Yellowhead Mining Inc. announced on Thursday, Jan. 29, that the BC Environmental Assessment Office (“BC EAO”) has initiated the 180-day review period for Yellowhead’s application for an environmental assessment certificate for its Harper Creek Project.
“The initiation of the 180- day review period for the EA Application for the Harper Creek Project marks another step in Yellowhead’s steady progress in the development of Harper Creek,” said Frank D. Wheatley, CEO of Yellowhead. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the BC EAO and the Working Group during this review period.”
With the BC EAO initiating the 180-day review period for the EA Application on Jan. 28, Yellowhead will now turn its attention to addressing comments from the BC EAO and the Working Group on the EA Application.
Harper Creek is a proposed 70,000 tonnes-per-day open pit copper mine with a 28-year mine life. The ore also contains quantities of gold and silver.
Harper Creek has a four year development period, with the initial two years focused on environmental and construction permitting, and the second two years dedicated to construction.
According to the company, Harper Creek would provide up to 660 jobs during construction and up to 450 permanent jobs during operations.
A complete copy of the EA Application will be posted by the BC EAO on its website.
A complete copy of the EA Application can also be found on Yellowhead’s website at www.yellowheadmining. com.
About Yellowhead Mining Inc.
Yellowhead Mining Inc. is a development stage company with a 100 per cent interest in the Harper Creek project, which is located about 10 km southwest of Vavenby in the North Thompson region. The proposed Harper Creek mine would be a large scale, long life, low cost open pit copper mine, has a NI 43-101 compliant feasibility study, and is currently in the environmental permitting phase of development.
For more information on Yellowhead and the Harper Creek project, please visit Yellowhead’s website at www.yellowheadmining.com.