Foran Project Reaches Environmental Milestone

Foran Mining Corp. has achieved a major milestone for its McIlvenna Bay Project in Saskatchewan. Foran is planning to develop a copper, zinc, gold, and silver mine at McIlvenna Bay, and the project recently secured Ministerial Approval under the province’s Environmental Assessment Act.

The Ministerial Approval concludes the Environmental Impact Assessment process for the project, enabling the company to advance the project into the permitting phase to secure necessary approvals to construct and operate the mine.

Stantec completed an assessment of the project’s effects on groundwater quantity and quality. The modeling examined groundwater levels and groundwater discharge to surface water features. It also looked at impacts of potential mine seepage on groundwater. Stantec continues to provide environmental assessment services to Foran as the project progresses into the final design and construction phases.

McIlvenna Bay is a rich mineral deposit that is part of the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt that has been producing minerals for 100 years. McIlvenna Bay is located about 65 km west of Flin Flon, Manitoba, and is the largest undeveloped deposit in the region.

“Stantec has been an invaluable partner during the groundwater modeling and assessment process, through feasibility and the environmental impact assessment,” said Kirsten Ketilson, Foran’s ESG director. “Their expertise has proven to be an indispensable asset to our team.”

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