Marshall Minerals Corp. and President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Minerals Corp. Fined Under the Mining Act.
Convicted - Marshall Minerals Corp. and Harry Quint, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Minerals Corp.
Location - Timmins, Ontario
Description of Offence - Failure to comply with a Director's Order to file a certified closure plan to rehabilitate mine hazards at the Carshaw-Malga Mine Site.
Date of Offence - February 1, 2014
Date of Conviction - Justice of the Peace Nathalie Breton accepted Marshall Minerals Corp. and Harry Quint's guilty pleas and fined them on October 2, 2017 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins, Ontario.
- Marshall Minerals Corp. was convicted of one offence under the Mining Act and was fined $30,000 plus a victim fine surcharge (VFS) of $7,500 and was given six months to pay. Marshall Minerals Corp. was also ordered by the court to carry out rehabilitation measures at the Carshaw-Malga Mine site within 12 months.
- Harry Quint was convicted of one offence under the Mining Act and was fined $1,000 plus a VFS of $125.00. As part of a plea agreement, Harry Quint was required to pay immediately.
- Marshall Minerals Corp. is the owner of the Carshaw-Malga Mine and Mill property located in the Shaw and Carman Townships, approximately 25 kilometres southeast of Timmins. The site mined and milled gold bearing ore in the mid-1980's. In 1990, the mill was reactivated to process nickel ore. The site is now idle.
- Mine Rehabilitation staff from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines inspected the mine property on October 29, 2012. Several mine hazards posed a safety risk to local residents and required rehabilitation, including open mine shafts, open pits, accessible conveyors and unsecured buildings.
- Marshall Minerals Corp. did not comply with a Director's Order issued under section 147(1) of the Mining Act requiring the company to file a certified closure plan, which would include financial assurance to rehabilitate the mine hazards.
- By failing to submit a certified closure plan, Marshall Minerals Corp. committed an offence under the Mining Act. Harry Quint, as an Officer and Director of Marshall Minerals Corp., was a party to and guilty of the same offence.