Public Notice - Rover Metals
Rover Metals Corp. (“Rover”) will be conducting a winter exploration drill program at the Cabin Lake Property that will be conducted in three (3) phases:
- Construction of a private access road which includes an ice road and land road component, collectively the “Cabin Lake Access Road.” See Figure 1 for map of the Cabin Lake Access Road.
- Mobilization of exploration equipment across the Cabin Lake Access Road and exploration core drilling at the Cabin Lake Property. The planned exploration drilling includes several drill targets on the property. Some of the drill targets will be follow up at the Cabin Lake Zone which was last drilled in September and October 2020.
- Demobilization and closure of the Cabin Lake Access Road.
Phase 1 – Construction of the Private Access Road
Snowmobiles with ice profiling equipment will access Russell Lake from the Behchokǫ̀ boat launch on or about Thursday February 11th to begin planning for the ice road component of the Cabin Lake Access Road. Local employment opportunities for work on building the land portion of the access road can be applied for by emailing Rover at email@example.com. Local employment opportunities for work on maintenance of the ice portion of the access road can be viewed here Rover at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The snowmobiles for the ice profiling that will commence on or about February 11th will be operated by Yellowknife-based personnel. There will be no contact between these Yellowknife-based personnel and the local community. In order to ensure there is no contact between the local community and Yellowknife-based personnel, anyone employed from the local community for work on construction of the access road will need to have access to their own snowmobile and all other safety and work-related equipment.
Phase 2 – Mobilization and Exploration
Construction of the ice road is expected to commence on or about Feb 15th. After this time, and once the road is determined to be safe, local employment opportunities for work maintaining the ice portion of the access road will be initiated. To apply for maintenance work for the road email Rover at email@example.com. The exploration program is expected to begin in early March and last several weeks. Rover is conducting the exploration program under the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board approved Land Use Permit W2018C0002.
Exploration equipment and supplies will be mobilized to Cabin Lake across the access road by Yellowknife-based personnel, and two Rover employees from the south. There will be no contact between these Yellowknife-based personnel, or Rover’s employees, and the local community. The camp at Cabin Lake, and any worksite on the property will not be open and accessible to off-site NT citizens as a result of the current COVI-19 health and safety protocols.
Phase 3 – Demobilization and Road Closure
Demobilization is expected to occur around break-up, and the demobilization will either be airborne by helicopter or back across the access road, subject to the ice conditions prevailing at the time of demobilization. The ice conditions of the access road will be monitored during the window of exploration, and a decision to close the access road will be made as soon as the ice conditions are deemed to be unsafe. Upon conclusion of the program, the Yellowknife-based land inspector will visit the property and conduct his site review.
Exploration equipment and supplies will be demobilized from Cabin Lake by Yellowknife-based personnel and Rover personnel. There will be no contact between these Yellowknife-based and Rover personnel, and the local community.
Should you require any additional information, please contact Judson Culter, CEO, Rover Metals Corp. at firstname.lastname@example.org.