August 8th, 2022
Planned activities for the week of August 8th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, drilling, blasting, foundation work and steel erection for various buildings within the Plant Site area, drilling, blasting and placement of rock for the Highway 11 Realignment, and the installation of power lines.
What's coming next:
Greenstone Mine will be conducting scheduled blasts within the Project Area and within the Highway 11 Realignment Area. Blasting will occur on a regular basis during the construction and operations phases of the Project. Blasting Notices are posted on the website homepage.
‘No Trespassing’ signs within the former Barton Bay Trail area due to work activities being undertaken for the construction of the Highway 11 Realignment have been installed for everyone’s safety as this work continues. With the MHT pump well building in place, pumping of historical tailings water to the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant is underway. Earthworks in the Kenogamisis Pit, located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn, will continue with loading and hauling of pit run material to the future Plant Site area as needed. Concrete installation is on-going within the future Process Plant east end, while west end steel erection continues and cladding has commenced. Concrete and steel work are ongoing at the Crusher. Power Plant cladding is nearing completion and interior concrete for engine bases is ongoing. Structural steel erection and cladding work for the Truck Shop continues. Interior work for the Effluent Water Treatment Plant continues. Power line work continues in the Plant Site and TMF areas as well as along Michael Power Boulevard. Work will soon commence on the installation of the site natural gas distribution piping.
Ongoing hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the Goldfield Creek Dam. Construction of the sand blanket and various water retention ponds and ditches within the TMF is ongoing.
Drilling, blasting and crushing within the future Highway 11 Realignment footprint (west side) will continue. Placement of materials continues east of Michael Power Boulevard. With the Michael Power Boulevard Crossing in use, motorists are asked to obey the 60 km/h maximum speed limit and to proceed with caution.
Work within the future MTO Patrol Yard continues with cladding and interior work for the Garage / Office. The bases for the sand and salt domes are now complete.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of the first two mine haul trucks is complete and work has commenced on the third and fourth. Assembly of the shovel will continue.
Construction in and around Greenstone Mine involves the use of heavy equipment such as zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, wood chippers, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated trucks and loaders. For health and safety reasons, we caution the general public to follow and obey all posted signs across the Project area.
The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we construct the Greenstone Mine.