EMX Royalty Corporation - 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 19, 2024 - May 19, 2024 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

The proposal notice is being updated on June 6, 2024 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.

This consultation was open from:

April 19, 2024
to May 19, 2024

Proposal summary

The Ministry is proposing to issue a permit to EMX Royalty Corporation, Percy Clark (“the proponent”) to undertake early exploration activities.

Location details

Site location details

The early exploration activities are located approximately 27 kilometres west of Nestor Falls, Ontario, in Dash Lake and Brooks Lake Areas, District of Kenora and Rainy River, Northwest 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: 103194, 103306, 111285, 111286, 111287, 112561, 112562, 112563, 118389, 137777, 155008, 158018, 158019, 158020, 171036, 171966, 172302, 173860, 174553, 174554, 190575, 190576, 202658, 210687, 220359, 238585, 252576, 264630, 264631, 267556, 267557, 267558, 267559, 271350, 271351, 276215, 295034, 313264, 324293, 331285, 331286, 331536, 335454, 336144

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EMX Royalty Corporation
543 Granville Street
Suite 501
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1X8

Proposal details

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 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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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 April 19, 2024
to May 19, 2024

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