Exploration activities on EPL 7769 for base and rare metals, industrial minerals, dimension stones and precious stones
The proposed project involves exploration activities for base and rare metals, industrial minerals, dimension stones and precious metals on Exclusive Prospecting License (EPL) 7769, held by Jin Peng Investments (Pty) Ltd.
The proposed exploration activities are low-impact and both intrusive and non-intrusive. The following are envisaged during the proposed project:
- Potential creation of access tracks, where existing tracks cannot be utilised;
- Limited vegetation clearing for the creation of tracks;
- Drilling of exploration boreholes; and
- Exploration methods may include soil and rock sampling, geological mapping, geophysical surveys, trenching and drilling.
ECC’s Role in the project
Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has been engaged by the proponent (Jin Peng Investments (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 relevant competent authorities, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT).
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