TORONTO Avanti Mining
Inc.s Kitsault molybdenum mine has been referred to
British Columbia government leaders for consideration to
approve an environmental assessment (EA) certificate.
The Vancouver, British
Columbia-based company described the referral as a "milestone"
in the projects development.
"We have been working for over
16 months since we submitted our EA application with (the
Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Mines, Energy
and Natural Gas) to get to the point where it can be decided by
the ministers," Avanti president and chief executive officer
Craig J. Nelsen said. "We are confident that we have provided
sufficient mitigation and accommodation during the EA process
that the project should receive approval at this time."
The Kitsault Mine is expected to
produce 374 million pounds of molybdenum over 16 years.
Construction is scheduled to take 25 months once approval is
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