Update April 10th, 2023
April 10th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of April 10th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), steel erection, interior concrete, piping, electrical and equipment installation for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock from the open pit for construction of roads and TMF.
What's coming next:
Greenstone Mine wishes to advise the public that open pit activities are underway. Greenstone Mine will be conducting scheduled blasts within the Open Pit. Blasting for the construction of water collections ponds will occasionally take place in the vicinity of the Plant Site area for the next few months typically at 6:30 p.m. A link to Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.
A portion of the Barton Bay Trail has reopened for the winter months, however work around the highway realignment work has resumed. Trail users must obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety. We expect the trail will be closed soon because of winter conditions.
At the Process Plant east end, interior work on the installation of the ball mills is in progress with electrical and piping work continuing. At the west end, electrical and piping work is ongoing including concrete for the gold room. Carbon In Pulp mechanical work is ongoing. At the crushers, electrical, piping and equipment installation including the apron feeder and Secondary Crusher main components continues with minor cladding remaining. Interior steel continues at the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) as well as electrical work on cable trays and light installation. The foundation for the Ore Storage Dome is complete with work on the geodesic dome structure to started. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing as the transfer tower erection continues. At the Power Plant, ongoing work includes construction of the control room, engine exhaust ducting, pulling of electrical cable. Utilidor and radiator system installation is close to complete. At the Truck Shop, work is well advanced on the offices along with piping, electrical, lube system, HVAC and communications systems. Demolition of the old MTO Patrol Yard is well advanced. Work on the highway has restarted at the east end.
At the TMF, earthworks on the dam walls with rock from operations is ongoing.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of mine haul truck seven is complete and haul truck 8 assembly continues. Work is ongoing on the expansion of Pond B1 and will start shortly on Pond B2.
The public are reminded to continue to obey all posted signs across the project area for everyone’s health and safety. Snowmobilers are warned to stay well outside of the project footprint for their own safety as many hazards may be covered by snow.
Construction in and around Greenstone Mine involves the use of heavy equipment such as haul trucks, zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated trucks and loaders. The extensive project work over the last year has significantly changed the landscape resulting in many new hazards. For health and safety reasons, do not enter any unauthorized or active work areas within the Project footprint unless authorized to do so.
The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we construct the Greenstone Mine