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Luxx Diamond Project (149304)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Mike MacMorran
Company: North Arrow Minerals Inc.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-03-01
End Date: 2025-09-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The Luxx Property (“the Property”) is located approximately 60 km west of Chesterfield Inlet and 90 km north of the town of Rankin Inlet (Figure 1). The Luxx property consists of 3 mineral claims and fits within National Topographic System (NTS) map sheet 55/O12. The proposed land use activity would be conducted during the spring and/or summer months of 2018 and would be run out of Chesterfield Inlet – no camp is proposed as crews will stay in either Chesterfield Inlet or Rankin Inlet. Personnel working on the project may vary and typical personnel requirements will likely include 1 project geologist (with the possibility of up to 2 geologists/geo-technicians), 1 helicopter pilot, 1 helicopter engineer and 4 or 5 contract drillers and one cook/first-aid attendant. The drill program would run for approximately 1-2 weeks and drilling would be done with a small diamond or RC drill transported by helicopter. The Luxx field program would be conducted in two phases. Phase 1 is planned for either spring or summer of 2020 and would involve drill-testing a small number of land-based and lake-based targets. Exact drill hole locations have yet to be determined, however, it is anticipated that three to four targets will be tested by three to six drill holes (approximately 500-1000 m of drilling). Soil sampling, prospecting and ground geophysical surveying may also be conducted concurrently. If results of this initial work are positive, a second phase of work (Phase 2) may be conducted in late summer 2020 or at a later date. Phase 2, if warranted, would likely involve further delineation of targets identified from Phase 1.
Personnel:
Persons: 10
Days: 30
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6102 polygon Luxx_Claims
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Water license #2BE-LUX1618. A TYPE “B” water license issued for the purpose of aiding in mineral exploration drilling, in particular, kimberlite.
INAC: Land Use Permit #N2016C0005: Mineral Exploration permit to allow for a core drilling program on the Luxx Mineral Property located in the Chesterfield Inlet Area, Kivalliq, Nunavut, NTS 550.
NIRB: NIRB FILE No.: 15EN052 - Screening Decision Report for the proposed Luxx Diamond Project drilling program.
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Helicopter 1 12m x 15m x 4m Transportation of crew and equipment (i.e. drill, field supplies) between town and the field.
Diamond or Reverse Circulation Drill 1 6m x 6m x 3m Drilling
Snowmobile 1 3m x 2m x 1m Transporting crews in the winter/spring.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 50 205 Liters To be used for drilling
Aviation fuel 50 205 Liters To be used for helicopter
Gasoline 3 20 Liters To be used for snowmobile
Propane 5 100 Lbs To be used at the drill for heating
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Engine Oil 24 1 Liters For drill, snowmobile, helicopter
Antifreeze 5 5 Liters For drill, snowmobile, helicopter
Drilling mud/grease 5 20 Liters Drilling/lubrication
Salt (CaCl) 5 20 Lbs Drilling
Lead battery 3 20 Lbs For drill, snowmobile, helicopter
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
50 Water pump and hoses with screens Local water bodies with ample supply
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The plan would take into consideration both waste prevention and minimization and the guiding principle of pollution prevention. That is, source reduction as the most preferred method, followed by reuse, recycle/recovery, treatment, and the least preferred method being disposal. Drilling activities will be mostly helicopter-supported (i.e. transport of drill rig, fuel and personnel), and will cause minimum disturbance to the land use area. Each drill site will use a maximum area of 20 m x 20 m, or 400 m2, and upon the completion of each drill hole the metal casings will be removed or cut-off at ground level, and all materials (including garbage, lumber, empty fuel drums) will be removed from the drill site area. The exact number and location of drill sites is unknown at this time, but a reasonable estimate would be 3-4 locations within the property. A winter program would finish before break-up (approx. April-June), with the potential to recommence once snow and ice have melted (July-August), if warranted. During drilling operations, drill water and cuttings will be pumped into a natural depression or hand-dug sump a minimum of 31 m from the normal high-water mark of any nearby water body. All drill muds/greases used will be nontoxic and biodegradable. Motor oil and drilling additives will be stored in their respective containers at camp and at the drill, along with the appropriate spill response equipment. Empty containers will be backhauled from the drill on a regular basis to town where they will be reused (i.e. refilled) or shipped south at the end of the program to be disposed of at an approved facility upon arrival. Drill sites will be fully equipped with secondary containment of all fuels and hazardous materials, and spill contingency equipment will be present at all locations where fuel and hazardous materials are stored. Please see document “Spill Contingency Plan – Luxx Project” in the Documents section for further information regarding fuel handling and the storage of fuel and hazardous material for the Project.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes Minimal n/a With permission, disposal in local landfill; otherwise, shipped south on the annual sealift.
Hazardous 20 litres n/a Used engine oils will be sealed and shipped south on the annual sealift for proper disposal.
Non-Combustible wastes Minimal n/a With permission, disposal in local landfill; otherwise, shipped south on the annual sealift.
Greywater 75cm2 per drill hole n/a Drill cuttings/greywater will be deposited in natural depressions or hand-dug sumps greater than 31m above the normal high water mark of nearby water bodies.
Category: Application form attachment - Equipment
Recieved: 2017-12-07
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17368
Document Size: 1004.26 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17377
Document Size: 946.78 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17378
Document Size: 963.16 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17376
Document Size: 5444.9 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-12-12
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17369
Document Size: 711.49 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-12-12
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17370
Document Size: 369.57 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-12-12
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17371
Document Size: 568.02 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17373
Document Size: 747.62 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17374
Document Size: 237.72 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-12-21
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17379
Document Size: 820 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17372
Document Size: 803.57 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-12-20
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17375
Document Size: 53.88 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-01-10
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17381
Document Size: 471.12 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-02-20
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17410
Document Size: 427.79 Kb

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?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
Low-level flights will be necessary at airports and at the drill site locations for pick up and drop off of drill crew. Minimum allowable flight altitude will be reached in between take off and landing. Wildlife will be watched for around the drill site locations and landing at that location will be delayed (if wildlife is present) until wildlife have moved on. Helicopter can set down elsewhere to allow wildlife (or hunters) to move on. Low-level flights may also be required in the event of an emergency.Except for situations noted above, low-level flights will be avoided.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

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