Nuinsco Resources Ltd. - Mineral exploration permit

Instrument type: Mineral exploration permit

ERO number
Ministry reference number
Notice type
Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
January 14, 2022 - February 13, 2022 (30 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
February 13, 2022

Proposal summary

The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to Nuinsco Resources Ltd. to undertake early exploration activities approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Terrace Bay, Ontario, in the Killala Lake Area, District of Thunder Bay.

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Terrace Bay, Ontario, in the Killala Lake Area, District of Thunder Bay

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Nuinsco Resources Ltd.
115-2420 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
K1V 8S1

Proposal details

Nuinsco Resources Ltd. has submitted an application to the ministry for an exploration permit as required under the Mining Act for prescribed early exploration activities.

The activities that this permit would allow Nuinsco Resources Ltd. to carry out are as follows:

  • mechanized drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)
  • pitting and trenching of bedrock (greater than 3 cubic metres in a 200-metre radius)

The potential disturbance from the activities are described as:

Pitting and Trenching: are conducted to gain a greater visual understanding of the rock. The potential environmental disturbance includes (but is not limited to): the removal of surface soil, exposed rock as well as excavation or blasting of rock leaving shallow holes or trenches that vary in depth and length from the use of heavy equipment.

Drilling: provides rock samples from below the surface. Testing the samples determines the properties of the soil and rocks, including mineral and metal content. Potential environmental disturbances include (but are not limited to): clearing surface terrain for “drill pads” (small areas cleared for drill rigs and/or helicopters), installing casings (hollow steel pipes called the collar), and pumping water from a sump, nearby lakes, rivers or streams.

Proponents are required to follow provincial standards for early exploration to minimize the impacts to public health, safety and the environment from early exploration activities described above. You can find the standards in the Activities Information Sheets or on the Ministry website under Mining Act Policies, Standards and Directives (see links in “Related links” section).

This notice is provided to receive comments that can be considered in the decision-making process prior to the issuance of an exploration permit.

An Exploration Permit does not relieve the proponent from compliance with any other requirements that are set out under the Mining Act or any other Act. All activities included in the Exploration Permit proposal must be carried out in compliance with Ontario Regulation 308/12 and the Provincial Standards for Early Exploration. The Exploration Permit duration will be up to 3 years with the possibility of one renewal for up to three years.

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Mineral Development Office (Thunder Bay)

435 James Street South
Suite B002
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6E3

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