Update April 17th, 2023
April 17th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of April 17th 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.Planned activities for the week of April 17th 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.
A portion of the Barton Bay Trail was 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 spring 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. Structural access to reagent tank continues. Steel erection at the Pre-leach Thickener has commenced. 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 lighting installation. The Ore Storage Dome geodesic dome structure erection continues. 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 and pulling of electrical cable with radiator system installation close to complete. At the Truck Shop, work nears completion on the offices along with piping, electrical and lube system. HVAC and communications systems are substantially complete. Demolition of the old MTO Patrol Yard is well advanced. Work on the highway continues.
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 eight is complete. Work is well advanced 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. 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