Exploration activities on EPLs 7528 through 7543, 7730, 7731, and 7732 for base and rare metals, precious metals
The proposed project involves exploration activities for base and rare metals and precious metals on Exclusive Prospecting License (EPLs) 7528, 7529, 7530, 7531, 7532, 7533, 7534, 7535, 7536, 7537, 7538, 7539, 7540, 7541, 7542, 7543, 7730, 7731, 7732, operated by Kuiseb Copper
Company (Pty) Ltd.
The proposed exploration activities are generally low-impact and non-intrusive. The exploration activities to be used may be ‘scaled up’ depending on exploration findings. The following are envisaged during the proposed 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 the proponent Kuiseb Copper Company (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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