NOT – Eagle's Nest Metal Mine – Ontario - Project Profile
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Noront Resources Ltd (NOT) is planning to undertake the development of Eagle's Nest Metal Mine project in Northern Ontario, Canada.
The project involves the development of a multi-metal mine facility through extraction of metals including, nickel, copper, platinum, palladium and gold with a total capacity of 2,960 tonnes per day (TPD). It includes the construction of webequie junction concentrate transfer facility, transmission line, all season road, winter road and airstrip.
The project includes the construction of waste management facilities, concentrate pipeline, savant lake concentrate transfer facility, underground processing plant, Eagle's Nest mill, maintenance shops, warehouse and explosive storage facilities.
It also includes the construction of accommodation facilities, offices, mine portal, a permanent camp facility, a ramp, site roads, diesel-fired power plant, rail line, and installation of diesel generators, fibre-optic lines to support the mining activities.
NOT appointed engineering firms to complete technical studies on the development of the project. The engineering team is being lead by Micon International and includes SNC Lavalin, Cementation, Golder Associates and Knight Piesold Consulting.
In 2009, NOT commenced environment baseline studies for the project.
In 2010, preliminary design and engineering studies commenced.
In 2011, Federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Provincial Environmental Assessment (EA) were started.
In August 2012, feasibility study was completed and in October 2012, EA terms of reference was completed.
On September 4, 2012, NOT released the results of feasibility study for Eagle’s Nest.
On December 21, 2013, NOT submitted Environmental Assessment to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for the project.
On June 22, 2015, NOT received a Notice of Approval from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on the Terms of Reference for the project. The Terms of Reference, approved with a number of amendments, allows the company to move forward on the environmental assessment process (EA) for what is expected to be the first mine in the Ring of Fire.
On April 13, 2017, NOT signed an Exploration and Project Advancement Agreement with the Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN). The Agreement compensates MFFN for work that has been completed on their traditional land and outlines a one year process that will be used to negotiate a Pre-Development Agreement for the project.
Planning activities are underway. Subject to the approvals, construction works are scheduled to commence by the fourth quarter of 2019.
The project involves the development of a multi-metal mine and associated infrastructure with a capacity of 2,960TPD in McFaulds Lake, in the Ring of Fire, James Bay Lowlands, Northern Ontario, Canada.
The US$464 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of webequie junction concentrate transfer facility
2. Construction of transmission line
3. Construction of winter road
4. Construction of an airstrip
5. Construction of waste management facilities
6. Construction of a concentrate pipeline
7. Construction of savant lake concentrate transfer facility
8. Construction of underground processing plant
9. Construction of Eagle's Nest mill
10. Construction of maintenance shops
11. Construction of a warehouse
12. Construction of explosive storage facilities
13. Construction of accommodation facilities
14. Construction of office space
15. Construction of mine portal
16. Construction of a permanent camp facility
17. Construction of a ramp
18. Construction of site roads
19. Construction of diesel-fired power plant
20. Construction of rail line
21. Installation of diesel generators
22. Installation of fibre-optic lines
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