Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1839

Valentine Lake Mineral Exploration and Access Roads   

Proponent:  Marathon Gold Corporation

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to construct 5.3 kilometres of mineral exploration access roads in the Valentine Lake area of central Newfoundland, 38 kilometres south of Buchans.  The proposed exploration work along the access roads includes excavation of 15 to 20 trenches and drilling of an initial 10 to 15 exploration drill holes.  An additional 15 to 20 drill holes may be required, depending on initial test results.  The proposed exploration work and road construction will be based out of the existing Marathon Gold temporary exploration camp, located along the north shore of the Victoria Lake Reservoir. Construction is scheduled to begin in July, 2016. 

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