SASKATCHEWAN SHORE GOLD of Saskatoon has submitted a project proposal for the Star-Orion South diamond project to the provincial ministry of environment and federal agencies, marking the start of the environmental impact assessment process for a new mine. The proposal includes the Star diamond project (100% Shore) together with the Orion South kimberlite, which is part of the Fort a la Corne joint venture (60% Shore and 40% NEWMONT MINING).
The proposal contains a detailed project description which includes an open pit on the Star kimberlite, a potential second pit at Orion South (dependent on the results of underground bulk sampling and large diameter drilling currently underway), a common processing plant and associated infrastructure. The project footprint is estimated to be between 3,000 and 4,000 ha (or 2.3-3.0% of the Fort a la Corne Provincial Forest), depending on the inclusion of Orion South.
The project proposal may be read in full at www.ShoreGold.com. It includes a series of maps showing the conceptual project layout and extent of the proposed infrastructure.