Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1583

Labrador City Area Mineral Exploration Program

Proponent: Alderon Resource Corp.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Alderon Resource Corp (Alderon) proposes to undertake a mineral exploration drilling program south of Labrador City. The proposed area falls within an Eastern Habitat Joint Venture Management Unit (Pike Lake South), an identified waterfowl use area. Alderon proposes to complete 20,000 metres of drilling (total) at 25 to 30 locations. Access to the drill sites will be via existing roads and ATV trails. A skidder or dozer will be used to assist in moving the drill rigs throughout the site. Water will be required for drilling operations and proposed withdrawal locations are identified within the registration document. No exploration drilling will take place within 50 metres of any waterbodies within the project area. Work is scheduled to commence July 1, 2011 and continue until winter weather terminates access to the site.

  • June 6, 2011 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 13, 2011 - Public comments are due.
  • July 21, 2011 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • July 26, 2011 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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