Project Dashboard

Status: ACTIVE MONITORING

  • NIRB File No:

    00MN059

  • Application No.:

    123035

  • Project Type:

    Mine Development

  • Project Name:

    Jericho Project

Applicant
  • Shear Diamonds Corp., Allison Armstrong
  • Shear Diamonds (Nunavut) Corporation
  • Suite 220, 17010 – 103rd Ave., Edmonton. AB T5S 1K7, Phone: 780-435-0045, Email: info@shearminerals.com
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  • info@sheardiamonds.com
Primary Contact
  • Shear Diamonds Corp., Allison Armstrong
  • Shear Diamonds (Nunavut) Corporation
  • Suite 220, 17010 – 103rd Ave., Edmonton. AB T5S 1K7, Phone: 780-435-0045, Email: info@shearminerals.com
  • ,
  • info@sheardiamonds.com
External Links

The Jericho Project was assessed by the NIRB from 2000-2004. It was approved to proceed on July 14, 2004 subject to terms and conditions of Project Certificate No.002 issued to Tahera Corporation Limited (Tahera). On August 23, 2011 the NIRB issued Amendment #2 to the Project Certificate No. 002 in the name of Shear Diamonds (Nunavut) Corp. This project dashboard contains the original assessment information and as well as monitoring information.

The Jericho Project is a diamond mine situated in the West Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, approximately 430 kilometres (km) southwest of Cambridge Bay and 240 km southeast of Kugluktuk. The site consists of a single open pit mine, processing facility, Processed Kimberlite Containment Areas (PKCA) and waste rock piles, as well as a camp and support buildings to house approximately 200 persons, an airstrip, roads connecting site infrastructure and a decommissioned fuel tank farm. The mine is primarily located on Crown land with access and other infrastructure, including an explosives storage area and emulsion plant, as well as the waste rock piles on Inuit Owned Land.

In 2005 Tahera commenced construction of the mine and by July 2006 was operational. In January 2008, Tahera filed for creditor protection and in December 2008 the then Indian and Northern Affairs Canada assumed control of the mine and placed the mine into temporary closure until the site was purchased. Shear Diamonds (Nunavut) Corp. (Shear) purchased of the Jericho Diamond Mine in August 2010. The site remained in care and maintenance until 2012 when Shear issued notice that due to low diamond process the site would be placed into temporary closure.

On January 22, 2014 the then Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development declared the Jericho Diamond Mine Site abandoned by Shear and assumed control of the site as per the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act and the Territorial Land Use Regulations. The Jericho Mine site remains in temporary closure under the management of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) who conducted remediation and stabilization activities at the site in 2017 and 2018 under NIRB File No. 16UN058.

The Project is currently under surveillance and monitoring by CIRNAC in accordance with their Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance plan (OMS). The plan involves three (3) years of monitoring the effectiveness of the site stabilization work. Further OMS will be defined by the results of the initial three (3) year program. It should be noted that even though the site has been abandoned the Jericho Project still remains subject to the conditions of Project Certificate No. 002 assigned to Shear.



Assessment Phase / Activity
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2020-12-04
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2020-12-04
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2020-12-04
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2020-11-13
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-06-01
  • Technical advisor assigned 2020-06-01
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Responsible Authority Response Received 2020-05-13
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2020-01-21
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2020-01-21
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2019-12-13
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2020-03-31
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2019-10-25
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2019-10-25
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2019-09-30
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Responsible Authority Response Received 2019-04-10
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Responsible Authority Response Received 2019-02-01
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2019-02-01
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2019-03-29
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2018-11-01
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2018-11-01
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2018-11-01
  • Send Notification to Parties 2018-05-07
  • Technical advisor assigned 2018-05-07
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2018-05-07
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2018-01-19
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2017-11-27
  • NIRB issues Notification to Proponent re Reporting Requirements Reminder (this is done annually) 2017-04-06
  • NIRB issues Notification to Proponent re Reporting Requirements Reminder (this is done annually) 2017-04-04
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2017-01-31
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2016-11-07
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2016-11-07
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2016-11-04
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations to Responsible Authorities 2016-11-04
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2016-11-04
  • Technical advisor assigned 2016-06-02
  • Started project monitoring 2004-02-01
Region
  • Kitikmeot
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