Ya Otto Mining and Exploration (Pty) Ltd (Proponent) is applying for the renewal of the Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) for proposed and ongoing minerals exploration in the Exclusive Prospecting License (EPL) No. 5517, situated in Khorixas District, Kunene Region covering the following activities: 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 as 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 in order to determine the viability of any delineated local target; 4. Detailed local field-based activities such as detailed mapping, sampling, surveying and possible drilling in order 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 scope 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 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 / a temporary camp site will be setup at suitable locations in line with the EMP provisions within the EPL area and utilising the exiting old structures. The size of the exploration camp will be of very limited footprints during the exploration phase but may be expanded for the subsequent mine development phases in an event of a discovery.
Commenting of the public on this project will expire at 12h00 on the 2022-06-28
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Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Department of Environmental Affairs
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