Canada Silver Cobalt Works - Mineral exploration permit

Instrument type: Mineral exploration permit

ERO number
019-5261
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000052
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
March 22, 2022 - April 21, 2022 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
March 22, 2022
to April 21, 2022

Decision summary

The Director of Exploration has made a decision on the exploration permit application PR-22-000052 to Canada Cobalt Silver Works for early exploration activities approximately 11 kilometres south-west of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, in Eby Township, District of Cochrane, Northeast Region.

The decision is to: Issue.

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located approximately 11 kilometres south-west of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, in Eby Township, District of Cochrane, Northeast Region.

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Claim numbers: 192312, 327167

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Proponent(s)

Canada Silver Cobalt Works
2875 av Granada
Rouyn-Noranda, QC
J9Y 1J1
Canada

Decision details

On May 11, 2022 the ministry issued an exploration permit near approximately 11 kilometres south-west of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, in Eby Township, District of Cochrane, Northeast Region to conduct mechanized drilling and stripping.

This permit will allow the company to conduct mechanized surface stripping: uses heavy equipment to remove vegetation and soil (overburden) from bedrock and Drilling providing rock samples from below the surface. Testing the samples determines the properties of the soil and rocks, including mineral and metal content.

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

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-5261
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000052
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

March 22, 2022 - April 21, 2022 (30 days)

Proposal details

Canada Silver Cobalt Works 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 Canada Silver Cobalt Works 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)

Plan activities

  • line cutting (less than 1.5 metres 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.

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.

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 March 22, 2022
to April 21, 2022

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Michael Young

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Email address
Office
Mineral Development Office (Timmins)
Address

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

Office phone number