The Proponent requires a new Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) for ongoing Exploration / Prospecting for base and rare metals and precious metals in the EPL No. 5678 covering the following exploration stages: 1. Initial desktop exploration activities (review of existing information and all previous activities in order identify any potential target/s); 2. Regional reconnaissance field-based activities such mapping and sampling to identify areas with potential targets based on the recommendations of the desktop work; 3. Initial local field-based activities such as widely spaced mapping, sampling, surveying and possible drilling to determine the viability of any delineated local target; 4. Detailed local field-based activities such very detailed mapping, sampling, surveying and possible drilling to determine the feasibility of any delineated local target; 5. Prefeasibility and feasibility studies to be implemented on a site specific area if the local field-based studies proves positive followed by test mining. The extent of the field-based support and logistical activities will be dependent on the scale of proposed exploration activities to be undertaken. The proposed exploration activities will be supported by existing tracks and campsites / farmstead as well as existing accommodation in the local area as may be applicable. In the absences of existing tracks, the field team will create such new tracks with the permission of the land owner/s and depending on the scale of exploration. In the absences of existing suitable campsite / farmstead, a temporary camp site will be setup at suitable locations in line with the EMP provisions within the EPL area.
Prpject status APPROVED
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Department of Environmental Affairs
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