Matt Downey - 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 Mines
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 18, 2022 - December 18, 2022 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:

November 18, 2022
to December 18, 2022

Proposal summary

The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to Ring of Fire Metals to undertake early exploration activities in BMA 527 854 & BMA 527 861 areas.

Location details

Site location details

The mining activities are located approximately 340 kilometres North of Longlac, Ontario, in BMA 527 854 & BMA 527 861, District of Thunder Bay, NW 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: 107374, 111202, 111498, 120124, 120125, 122251, 123461, 130540, 131693, 133080, 135036, 135054, 137161, 148886, 157204, 162712, 165826, 170688, 170689, 184116, 184346, 197305, 200664, 228822, 235250, 236321, 236578, 237763, 251640, 252496, 255813, 255814, 256498, 257379, 257380, 257381, 257382, 264522, 273107, 279935, 280146, 292180, 293511, 298619, 298735, 300184, 303048, 304489, 304490, 305151, 312382, 316444, 323972, 324680, 330288, 334591, 341840

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Matt Downey
212 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5H 1K5

Proposal details

Ring of Fire Metals 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:

Plan activities

  • line cutting (less than 1.5 metres in width)

The potential disturbance from the activities are described as:

Line Cutting (less than 1.5 metres in width): the activity consists of line-cutting, using hand tools only. Potential environmental disturbances include clearing out the underbrush. In line cutting where there is ground cover present, potential environmental disturbances include clearing the brush and vegetation. 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)

435 James Street South
Suite B002
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6E3

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Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from November 18, 2022
to December 18, 2022

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