December 20th, 2021
Planned activities for the week of December 20th include Tree Clearing, continuing to advance the Earthworks within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits and the Tailings Management Facility Quarry, stripping and excavating in preparation for foundation work, drilling and blasting within the Process Plant Site area, the Highway 11 Realignment and the future MTO Patrol Yard areas, pouring concrete and road construction.
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 Barton Bay Trail area due to work activities being undertaken for the construction of the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) seepage collection system have been installed for everyone’s safety as this work continues. The Rosedale Point Air Monitoring Station located between the Rosedale Point Road and the Barton Bay Trail parking lot and the MacLeod Provincial Park Air Monitoring Station are installed, while electrical connection and commissioning continues.
Earthworks in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continues with loading and hauling of pit run material to the future Process Plant Site (PPS) area while tree clearing activities for the Kenogamisis Pit expansion continues. Construction of Pond B1 within the PPS area continues with stripping and backfilling of the berm complete. Structural steel arrived in preparation for the installation of the steel frame for the future Administration Building foundation. First concrete pour for the future Reagent Building took place and further pours will continue. Excavation and stripping of the future Plant Site footprint continues. Drilling in the future Power Plant area is paused and blasting is complete within the Truck Shop and Fleet Assembly area while backfilling in preparation for the future Truck Shop foundation will continue. Stripping and backfilling will continue within the Plant Site Access Road area which will become the future permanent Main Site Access Road. On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future Tailings Management Facility (TMF) area continues. Communications Tower mounting of tower communications equipment will continue. Construction of TMF Access Roads between the TMF Laydown and the future TMF Quarry, and between TMF Laydown and the future Overburden Dump continues. Drilling at the TMF Quarry in preparation for future blasting and crushing continues. Construction of sedimentation ponds for water management and excavation and backfilling work for construction of the Goldfield Creek Diversion dyke and channel will continue. Tree clearing activities within the Lahtis Road area in preparation for the construction of the TMF continues. Drilling and blasting within the future Highway 11 Realignment will continue towards the west and excavation work will continue towards Michael Power Boulevard. Construction site preparation for the future MTO Patrol Yard is complete for this phase while drilling will commence. Temporary Power Line work will pause until the new year.
The Tree Clearing, Earthworks within the Kenogamisis Pit, S4 Aggregate Pits and the TMF Quarry, the installation of power lines, the drill and blast program and road construction involve 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 wish to caution the general public to limit non-essential traffic within the Hardrock Road and the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment area and to follow and obey posted signs across the Project area.
The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we construct the Greenstone Mine.