Ben Kuzmich - Mineral exploration permit

Instrument type: Mineral exploration permit

ERO number
019-3368
Ministry reference number
PR-21-000036
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Energy
Notice stage
Decision Updated
Decision posted
Comment period
March 19, 2021 - April 18, 2021 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This proposal notice is being updated to advise the public that the permit application is still under review and the Ministry has placed the application on Temporary Hold to allow for additional time to adequately consider any concerns. The original proposal date and comment period have not been altered.

January 14, 2022

This consultation was open from:
March 19, 2021
to April 18, 2021

Decision summary

The Director of Exploration has made a decision on the exploration permit application PR-21-000036 to Benjamin Kuzmich for early exploration activities Geraldton, Ontario

The decision is to : Issue

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located approximately 112 kilometres north of Geraldton, Ontario, in the Ogoki Lake Area, Speckled Trout Rapids Area, Tennant Lake Area and Durer Lake Area, District of Thunder Bay, NW Region.

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Proponent(s)

Ben Kuzmich
452 Parkwood Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7A 2J2
Canada

Decision details

On January 14, 2022 the ministry issued an exploration permit 112 kilometres north of Geraldton, Ontario, in the Ogoki Lake Area, Speckled Trout Rapids Area, Tennant Lake Area and Durer Lake Area, District of Thunder Bay, North West Region.

This permit will allow the company to conduct:

  • mechanized drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)
  • mechanized 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)
  • line cutting (greater than 1.5 metres in width)

The exploration permit was issued once all Indigenous communities and the public had the opportunity to provide comment or raise their concerns. The issued exploration permit is valid for a period of three years from the date of issue.

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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 (Thunder Bay)
Address

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

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-3368
Ministry reference number
PR-21-000036
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Proposal posted

Comment period

March 19, 2021 - April 18, 2021 (30 days)

Proposal details

Ben Kuzmich 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 Ben Kuzmich to carry out are as follows:

Mechanized drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)

  • mechanized 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)
  • line cutting (greater than 1.5 metres in width)

 The potential disturbance from the activities are described as:

Line cutting (greater than 1.5 metres in width): is done to prepare an area of mineral potential for further geological or geophysical activities. The potential environmental disturbance includes (but are not limited to): cutting trees and vegetation greater than 1.5 metre corridor with an axe, machete or chainsaw, clearing underbrush, and driving wood pickets into the ground.

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.

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)
Address

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

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from March 19, 2021
to April 18, 2021

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