News Feed Item

Inspiration to Proceed With the Dewatering of Langmuir No. 1 Mine

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Inspiration Mining Corporation (the "Corporation") (TSX:ISM)(FRANKFURT:OI8)(PINKSHEETS:IRMGF) would like to announce that it intends to proceed with the dewatering of the existing ramp (the "Ramp") to the Langmuir No. 1 mine. The Corporation intends to dewater the Ramp in order to commence an advanced exploration program in the higher grade mineralization ore body which occurs in the Langmuir No. 1 mine. The dewatering process requires a permit to take water ("PTTW") application to the Ministry of the Environment. The PTTW is required to ensure safe working conditions and to supply process water for the mining operations. To support its application, the Corporation retained AMEC Earth & Environmental, a division of AMEC Americas Limited ("AMEC"), to undertake a hydrogeological study.

The Ramp was used by the property's former owner, Timmins Nickel, to extract over 100,000 tonnes of ore with an average of 2.2% nickel. Langmuir No. 1 mine is an underground mine which is only accessible through the use of the Ramp, which extends to a length of 1,650 feet. Upon the cessation of operations by Timmins Nickel, the Langmuir No. 1 mine and the Ramp were allowed to be filled with ground and rain water.

The results of the AMEC study were issued on September 3, 2008. That study was quite extensive and had to be based on a large number of factors, including surface water drainage, nature of the overburden and bedrock, groundwater chemistry, the details, underground water flow, and a multitude of environmental factors. The preparation of also required consideration not only all historical data for the area as well as the baseline environmental report by BZ Environmental. Details not otherwise available were developed through additional DDH drilling by AMEC to provide information.

In addition, a numerical 3D steady-state groundwater flow (MODFLOW) model was developed to estimate seepage into the underground workings at the Langmuir No.1 mine site and to access the zone-of-influence associated with the long-term mine dewatering operations. The model is based on the previously developed groundwater flow model for the McWatters Mine Site located at a distance of about 2 km to the south of the Langmuir No.1 Mine site.

Model simulations, conducted for the Langmuir No 1 mine site by AMEC, showed that:

--  Long-term groundwater seepage into the increased (by about 25%) existing
    underground mine workings is expected to be about 150 m, 
--  Zone-of-influence, defined by the 0.3 m drawdown contour, is predicted
    to not exceed about 2 km from the mine site, 
--  Reduction of the groundwater flow contribution to the unnamed creek,
    originating at a distance of about 750 m to the south-east of the mine
    site, is predicted to be 50 m, and 
--  Total groundwater flow contribution to Night Hawk Lake and its
    tributaries is predicted to be reduced by about 65 m due to the
    dewatering of the Langmuir No.1 Mine. 

Based on the above, AMEC concluded in its report that dewatering of the underground workings at the Langmuir No. 1 mine site may have a relatively limited impact on the nearby surface water features. However, impact on other surface water features, located further away from the mine site, is expected to be non-measurable or negligible.

"The dewatering process will represent a significant step forward in the advancement of the property," stated Randy Miller, the President of the Corporation. "The dewatering of the ramp is necessary for the Corporation to access the higher grade ore body in the Langmuir No. 1 Mine. Once access is obtained, the Corporation will be in a position to further advance the property."

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "anticipated", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Inspiration is subject to significant risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward looking statements contained in this release. Inspiration cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward looking statements and Inspiration assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward looking statements contained in this release to reflect actual events or new circumstances.

Inspiration Mining Corporation
Randy Miller
Chief Executive Officer

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTrend processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
“Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
So you think you are a DevOps warrior, huh? Put your money (not really, it’s free) where your metrics are and prove it by taking The Ultimate DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge, sponsored by DevOps Summit. Battle through the set of tough questions created by industry thought leaders to earn your bragging rights and win some cool prizes.
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cemware will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Use MATLAB functions by just visiting website mathfreeon.com. MATLAB compatible, freely usable, online platform services. As of October 2016, 80,000 users from 180 countries are enjoying our platform service.
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.