This consultation was open from:
June 21, 2022
to July 21, 2022
The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to Perry English to undertake early exploration activities in the McCaul & Schwenger Townships, Thunder Bay District, NW Region.
Site location details
The mining activities are located approximately 12 kilometres East of Atikokan, Ontario, in McCaul & Schwenger, District of Thunder Bay, NW Region.
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Claim numbers: 585519, 585520
Site location map
The location pin reflects the approximate area where environmental activity is taking place.View this location on a map opens link in a new window
608-3400 McDonald St
Perry English 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 surface stripping (greater than 100 square metres in a 200 metres radius)
- mechanized drilling (where the drill weight is greater than 150 kilograms)
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.
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.
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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