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  • Project Type:

    Mineral Exploration

  • Project Name:

    Huckleberry Claim

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John Tugak signed a mineral exploration agreement with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated to obtain the rights on some mineral properties located mostly west of the Whale Cove community and North and Northwest of the Arviat Community.John Tugak signed on June 30, 2017 an agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico Eagle) to continue exploration activities on one of his properties, the property Huckleberry-0001. This property is located on Inuit Owned Land surface and subsurface, approximately 65 km mostly west of the Whale Cove community. Exploration activities, such as prospecting, have already been authorized by Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) and Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA). The present application is to permit the installation of an exploration camp on the Huckleberry-0001 property, to permit additional exploration activities including geophysical surveys (airborne and ground support), diamond drilling, rab drilling, trenching and to permit the use of a winter access from the Meliadine area and from Whale Cove up to the Huckleberry-0001 property. Agnico Eagle will manage the exploration activities on this property and will be responsible for its activities.The exploration camp is planned to be installed at the same location where the former exploration camp was installed in the area of the closed portal.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • Application screening started 2017-12-13
  • Commenting period 2018-01-12
  • Extention to Screening Deadline requested 2017-12-13
  • Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2018-01-15
  • Opportunity to Respond in progress 2018-01-22
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Notifications sent: Opportunity to Respond in progress

2018-01-22 11:53:52

NIRB 125187 / 17EA068: Opportunity for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. to Address Comments Received for the "Huckleberry Claim" Project Proposal

    Dear Parties:

    On December 13, 2017 the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB or Board) requested that interested parties submit comments regarding Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s "Huckleberry Claim" project proposal (NIRB File No.: 17EA068 / NPC: 148647).

    By copy of the attached letter, the NIRB hereby requests that Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. review the comment submissions and provide a response to the Board on or before February 2, 2018.

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Shanley Thompson, Technical Advisor II at 867-983-4607 or by email at

    Best regards,

    Jenny Klengenberg
    Environmental Administrator

    Nunavut Impact Review Board
    29 Mitik Street
    P.O. Box 1360
    Cambridge Bay
    NU, X0B 0C0 Canada
    Phone: (867) 983-4600
    Toll Free: 1-866-233-3033
    Fax: (867) 983-2594

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