The Claim Group Inc. - 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 Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
March 22, 2022 - April 21, 2022 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This proposal notice is being updated on May 10, 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 May 24, 2022.

May 10, 2022

This consultation was open from:

March 22, 2022
to April 21, 2022

Proposal summary

The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to The Claim Group Inc. to undertake early exploration activities. The location of the activities is the township of East of South Bluff Creek Area, District of Cochrane.

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located approximately 65 kilometres southeast of the Town of Moosonee, Ontario, in the township of East of South Bluff Creek Area, District of Cochrane, 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: 585967

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The Claim Group Inc.
6282 County Road 2
Odessa, ON
K0H 2H0

Proposal details

The Claim Group Inc. 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 Claim Group Inc. to carry out are as follows:

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

The potential disturbance from the activities are described as:

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 (Timmins)

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

Office phone number


Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from March 22, 2022
to April 21, 2022

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