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North Arrow Minerals - Mel Project (148999)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Mike MacMorran
Company: North Arrow Minerals Inc.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-03-31
End Date: 2024-09-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The project is located on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, approximately 200 km northeast of the Hamlet of Naujaat, and 150 km south of the Hamlet of Hall Beach. It is comprised of 46 mineral claims within the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut, and most of the claims are covered by Inuit Owned Land parcel HB-01. The target commodity for the project is diamonds. The proposed land use activity will consist primarily of drilling, till sampling, prospecting and geophysics. Work will be conducted during the spring and summer months of 2019 and possibly beyond for up to eight weeks at a time. A camp was built in 2018 to support fieldwork, and all programs will be helicopter-supported. Exact drill and water source locations for future programs are yet to be determined and will only be conducted within North Arrow's mineral claims. Personnel working on the project may vary and typical personnel requirements will likely include 1-4 project geologists or geo-technicians, 1 helicopter pilot, 1 helicopter engineer, 1 cook/first-aid attendant, and 3-5 drilling crew members. Helicopter flights will be limited, and no low-level flying will be done except during takeoff and landing, and in emergency situations. Supplies, including fuel, will be mobilized through either Hall Beach or Naujaat. If the proposed program succeeds, further work may be conducted, including additional drilling, till sampling, prospecting and geophysical surveying.
Personnel:
Persons: 12
Days: 42
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4734 polyline Mel Project - Mineral Claims Boundary
4735 point Exploration Camp
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
INAC: Class A Land Use Permit
NWB: Type B Licence
QIA: Land Use Licence III
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Diamond Drill 1 6m x 6m x 6m, 3000 kg Diamond Drilling
Reverse Circulation Drill 1 6m x 6m x 6m, 3000kg RC Drilling
Helicopter (Bell 206 Long Ranger) 1 12m x 10.m(rotor diameter) x 2.8m, 1000kg Daily transport of personnel between sites and camp. Moving drilling-related equipment and fuel. Moving drill core samples between sites and camp.
Snowmobile 1-2 2m x 1m x 1m, 200kg Transporting crews to/from the drill, and general working purposes in camp during winter months.
Water Pumps 2 1m x 1m x 1m, 100-200lbs Water for camp and the drill.
Ice Auger 2 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m, 30lbs Water for camp and the drill.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 50 205 Liters Camp stoves and generator. Drilling.
Aviation fuel 50 205 Liters Helicopter
Gasoline 3 20 Liters Snowmobile. Ice auger. Water pumps. Small generators.
Propane 10 23 Gallons For cooking in camp, and at the drill.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Lead Battery 2 0 Liters Camp generator. Drill
Engine Oil 36 1 Liters Camp generator; Snowmobile; Drill; Helicopter
Anitfreeze 5 5 Liters Coolent/antifreeze for snowmobile, drill, generator
Salt 50 40 Lbs For drilling. Mix with drilling water to keep equipment from freezing inside of the drill hole.
Drilling muds/greases 40 20 Liters Drilling lubricants
Hydraulic Oil 10 20 Liters Used by the drill and helicopter
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
50 Water Pump 67°32'14.28N Lat, -82°32’38.76”W Long
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
1. Noise generated by the drill and helicopter, and the impact on wildlife. Mitigation: All aircraft will maintain a flight altitude of 610 m, except during take-off and landing, times of low level ceiling, and during any unforeseen emergency situations; the licensee shall cease activities that may interfere with migration or calving, until the caribou and their calves have vacated the area; should large concentrations of birds be observed, all aircraft will maintain a flight altitude of 1000 m vertical distance and 1500 m horizontal distance from the birds; except for in the cases of emergency circumstances, touch-down by helicopters in areas where concentrations of wildlife are present will be avoided, including raptor nesting sites and concentrations of nesting and molting waterfowl; the proponent will advise contractors and the helicopter crews of these mitigation measures and enforce their application throughout the course of the land use operation. 2. Vegetation (grass, moss) may be disrupted by the drill. Mitigation: where present, grass and moss will be removed and put aside until after the drilling is complete. Following removal of the drill, grass and moss will be replaced. 3. Socio-Economic impact - the licensee feels the project will be a positive impact to both Hall Beach and Naujaat as local businesses and employees will be hired to assist with field operations. Furthermore, as part of the terms and conditions of the land use permit, any archaeological sites found by staff while conducting land use activities will be documented and submitted to the Government of Nunavut. 4. Water draw-points (for camp and drilling). Mitigation: as most lakes in the area are fish-bearing, water intake hoses will have suitable screens to prevent the impingement or entrainment of fish during pumping activities.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater Approx. 0.25 cubic meters Sumps will be backfilled on completion of the land use activity. Sump
Hazardous Empty fuel canisters; empty engine oil, grease/mud, antifreeze containers. Waste oil will be collected and sealed in clearly marked containers and transported to an approved facility. Backhaul to town to an approved facility for disposal or refilling.
Non-Combustible wastes Small amount n/a Backhaul to town to an approved facility for proper disposal.
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) Approx. 0.5 cubic meters per drill hole Sumps will be no closer than 31m from the normal high water mark of all nearby waterbodies. Natural depression on land, or hand-dug sump.
Combustible wastes Small amount n/a Incinerate
Sewage (human waste) 12 people for up to 8 weeks Sewage piles will be treated with lime powder upon completion of the land use activity Hand-dug pits with outhouses
Category: Application form attachment - Hazardous Material Use
Recieved: 2016-10-21
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 14963
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
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2018-12-14 19:40:08, from: Mike MacMorran
 To whom it may concern, This submission is intended to be a Amendment to North Arrow Minerals' Mel Project, NPC file #148356 (not a Renewal of file #14899, as it currently says at the top of my web browser as I type this). It was discussed with Peter Sholz that an amendment of file #148356 would be the appropriate course of action as North Arrow wishes to amend and then renew two land use permits that are set to expire in 2019. The land use activities proposed at the Mel Project in the original 2017 application have not significantly changed, nor will they for the foreseeable future. The main changes to the land use activities are: 1) the proposed camp location is not where the exploration camp was built in 2018 - the actual location is approximately 400m west of the initially proposed location and has been updated in the NPC application (Note: INAC, NWB, QIA all received location coordinates of the camp upon its completion in summer 2018); and, 2) North Arrow is proposing to add an incinerator to the camp for burning combustible waste. If you require any further information in regards to this submission, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience. Regards, Mike MacMorran mmacmorran@northarrowminerals.com Office phone: 604-563-4808

2019-03-28 17:05:42, from: Mike MacMorran
 To whom it may concern, This submission is for a permit renewal application for North Arrow Minerals' Mel Project on the Melville Peninsula, NU. North Arrow wishes to renew two land use permits that are set to expire in 2019 (NWB Water Licence 2BE-MPP1719, and Access to IOL Permit Q17L3003). The land use activities proposed at the Mel Project in the original 2017 application have not significantly changed, nor will they for the foreseeable future. The two changes to the land use activities that were recently screened and approved as part of an amendment were: 1) the originally proposed camp location is not where the exploration camp was built in 2018 (location coordinates were submitted to NIRB/QIA/CIRNAC/GN as part of the amendment); and, 2) the addition of an incinerator to the camp for burning combustible waste. If you require any further information in regards to this submission, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience. Regards, Mike MacMorran mmacmorran@northarrowminerals.com Office phone: 604-563-4808

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
YES

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
YES

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
YES

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
NO

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES

Uranium Development and Mining:
s3.4.5, s3.4.6: Does the project proposal involve either uranium development or uranium mining?
NO


New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES