This proposal notice is being updated on July 21, 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 August 31, 2023.
This consultation was open from:
June 2, 2023
to July 2, 2023
The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to RT Minerals Corporation (“the proponent”) to undertake early exploration activities.
Site location details
The early exploration activities will occur in Ireland township, approximately 20 kilometres east by south east of the Town of Smooth Rock Falls.
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: 829520, 829521, 829527, 829529, 829531, 829534, 829536, 829538, 829541, 829542, 829543, 829544, 829545, 829546, 829547
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
RT Minerals Corporation
355 West Georgia Street
The proponent 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
- mechanized stripping
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.
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.
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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Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.
5520 Highway 101 East
PO Box 3060
South Porcupine, ON
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