RJK Explorations Limited - Mineral exploration permit

Instrument type: Mineral exploration permit

ERO number
019-5578
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000201
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Decision Updated
Decision posted
Comment period
June 6, 2022 - July 21, 2022 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This proposal notice is being updated on August 3, 2022 to advise the public that the permit application is still under review and the Ministry is considering concerns raised by an Aboriginal community which warrant additional time to adequately consider. The original proposal date and comment period has not been altered. The anticipated decision date is August 5, 2022.

August 10, 2022

This consultation was open from:
June 6, 2022
to July 21, 2022

Decision summary

The Director of Exploration has made a decision on the exploration permit application PR-22-000201 to RJK Explorations Limited for early exploration activities.

The decision is to: issue the mineral exploration permit.

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located in the Township of Coleman, Ontario, in Gillies Limit township, District of Temiskaming, Northeast Region.

Claim numbers instructions: To view individual claims on a map please use the Mining Lands Administration System. Click on “I want to…” and select “Find a claim” to search by claim numbers or “Find a township” to search by township.

Claim numbers: 117310, 127038, 171630, 220347, 256320, 287097

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Proponent(s)

RJK Explorations Limited
4 AL Wende Avenue
Kirkland Lake, ON
P2N 3L1
Canada

Decision details

On August 5, 2022, the ministry issued the proposed early exploration permit.

This permit will allow the company to carry out the following activities:

  • mechanized surface stripping (greater than 100 square metres in a 200 metres radius)
  • pitting and trenching of bedrock (greater than 3 cubic metres in a 200-metre radius)
  • mechanized drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)

Plan activities

  • line cutting (less than 1.5 metres in width)
  • geophysical survey requiring generator type

The exploration permit was issued once all Indigenous communities and the public had the opportunity to provide comment or raise their concerns. The Exploration Permit duration will be up to 3 years with the possibility of renewal.

Comments received

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0

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0

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Effects of consultation

No comment was received through the Environmental Registry of Ontario resulting in no impact on the decision to proceed or not with this proposal.

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Mineral Development Office (Timmins)
Address

5520 Highway 101 E Highway
PO Box 3060
South Porcupine Ontario, ON
P0N 1H0
Canada

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-5578
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000201
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Proposal posted

Comment period

June 6, 2022 - July 21, 2022 (30 days)

Proposal details

The RJK Explorations Limited 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 the proponent to carry out are as follows:

  • mechanized surface stripping (greater than 100 square metres in a 200 metres radius)
  • pitting and trenching of bedrock (greater than 3 cubic metres in a 200-metre radius)
  • mechanized drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)

Plan activities

  • line cutting (less than 1.5 metres in width)
  • geophysical survey requiring generator type

The potential disturbance from the activities are described as:

Mechanized Surface Stripping: uses heavy equipment to remove vegetation and soil (overburden) from bedrock. The potential environmental disturbance includes (but are not limited to): use of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, excavators or forest harvest equipment, to remove soil from the bedrock, washing the bedrock by pumping water from nearby lakes, rivers or streams, and creation of access trails.

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.

Mechanized 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.

Line Cutting (less than 1.5 metres in width): the activity consists of line-cutting, using hand tools only. Potential environmental disturbances include clearing out the underbrush. In line cutting where there is ground cover present, potential environmental disturbances include clearing the brush and vegetation. In light underbrush there is likely little or no brushing. This is a one-time exercise and unless the underbrush is continually cleared, it will typically regenerate within the same or next growing season.

Geophysical Survey Requiring Generator Type: the activity consists of line-cutting, using hand tools only. Potential disturbances include clearing out underbrush to establish a grid in order to temporarily lay wire lines used to record geophysical measurements. In light underbrush there is likely little or no brushing. This is a one-time exercise and unless the underbrush is continually cleared, it will typically regenerate within the same or next growing season.

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 renewal.

Supporting materials

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Mineral Development Office (Timmins)
Address

5520 Highway 101 E Highway
PO Box 3060
South Porcupine Ontario, ON
P0N 1H0
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from June 6, 2022
to July 21, 2022

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