July 02, 2007
The Niblack Project is a copper-zinc-gold-silver prospect in an advanced exploration phase of development. The proposed underground exploration project is located off Moira Sound on southeastern Prince of Wales Island, approximately 30 miles southwest of Ketchikan.
Graphic courtesy Niblack Mining Corporation
Total surface disturbance requiring post-closure reclamation is approximately 5.5 acres. The proposed underground excavation will generate about 60,900 cubic yards of waste rock, most of which is benign. Approximately 14,300 cubic yards is potentially acid-generating (PAG) material which will be temporarily placed in an engineered, lined 0.85-acre storage facility. At the end of the exploration period, all PAG waste rock will be picked up and transferred back underground and the adit will be sealed.
According to a news release
from Niblack Mining Corporation, with the receipt of the final
permits, work crews will complete construction of the infrastructure
necessary for the underground program. This includes waste rock
storage sites, sediment ponds, water treatment systems, fuel
tank storage, and camp facilities. The construction work, which
began in April, is on schedule to meet targeted deadlines. J.S.
Redpath Corporation, the Company`s underground contractor, will
also begin to mobilize equipment to the property. Mobilization
to the property in anticipated to last six weeks, and initiation
of the portal face is scheduled to commence in August.
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