Rogue Disappointed by Blocking of Silicon Ridge

Rogue Resources Inc of Toronto, ON has announced that the Quebec government has turned down the company’s permit application for its Silicon Ridge project. The company has received a formal refusal from the Ministere des Forets de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) regarding its permit application.

Rogue says that after six years of investment in the project, it will now pivot to seek fair compensation of its investment, the project value, and other damages.

Sean Samson, Rogue’s CEO, said, “It’s very disappointing to be told that our project is now officially blocked, but frankly, given the long delays in the process and lack of any open solution-oriented dialogue with MFFP representatives since mid-2017, it is not a total surprise.”

The Silicon Ridge project was expected to have a 20-year mine life with 200,000 tonnes of quartz mined per year. Rogue planned to target both commodity and specialized markets.

Volume 35, Issue 07

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