Ardiden Ltd. - Mineral exploration permit

Instrument type: Mineral exploration permit

ERO number
019-5624
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000168
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
June 15, 2022 - July 15, 2022 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
June 15, 2022
to July 15, 2022

Decision summary

The Director of Exploration has made a decision on the exploration permit application PR-22-000168 to Ardiden Ltd. for early exploration activities.

The decision is to: issue the mineral exploration permit

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located approximately 15 kilometres south of Pickle Lake, Ontario, in Coucheemoskog Lake area, District of Kenora, Thunder Bay North Region.

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Proponent(s)

Ardiden Ltd.
C/O Benton Resources, 84 Squier Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 4A8
Canada

Decision details

On July 27, 2022 the ministry issued the proposed early exploration permit

This permit will allow the company to conduct:

  • mechanized drilling (assembled weight greater than 150 kilograms)
  • line cutting (greater than 1.5 metres width)

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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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

Office phone number

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-5624
Ministry reference number
PR-22-000168
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 15, 2022 - July 15, 2022 (30 days)

Proposal details

The Ardiden Ltd. 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 drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)

Plan activities

  • geophysical survey requiring generator type

The potential disturbance from the activities are described as:

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.

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.

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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 June 15, 2022
to July 15, 2022

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