NorZinc receives final major permits for Prairie Creek Mine
25 November 2019
NorZinc Ltd. is very pleased to report that on November 22, 2019, Parks Canada issued the Water Licence and Land Use Permit for its portion of the all season access road to the Prairie Creek Mine, NWT, Canada.
Combined with NorZinc’s existing mine operating permits, and the road permits issued by the Mackenzie Valley Land & Water Board on November 13, 2019, NorZinc now has all major permits necessary for construction and operation of the Prairie Creek Mine, and all season access road. The all season road will provide the mine with year round access to Canada’s national transportation network.
Construction and Schedule
As previously announced, NorZinc plans to develop the Prairie Creek Mine in two phases. Prior to major construction on site, Phase 1 will start with the construction of an initial 170km winter road to the Prairie Creek Mine site, planned for Q1 2020. Prior to commencing that winter road construction, NorZinc must obtain approval from both the MVLWB and Parks of a series of updated road Management Plans. The timing of issuance of the road permits, and the time for the review process required for the Management Plans, has made it necessary to consider alternative road construction options to retain schedule.