[TMAC Resources Inc.] Giant arctic gold mine takes one step closer – by Frik Els (Mining.com – September 27, 2016)


TMAC Resources Inc. (TSX:TMR) announced on Monday that Canada’s Nunavut Impact Review Board has okayed an amended mining plan for the company’s Doris North gold mine, the first stage of its Hope Bay project.

Toronto-based TMC said the receipt of the amended Project Certificate No. 003 for a much larger mine than previous owners of the property envisaged marks the completion of the NIRB process and that the agency now transitions to a monitoring role.

The water board of the northern Canadian territory is progressing with a related amendment to the water license for the Doris Mine according to TMAC’s statement:

The public hearing on the amended water license for the Doris North Project was completed earlier in September and TMAC awaits the NWB report. The finalized water license is anticipated later in the fourth quarter of 2016. The proposed amendments increase the tonnage to be mined, the mine life and the size of the Doris camp.

Among other operational changes the amendments will increase the amount of tailings that can be placed into the already permitted tailings impoundment area and permit the discharge of treated water to Robert’s Bay.

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