Canadian Royalties Initiates Permitting Process for the Raglan South Nickel Project.MONTREAL -- Canadian Royalties Inc. (TSX TSX Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE before April, 2002)
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TSX True Space Extension :CZZ CZZ Chazan-Ziv-Zakai Bound ) announces the delivery today of a Project Notice to Quebec's Ministry of Sustainable Development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union , Environment and Parks (MDDEP). The Project Notice is the document that describes the proposed project for the development and exploitation of the Raglan South Nickel Project The Nickel Project is a nickname for a transportation funding package enacted by the 2003 Washington State Legislature. The slogan for the package is "It’s your Nickel, Watch it Work."
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The Project Notice is distributed by the MDDEP to the various provincial authorities involved in the permitting process, most notably, the Kativik Environmental Quality Commission and the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (MRNF). The Project Notice will also be circulated to the federal Ministry of Environment via the federal Environmental Assessment Agency.
The permitting process is comprehensive with respect to federal, provincial and municipal authorizations for the development of a mining and processing facility. In addition, Canadian Royalties will seek to complete agreements with local Inuit communities in parallel.
A scoping study, including a preliminary economic assessment, is currently being completed by Roche Ltd., Consulting Group of Quebec City and P&E Mining Consultants Inc., of Toronto on the Raglan South Nickel Project. The study is due for completion in mid-April, and will provide the initial definition of the scope and preliminary economics of the mining project. The scoping study will be followed up by an engineering feasibility study The analysis of a problem to determine if it can be solved effectively. The operational (will it work?), economical (costs and benefits) and technical (can it be built?) aspects are part of the study. Results of the study determine whether the solution should be implemented. , to be initiated in mid-2006, if warranted.
Canadian Royalties' objective is to work closely with the communities of Nunavik and demonstrate that its project is in full compliance with environmental regulations and that it will have lasting benefits for all of its stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. .
About Canadian Royalties Inc.: Canadian Royalties is evaluating the potential of establishing an independent, stand-alone mining and milling operation in the general vicinity of Falconbridge's Raglan Mine in northern Quebec, where significant infrastructure is in place. Excluding the discovery of the Ivakkak zone and all 2005 diamond drill results, the indicated resources on the project total 10,568,000 tonnes with weighted average grades of 1.0% nickel, 1.2% copper, 0.04% cobalt, 0.2 g/t gold, 0.6 g/t platinum and 2.3 g/t palladium palladium, chemical element
palladium [Gr. Pallas, goddess of wisdom], metallic chemical element; symbol Pd; at. no. 46; at. wt. 106.42; m.p. 1,554°C;; b.p. 2,970°C;; sp. gr. 12.02 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, or +4. (3.0 g/t PGE PGE Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Bruce Durham, P.Geo., is the designated Qualified Person and is the person responsible for the geological information presented in this release.
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