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town (1991 pop. 303), E central Que., Canada, on the Labrador border. With the closure of the Iron Ore Co. in 1983, the town shut down almost completely.
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a city in Canada, on the Labrador Peninsula, in the province of Quebec. Population, 3,300 (1971). Schefferville was founded in 1954 in connection with the development of the Knob Lake iron ore deposit. The ore is shipped out by the railroad that connects Schefferville with the port of Sept-Îles.

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('SMI'), is engaged in the exploration and development of iron ore projects in the central part of the Labrador Trough region, one of the major iron ore producing regions in the world, situated in the Menihek area in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Province of Quebec, centered near the town of Schefferville, Quebec.
In 1956 Jack Ives received his PhD, followed by his appointment in 1957 as the first director of the McGill Subarctic Research Laboratory in Schefferville, Quebec. The 1950s and 1960s, and 1 would add the 1970s, were indeed the "golden age" of Canadian federal research as well as federally supported research.
The Welsh company owns 26% of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (LIM) which operates the mine at Schefferville, Quebec.
This is the best bush plane ever," Harvey Calden told me as he gently banked his vintage, pontoon-equipped DeHavilland Beaver over one of the countless lakes along the Quebec/Labrador border about 50 miles northwest of Schefferville, Quebec. "Beavers and Otters are pretty much what you see up here.
The fens near Schefferville, Quebec (54 [degrees] 48 [minutes] N, 66 [degrees] 40 [minutes] W), are located in a geologically diverse area known as the Labrador Trough (Dimroth 1978).
Houston, which is LIM's principal asset, is situated in Labrador about 25 kilometres southeast of the town of Schefferville, Quebec. Together with the Malcolm deposit, considered to be its northwest extension, Houston is estimated to contain a NI 43-101 resource of 40.6 million tonnes grading 57.6% Fe.
The money raised will be used for infrastructure improvements at its site near Schefferville, Quebec.
The company's fortunes are dominated by its investment in the Canadian venture near Schefferville, Quebec.
The first 10 years of operation of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory ("the Lab"), located at Schefferville, Quebec, in the centre of the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula, are the focus of this book.