Patrick Albert Culhane - Mineral exploration permit

Instrument type: Mineral exploration permit

ERO number
019-5437
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000095
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
April 29, 2022 - May 29, 2022 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
April 29, 2022
to May 29, 2022

Decision summary

The Director of Exploration has made a decision on the exploration permit application PR-22-000095 to Patrick Culhane for early exploration activities, in Melba and Benoit townships, approximately 25 kilometers north west of the town of Kirkland Lake.

The decision is to issue the mineral exploration permit.

Location details

Site location details

The exploration activities are located, in Melba and Benoit townships, approximately 25 kilometres north west of the town of Kirkland Lake.

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: 525015, 525016, 525017, 525018, 539384, 539385, 539430, 539652, 540190, 540191, 540192, 550078, 550476, 550477, 550478, 550479, 550480, 550670, 550671, 550905, 562780, 569624, 569625, 569626, 569627, 569628, 630016, 630017, 630018, 630019, 682536, 682537, 682538, 682539, 682540, 682541, 682542, 682543, 682544, 682545, 682546, 682547, 682548, 682549, 682550, 682551, 682552, 682553, 682554, 682555, 682556, 682557, 682558, 682559, 682560, 682561, 682562, 682563, 682564, 682565, 682566, 682567, 682568, 682569, 682570, 683027, 683028, 683029, 683030, 683031, 683032

Lease numbers instructions: “To view individual claims on a map please use the Mining Lands Administration System. Click on “Search by Location” and select “Mining Lease” to search by lease numbers or “Find a township” to search by township.”

Lease number: LEA-109680

Site location map

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Proponent(s)

Patrick Albert Culhane
255 Kenogami Lane
Box 361
Kirkland Lake, ON
P2N 3J1
Canada

Decision details

On June 17, 2022 the ministry issued the proposed early exploration permit.

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
  • line cutting

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.

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Effects of consultation

No comments were received through the Environmental Registry of Ontario resulting in no impact on the decision whether or not to proceed 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

Office phone number

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PO Box 3060
South Porcupine, ON
P0N 1H0
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Original proposal

ERO number
019-5437
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000095
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

April 29, 2022 - May 29, 2022 (30 days)

Proposal details

Patrick Culhane 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 company 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.
  • line cutting.

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.

Supporting materials

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Some supporting materials may not be available online. If this is the case, you can request to view the materials in person.

Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.

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 April 29, 2022
to May 29, 2022

Connect with us

Contact

Andrew Persad

Phone number
Email address
Office
Mineral Development Office (Northeast), Ontario Government Complex
Address

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