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Wolverine Project (149263)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Meagan Fast
Company: BHP
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-06-01
End Date: 2020-07-30
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. A helicopter borne geophysical survey was completed in June 2019. BHP is proposing a drill program within the south project area during summer of 2020 as a follow-up to the 2019 geophysical survey. The proposed drilling program and prospecting will occur over the months of June, July and August of 2020. It is anticipated that work begin on approximately June 1st, 2020 and is expected to take approximately 7 weeks. This will include mobilizing fuel, drilling equipment, construction of a temporary camp, drilling, and demobilization. All work is dependent on weather and other environmental considerations. A fixed-wing aircraft will be used to mobilize all camp and drilling equipment from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. A helicopter will be used to move all other equipment, fuel, and personnel from the temporary camp to three drilling locations within the prospecting permit boundary. The camp will support 17 personnel including 6 drilling contractors, 2 helicopter pilots, 1 helicopter technician, 3 geologists, 3 wildlife observers, 1 cook, and 1 camp manager. Although there is Inuit owned land within the South Block prospecting permits no work will be performed in these areas during the drilling program. Kitikmeot Inuit Association and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Association, and Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Association will also be engaged. Local wildlife observers will be hired to manage impacts and interactions with wildlife. In addition, BHP has engaged the Wildlife Biologists from the Government of Nunavut to manage safe operations. As the proposed project timeline will be conducted during the summer, the Company will consider all potential impacts on caribou and other wildlife to minimize disturbance as much as possible. At the request of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, the Company will record and communicate any sightings of ox to assist with current tracking efforts. Socio-economic benefits for this early stage, small scale exploration is minimal, but every effort will be made to hire local employees and provide business opportunities where possible.
Summary of Modifications:
As a follow up to the geophysical program performed in 2019, the company wishes to conduct a drilling program in 2020. This will include 3 drill pads and a 17 person camp.
Personnel:
Persons: 17
Days: 23
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5952 polygon ProspectingPermit_South_Outline
5955 point Drill Pad
5956 point Drill Pad
5957 point Drill Pad
5958 point Camp
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
Kitchen stove/oven 1 standard cooking meals
Kitchen fridge 1 standard refrigeration of food
Washer 1 27 W x 44 H x 29.31 D Wash clothing
Dryer 1 27 W x 44 H x 29.31 D Drying clothing
Heaters 9 standard Heat tents
Drill Rig 1 standard drilling
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 50 205 Liters Generator and drill rig fuel
Aviation fuel 45 205 Liters Helicopter use
Propane 8 100 Lbs cooking and heating
Other 10 5 Liters motor oil for generator
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
motor oil 10 5 Liters generator
Diesel 50 205 Liters Generator and drill rig fuel
Propane 8 100 Lbs heating and cooking
Aviation fuel 45 205 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
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) minimal buried in-fill for hole
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