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Nunavut Uranium Project (149824)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Richard Mazur
Company: Forum Energy Metals Corp.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-07-01
End Date: 2024-10-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Forum Energy Metals Corp. (Forum or the Company) is a Vancouver B.C., based exploration company currently exploring for uranium in Saskatchewan, and is now looking to return to Nunavut after a recent claim staking venture in the Territory. Forum explored from 2006 to 2012 in the Schultz Lake area but when uranium priced declined the company focused its exploration activities in Saskatchewan. Recently, Forum acquired ground previously explored by Cameco Corporation between 2005-2012 to the west of Orano’s Kiggavik Project near Aberdeen and Judge Sissons lakes. This acquisition of 60,230 hectares along with historic ground held by the Company (44,032 hectares) bring a total of 104,262 hectares held by Forum Energy Metals Corp. For 2022, while based out of Baker Lake, Forum is proposing a thirty-day program for a six-person helicopter supported exploration program likely in July or August. Activities will include examining drill core at the previous campsite occupied by Cameco on Aberdeen Lake and ground gravity surveys in the Tatiggaq and other potential drill target areas. Airborne geophysical surveys may also be initiated in the summer of 2022. The Tatiggaq uranium deposit previously identified by Cameco will be the focus for future drilling, as well as other areas previously identified by Cameco that are prospective for economic uranium deposits. Mineral claims held by Forum Energy Metals Corp. include Crown Lands as well as Inuit Owned surface land. In 2023, Forum is proposing to bring fuel, two or three drills, and other camp and exploration-related equipment and supplies to Baker Lake by barge in 2022 to build a temporary 20-30-person camp. Two sites will be investigated in 2022, the site previously occupied by Cameco on Aberdeen Lake and a second site on or in the vicinity of Gerhard Lake. Transport to the proposed campsite will be carried out by overland sled trains out of Baker Lake in the spring of 2023. Forum would plan to conduct meaningful engagement in spring or early summer 2022 to obtain advice from local knowledge holders. Local employment and business opportunities in 2022 will include a wildlife monitor and expediting services during this initial year of mobilization and limited exploration. Employment and business opportunities will increase markedly for the 2023 proposed drill program and hopefully well into the future. Forum looks forward to meeting with local citizens and working together with the community of Baker Lake to ensure the program is conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Summary of Modifications:
The original non-technical summary did not clearly identify that drilling would be conducted in 2023. See below: For 2022, while based out of Baker Lake, Forum is proposing a thirty-day program for a six-person helicopter supported exploration program likely in July or August. Activities will include examining drill core at the previous campsite occupied by Cameco on Aberdeen Lake and ground gravity surveys in the Tattigaq and other potential drill target areas. Airborne geophysical surveys may also be initiated in the summer of 2022. The Tatiggaq uranium deposit previously identified by Cameco will be the focus for future drilling, as well as other areas previously identified by Cameco that are prospective for economic uranium deposits. Mineral claims held by Forum Energy Metals Corp. include Crown Lands as well as Inuit Owned surface land. Forum will bring fuel, two-three drills, and other camp and exploration-related equipment and supplies to Baker Lake by barge in 2022 to build a temporary 20-30-person camp. Two sites will be investigated this spring, the site previously occupied by Cameco on Aberdeen Lake and a second site on or in the vicinity of Gerhard Lake. Transport to the proposed campsite will be carried out by overland sled trains out of Baker Lake in the spring of 2023 and drilling will be conducted from June to September 2023.
Personnel:
Persons: 20
Days: 60
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9102 point BUILT-UP AREA
9103 point BUILDING
9104 polygon 102811
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
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
NWB: Type B Licence
KivIA: Land Use Licence III
INAC: Class A Land Use Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
helicopters 1-2 B2 or B3 drill moves and transport crew and supplies
snowmobiles with sleds 1-2 Bravo or similar build and winter re-supply use
ATV with trailers 1 600 cc or larger one ATV and two trailers for camp servicing
Generators 1 30 kVa back up power
Generator 1 50 kVa primary power
Incinolet Toilets 5-6 240V models human waste disposal
2 intake pump 2 Gas camp water
2 submersible pump 2 electric camp water
Waterfax fire pump and hoses 1 Standard Dedicated fire system with fire hoses.
Honda generators 2 2200 Gas portable construction generators
Toyotomi stoves with fuel extension kits 24 L730 heating structures
oil drip stove 1 Standard Heat option contingency and cold weather start up
Incinerator 1 dual chambered waste disposal
fuel tanks 4-6 50,000 L double walled Fuel storage
fuel transfer pumps with hose reels 2 explosion proof standard fuel transfer
core saw with ventilation set up 1-2 Standard cutting drill core
Snowcats several Standard Overland equipment and fuel haul
Challengers and Deltas several Standard Overland equipment and fuel haul (PEL)
heli-portable drills with pump shacks 3 17,700 lbs total Drilling core
Aquatel water filtration and filters 1 Standard water treatment for human consumption
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 683 205 Liters helicopter fuel
Diesel 708 205 Liters drills/camp/
Gasoline 2 205 Liters ATV's, snowmobiles, generators, pumps
Other 24 1 Liters 10W40 motor oil for ATV's, snowmobiles, generators, pumps
Other 20 5 Gallons 15W40 lubricant
Other 50 5 Gallons Linseed oil for drill use
Propane 40 100 Lbs cooking
Other 10 2 Liters engine coolant
Other 12 1 Liters Diesel 911 diesel fuel treatment
Other 20 5 Gallons hydraulic fluid for the drill
Other 150 5 Gallons drilling mud
Other 750 50 Lbs drilling salt
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Jet A 683 205 Liters helicopter fuel
P-50 Diesel 706 205 Liters drill/camp fuel
Gasoline 2 205 Liters ATV's, snowmobiles, generators, pump fuel
Motor Oil 10W40 24 1 Liters ATV's, snowmobiles, generators, pumps
Motor oil 15W40 20 5 Gallons lubricant
Linseed Oil 50 5 Gallons drill use
Propane 40 100 Lbs cooking and heating
Pre-mixed engine coolant 20 1 Liters engine coolant
Diesel 911 12 1 Liters diesel fuel treatment
Hydraulic fluid 20 5 Gallons drill use
drilling mud 150 5 Gallons drill use
Calcium Chloride 750 50 Lbs drilling salt
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
295 pump nearby water body
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Forum Energy Metals Corp. has the utmost respect for the land and the environment and as such, every effort will be made to protect the environment from negative impacts. Ground exploration including sampling, mapping and geophysics have very little impact on the lands. Photos will be taken before and after of every drill hole. Drill holes will be capped with cement following each drill hole. A local wildlife monitor will be hired from Baker Lake to provide wildlife timing advice and mitigation direction.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes minimal ash from the incinerator will be backhauled to Baker Lake for disposal in the landfill burned in the incinerator
Greywater minimal grease trap to catch and contain grease. Disposed of in a sump and allowed to filter
Hazardous minimal backhauled to Baker Lake for disposal at an authorized facility waste oil will be collected in a separate location in camp
Non-Combustible wastes minimal backhauled to Baker Lake for disposal in the community landfill any non=-combustible waste will be collected and contained in a separate area in the camp
Sewage (human waste) minimal ash collected for disposal in the Baker Lake landfill toilets incinerate human waste into clean ash
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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?
YES


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