BAIE VERTE PENINSULA, NL – Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Ltd. has registered a proposal to expand its tailing management facility at the Nugget Pond mill site on the Baie Verte Peninsula for environmental assessment.
The expansion would accommodate tailings from current and future mining operations at Rambler’s Ming copper and gold mine, which has been in production since 2011.
The current mining of high grade copper ore, in addition to newly confirmed resources, will increase the production rate to 1,250 metric tonnes per day.
The existing tailings impoundment does not have sufficient volume to contain the expected tailings generated from mining operations during 2019 through 2025.
A new tailings impoundment is proposed for Camp Pond, a fishless body of water close to the mill.
The proposed project will include the construction of an earthen dam at the natural outflow of Camp Pond, relocation and extension of the existing tailings slurry delivery pipeline to Camp Pond, an effluent decant line, a small pump house and powerline to Camp Pond, outflow stream maintenance, and improvements to an existing exploration road.
Construction activities are expected to start next spring or summer.
The deadline for public comments is Jan. 18, 2018.
Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce’s decision is due by Jan. 27, 2018.