion Iron and its subsidiaries, contact us.