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Pistol Bay Project (149612)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: David Smith
Company: Nordgold
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-05-01
End Date: 2025-09-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The Pistol Bay Project is located near the Hamlet of Whale Cove in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut on the west side of Hudson Bay. The claim group covering the project area extends from its eastern boundary approximately 14 km northwest of Whale Cove for 85 km to the west northwest. In 2011 Northquest began exploring for gold on the property which was previously explored by Inco. Nordgold through its Canadian subsidary Northqest Ltd. is the 100% owner of the Pistol Bay Project. The company's Canadian office is in Toronto, Ontario.
Summary of Modifications:
Nordgold (Northquest Ltd), has been exploring in the Whale Cove area of the Kivalliq region of Nunavut since around 2011. Currently, all exploration activities have taken place at a temporary campsite is located at 62˚21” 05.2’ N, 92˚ 45” 19.7’W. The current camp site is less than ideal for exploration in the winter months as it gets completely buried in snow due to its location. In addition, the lake from which the camp gets its water is shallow and freezes to the bottom in winter. Nordgold is proposing and has the authorization of the Hamlet of Whale Cove, to move the temporary camp to a more suitable location closer to the Hamlet. The location was chosen in consultation with the Hamlet as well as the Issatik Hunters and Trappers Organization. After considering several different options for a new camp site, a new site has been chosen approximately 4.2km west of the current site. The proposed new site is 300-400m northwest of and downslope from an old, abandoned trailer near the main road, approximately 22km from town. Water will be drawn from the fish-bearing lake approximately 550m northwest from the old, abandoned trailer. The new camp site was selected because it is considerably closer to the Vickers Gold Deposit, and it will allow the company to operate year-round. Moving the camp is also more cost effective than building a new camp. It is hoped that the camp construction will begin later this year with the building of floors for the new buildings. The construction will be completed, and the remainder of the camp will be moved next summer. The camp will generally be in a similar layout to the previous camp. The camp will consist of several aluminium framed “Weather Haven” 14’ by 16’ tents on plywood floors, as well as a new plywood kitchen, plywood shower/laundry tent, plywood core logging tent. The new camp will be able to accommodate up to 35 people. Pacto toilets will be used at the new camp, and solid waste will be incinerated. Exploration based out of the camp generally consists of prospecting, till sampling, geophysical surveys, mapping, and diamond drilling. In a recent inspection of the area of the proposed camp it was noted that there are possible archaeological sites (rock circles) in the camp vicinity. Discussions are underway with a certified archaeologist to visit the site and advise on the significance of these sites, and, if possible, carry out site mitigation. The old camp site will be cleaned up and restored to its original condition. Historic drill core currently stored at the old camp site will remain in its current location.
Personnel:
Persons: 33
Days: 137
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7968 point top left corner of mineral claims
7969 point bottom left corner of mineral cllaims
7970 point top right corner of mineral claims
7971 point bottom right corner of mineral claims
7972 point Vickers
7973 point Tommy
7974 point Beretta
7975 point Sako
7976 point Cooey
7977 point Pistol Porphyry
7978 point Mauser
7979 point Defender
7980 point Bazooka
7981 point Barrett
7982 point PB_Showings
7983 point Webley
7984 point Purdey
7985 point Colt
7986 point Kimber
7987 point Tikka
7988 point Howitzer
7989 point Vickers
7990 point Tommy
7991 point Beretta
7992 point Sako
7993 point Cooey
7994 point Pistol Porphyry
7995 point Mauser
7996 point Defender
7997 point Bazooka
7998 point Barrett
7999 point PB_Showings
8000 point Webley
8001 point Purdey
8002 point Colt
8003 point Kimber
8004 point Tikka
8005 point Howitzer
8006 point Vickers
8007 point Tommy
8008 point Beretta
8009 point Sako
8010 point Cooey
8011 point Pistol Porphyry
8012 point Mauser
8013 point Defender
8014 point Bazooka
8015 point Barrett
8016 point PB_Showings
8017 point Webley
8018 point Purdey
8019 point Colt
8020 point Kimber
8021 point Tikka
8022 point Howitzer
8023 polygon K19862D1
8024 polygon K19862D1
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
CG&S: 0
KivIA: Land Use Licence I
NWB: Type B Licence
INAC: Class B Land Use Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Ford F250 pick up truck 1 F250 truck transport from town
Honda ATVs 4 500cc transport
helicopter 1 Astar B2 drill moves / crew transport
diamond drills 2 D2 Discovery drill core
portable rock saw 1 standard to cut drill core
Honda generators 2 6500 power equipment in camp
generators 2 33.1Kva main power in camp and spare
Smart Ash portable incinerator 1 standard multipurpose batch load incinerator
water pumps 2 50cc water for camp
barrel crusher 1 standard gas powered hydraulic barrel crusher
tractor 1 M606 Kubota M606 tractor - moving equipment and drill core boxes
trailer 1 ST8214TDD Sure-track trailer for moving equipment and provisions
Core saws 2 3 hp Vancon electric core saws
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 10 205 Liters atvs, generators
Propane 296 100 Gallons cooking (100 lb containers)
Aviation fuel 102 205 Liters for helicopter use
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
used waste oil 0 45 Gallons burn in incinerator or backhaul
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
300 electric pump and hose nearby ponds or lakes
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Environmental impacts are known and believed to be mitigatable. All due care and attention is made toward protecting the environment. Wildlife Monitors are hired to provide advice on wildlife monitoring, avoidance and mitigation.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes food waste etc ash transported in sealed 45 gallon containers to Whale Cove landfill burned in on site incinerator
Greywater 1.66 cubic meters per day approx sump sump
Non-Combustible wastes empty propane cylinders (36), fully drained fuel drums (694), clean metal and other non combustables propane tanks will be transported to Churchill. Fuel drums will be crushed and buried in Whale Cove landfill. stored at Whale Cove airport
Other 10 x 45 gal drums burned in waste oil burner burned in incinerator
Sewage (human waste) 33 persons Incineration and ash stored in sealed containers and taken to the Whale Cove landfill for disposal Human waste will be collected using Pacto-style toilets.
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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?
YES

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