North American Palladium’s operations and exploration potential represent the long term future of our business. The Lac des Iles (LDI) mine features a unique, world class ore body with modern infrastructure, including both an underground mine and an open pit mine.

In 2017, the Company made the successful transition to the sublevel shrinkage (SLS) mining method in the lower part of the mine. SLS replaced the longhole, open stopping method, which left ore in remnant pillars and created ground control issues. Moving to the SLS method has increased total ore recovery, lowered operating costs, raised production rates and improved geotechnical ground conditions. The Company is also applying similar, low-cost, underground bulk mining methods in the upper part of the mine, in order to become one of Canada’s largest and lowest cost underground metal mines.

Life of Mine Plan

On October 2, 2018, NAP published an updated Feasibility Study for its Lac des Iles mine property as part of its current Technical Report for the property.


In recent years, the exploration and mine geology team has significantly added to the mineral inventory on its Lac des lles mine property.

See NAP's detailed Mineral Reserves and Resources Data as of October 2, 2018 here.

Technical Reports

Technical Reports - October 2, 2018
Technical Reports - June 7, 2017
Technical Reports - April 20, 2015
Technical Reports - March 31, 2014
Technical Reports - Frebruary 19, 2013
Technical Reports - November 20, 2010