Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1487

Baie Verte, Ming Copper-Gold Mine and Nugget Pond Mill

Proponent: Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Ltd. (Rambler) proposes to reactivate the Ming Mine, located approximately 17 kilometres from Baie Verte, Newfoundland. Based on current resources, this mine will operate for seven years at a production rate of 850 tonnes per day. The proposed underground mine will be an extension of existing workings, using longhole mining and post room and pillar mining methods. Rambler proposes to use the Nugget Pond Mill, located near Snook’s Arm (approximately 40 kilometres from the Ming Mine site). The Nugget Pond Mill Site has a fully operational gold hydrometallurgical facility and a copper floatation circuit will be constructed. The Mill Site has a permitted tailings impoundment area with sufficient capacity for the Ming Mine project. Rambler is currently working to establish a lease agreement with the Town of South Brook to lease the existing port facility at Goodyear’s Cove, Newfoundland. Shipments will be required approximately 4 – 5 times a year. A concentrate storage building and associated infrastructure will be constructed at the port site. An average of 90 people (peaking at 220) will be employed during construction for up to 8 months. Approximately 158 people will be employed for the seven years of mine life. Construction will begin as soon as possible in 2010, with commissioning of the mill scheduled for early 2011.

  • April 12, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 18, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • May 27, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • June 2, 2010 - The project was released.
  • November 10, 2010 - Women’s Employment Plan Submitted.
  • March 24, 2010 – Environmental Protection Plan Approved.

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