Snow Lake Resources aims to uphold the highest corporate, social and environmental standards and recognizes the importance of building respectful and inclusive relationships with our Manitoban stakeholders, communities and governing organizations. Snow Lake is committed to open communication with the community in which it operates. The Company aims to actively manage the impact of our activities through the continued consideration and response to the interests and concerns of the local community Near the Thompson Brothers Project.
Key Project Details
The Thompson Brothers Lithium Property includes 38 contiguous mining claims encompassing 56 km2 (5,596 hectares).
Figure 1. Map of Snow Lake’s Claims and proximity to Rail and Community.
The following figure (Figure 2) shows a typical timeline for a mining project with several stages of progression. A project only progresses to the next stage if the previous stage is successful. Although some projects advance more quickly than shown, it is rare for a project to get from discovery to a decision to mine in less than 5 years especially if it is located in a new region.
Snow Lake is currently in the ‘Discovery’ stage outlined below, where the key goal is to determine if the Thompson Brothers Project hosts an economic deposit of minerals.
It is important to note that there are numerous future stages to complete before mining may commence at Thompson Brothers, and Snow Lake anticipates this would take several years.
Figure 2: Typical timeline for a mining project with several stages of progression.
Snow Lake takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and is committed to achieving excellence in environmental management through understanding the sensitivities of working within the region.
All works are governed by the Mines and Minerals Act (C.C.S.M. c. M162). There are strict provisions governing exploration and mining in Manitoba, as well as legislation and a large number of supporting regulations.
Flora and Fauna
The proposed exploration program will not impact on any plant and wildlife habitats including fish. Mitigation for potential fisheries will include screened water intake structure(s) and pump(s). Water storage tanks are anticipated to be used to minimize impacts.
Prior to entering a new area, vehicles need to be cleaned to mitigate the spread of weeds and exotic plants and/or soil‐borne diseases.
During revegetation, practices will be implemented to limit the growth and spread of invasive / non‐ invasive species to ensue revegetation is successful.
Waste products generated during an exploration program will be managed appropriately to ensure it causes no harm to wildlife or damage to the environment.
Solid waste will be stored appropriately until transported to existing waste management facilities for disposal. Generation of any potentially hazardous waste will be transported to an approved facility for recycling or disposal.
We will continue to evaluate opportunities to limit our carbon footprint. Snow Lake Resources’ baseline data collection and analyses (air, water, soils, and biological conditions) have been planned to help account for future changes. Such changes will be incorporated into all aspects of the project design.
Snow Lake Resources will require significant energy to provide power for mining, processing, and ancillary facilities. We therefore will continue to evaluate during the project design for opportunities to reduce power demands and use cleaner sources of energy.
Snow Lake Resources will continue to manage the site through each phase of development to ensure the protection of environmental and biological resources, including reclaiming areas no longer needed for exploration activities.
Snow Lake is now exploring a cluster of Lithium dykes located within the 100% owned Thompson Brothers Lithium Property.
Current activities include exploration drilling and non-ground disturbing exploration (e.g. soil sampling, ground-based geophysics and airborne geophysics).
All community feedback will be carefully considered when deciding how to proceed with exploration programs and all reasonable measures will be made to ensure a satisfactory solution is achieved for all parties.
Please contact Snow Lake direct for further details or information requests:
242 Hargrave St #1700,
Vice President Corporate Development
Email: derek ( at ) SnowLakeResources.com