Exploration activities on EPL 7435 and EPL 7508 for nuclear fuel minerals in the Erongo Region, Namibia


Proponent: Marenica Ventures (Pty) Ltd

Status: Open for Public Participation

Sector: Mining & Minerals

Country: Namibia

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Marenica Ventures (Pty) Ltd intends to pursue exploration opportunities on EPLs  7435 and 7508, Erongo Region, Namibia with the aim of identifying new mining prospects. Marenica Ventures (Pty) Ltd will fully operate the exploration program, in search of nuclear fuel minerals. The following activities are envisaged during the proposed exploration project:

  • Airborne geophysical surveys (non invasive);
  • Potential creation of access tracks, where existing tracks cannot be utilised;
  • Limited vegetation clearing for the creation of tracks, and survey access; and
  • Ground exploration activities may include soil and rock sampling, geological mapping, geophysical surveys, temporary trenching, drilling and drill-core sampling.

ECC’s Role in the project

Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has been engaged by Marenica Ventures (Pty) (Ltd) to undertake an ESIA and an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in terms of the Environmental Management Act, 2007 and its regulations. An environmental clearance application will be submitted to the competent authorities, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism

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