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Baffinland mine moves 1st load of iron ore to port site

Nunavut's newest mine is up and running, as Baffinland transported its first load of iron ore from the Mary River mine to its port site at Milne Inlet on Sept. 8.
Heavy equipment works halfway up the deposit at the Baffinland Iron Mine site at Mary River in 2014. The mine sent its first load of ore to the Milne Inlet port site on Sept. 8. (Baffinland)

Nunavut's newest mine is up and running, as Baffinland transported its first load of iron ore from the Mary River mine to its port site at Milne Inlet on Sept. 8.

The iron ore produced from the mine will be stockpiled at Milne Inlet until next summer's shipping season.

The company says the quality of the ore means no processing is required before it's sent to market.

Construction is continuing on the Milne Inlet port.

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