Michael Thompson - 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 Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
April 6, 2023 - May 6, 2023 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This proposal notice is being updated on May 25 2023 to advise the public that the permit application is still under review and the Ministry is considering concerns raised by an Aboriginal community which warrant additional time to adequately consider. The original proposal date and comment period have not been altered.  The anticipated date of decision is unknown.

This consultation was open from:

April 6, 2023
to May 6, 2023

Proposal summary

The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to Michael Thompson (“the proponent”) to undertake early exploration activities.

Location details

Site location details

The early exploration activities are located approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Hornepayne, Ontario, in Lizar Township, District of Algoma, Northeast Region.

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Michael Thompson
48 Peter Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7A 5H3

Proposal details

The proponent has submitted an application to the ministry for an exploration permit for plan-level activities, as required by the Director of Exploration under section 18(1) of O. Reg. 308/12 of the Mining Act.

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)
  • geophysical survey requiring generator type

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.

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.

Supporting materials

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

Mineral Development Office (Northeast), Ontario Government Complex

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


Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from April 6, 2023
to May 6, 2023

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