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Wolverine Project (148963)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Meagan Fast
Company: BHP
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-06-15
End Date: 2020-08-15
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Rio Algom, as part of BHP Holding, currently holds mineral claims in the southwest and north central regions of Victoria Island located within the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. In early 2018 the Company began initial conversations with key stakeholders regarding potential exploration activities for the Summer of 2018. It was not possible to conduct the proposed exploration activities during the Summer of 2018, so activities are planned for the Summer of 2019. The Company now intends to conduct airborne geophysical surveys and prospecting over the months of June, July and August of 2019. It is anticipated that work could begin on approximately June 1st, 2019 in the Southern Block of the project for approximately 25 days, then moving to the Central area for three days including transit, finally then the Northern block for an additional 5 days. All work is dependent on weather and other environmental considerations. The first preference for operations would be to use a fixed wing aircraft for the airborne surveys. If a fixed wing aircraft is available, it would be based out of Cambridge Bay for daily survey flights. In this instance. In this scenario, a few small fuel caches (less than 20 drums) would be established in the North and South Blocks. The second preference would be to use a helicopter for the airborne surveys. In the case of the helicopter option, the helicopter would be based out of the small temporary camp at the South Block. With this scenario, a small temporary camp would also need to be established at the Northern Block to support airborne surveys of that area. Additional fuel caches for the helicopter airborne survey would need to be established at the North Block, the Central area, as well as at the South Block. The small temporary 10-person camp would be supported by a helicopter (for airborne survey) a helicopter (for exploration personnel movements) and a fixed wing plane. The camp is projected to include 4 geologists, 3 pilots, an engineer, a cook, a camp manager and a local wildlife observer hired from the Hunter and Trappers Association in Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk. Additional activities in the Northern and Southern Blocks will include usual prospecting activities including mapping and collecting small samples for analysis for 3 weeks during July. As mentioned above, a small temporary 10-person camp located in the Southern Block which would be supported by a helicopter and a fixed wing plane (an example pictured below) for camp supplies mobilization. As all proposed exploration activities are “results-based”, meaning that future activities are dependent on the 2019 exploration programs results. Socio-economic benefits for this very early stage, small scale exploration are minimal but every effort will be made to hire local employees and provide business opportunities. The company will work closely with the Hunters and Trappers Organization to minimize the impact of flying near wildlife. At the request of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, the Company will observe for any musk ox, as they are deemed to be scarce. As the proposed project timeline will be conducted during the summer and late-summer, the Company will consider all potential impacts on caribou and other wildlife to minimize disturbance as much as possible. Although the map indicates that the project is transboundary, the only activity proposed is for 2020, which could be flying airborne geophysics. Consent from the Inuvialuit would have to be obtained prior to any airborne activity proposed for 2020.
Personnel:
Persons: 10
Days: 38
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4781 polygon Wolverine North
4814 polygon ProspectingPermit_South_Outline
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
KitIA: Land Use Licence I
INAC: Class B Land Use Permit
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
NWB: Type B Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Generator 1 7.5 Kw power stove/oven and refrigerator
water pump 1 50 CC water pump for fresh water
Helicopter 1 A Star transportation of crew
Twin Otter 1 standard transportation of crew and equipment
heaters 3 standard heat tents
Kitchen stove/oven 1 standard cooking meals
Kitchen fridge 1 standard refrigeration of food
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 19 205 Liters helicopter use
Diesel 1 205 Liters generator fuel
Propane 2 100 Lbs cooking and heating
Other 5 5 Liters motor oil for generator
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
motor oil 5 5 Liters generator
Propane 2 100 Lbs heating and cooking
Diesel 1 205 Liters generator fuel
Aviation Fuel 19 205 Liters helicopter fuel
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
49 pump nearby water body
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Impacts to the environment are predicted to be short in duration and minimal. Best efforts will be made to eliminate or minimize all impacts to wildlife by having wildlife monitors from Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, as well as having a bear fence around camp. Drip pans and spill kits will be at all refueling locations.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes unknown Sealed drums will be transported to Cambridge Bay or Yellowknife for proper disposal. all combustible waste will be incinerated in the incinerator and sealed in 45 gallon drums.
Greywater 120 l /day buried Grey water will be buried in a sump.
Sewage (human waste) 125L/day per person approximately the pits will be buried at the end of the program Sewage will be disposed of in pit outhouses
Hazardous waste minimal transported to Yellowknife for proper disposal all hazardous waste will be transported to Yellowknife for proper disposal
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2019-01-24 12:31:32, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi, Please indicate KitIA in lieu of QIA as the Designated Inuit Organization in the “Land Ownership” tab. Also indicate in the description the appropriate GNWT agency from which you will be requiring the authorizations. Thanks G.

2019-01-24 20:40:50, from: Peter Scholz
 Please indicate KitIA instead of QIA as one of the landowners. Thank you.

2019-01-24 21:16:21, from: Peter Scholz
 QIA is showing up in the land ownership field, KitIA is listed appropriately in the authorizing agency field. Please indicate the appropriate contact information for Inuvialuit and GNWT in the application.

2019-01-25 17:48:19, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:48:32, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:48:45, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:48:47, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:49:32, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:52:59, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:53:00, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-25 17:53:01, from: Denise Lockett
 Hi Peter: Can you please take a screen shot of where QIA is showing up as I cant find it anywhere. Also, where would you like me to add the information on the GNWT and the Inuvialuit? Kind regards Denise

2019-01-26 20:34:30, from: Peter Scholz
 Denise: My team has reviewed your technical concerns and found them to be valid. We have looked more into the details of the application and have the following comments: · The project start date field is noted as June 15, 2020, but the Project Description says summer 2019 (which seems to make more sense). · The number of person days is listed as 600, but that seems to be spread between two camps. · Under the Territorial Land Use Regulations, a Class A LUP is required for a campsite used for more than 400 person days, but I think if the survey involves the use of two separate camps that total 600 days, then the whole proposal would just require a Class B LUP, which would not require screening. That is consistent with their identification of a Class B permit on Crown land and a Land Use License I on IOL (where I is the smallest scale). Can you comment on these and amend the application as needed?