Update February 13th, 2023

February 13th, 2023

Crusher Pad construction with mine rock.

Crusher Pad construction with mine rock.       

Planned activities for the week of February 13th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, steel erection, cladding, interior concrete, piping, electrical and equipment installation for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock for roads at the open pit.


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 also 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 due to the winter suspension of construction activities on the Highway 11 Realignment. We ask that trail users obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety. The trail will be closed again once activities resume in the spring.

At the Process Plant east end, steel erection, cladding and roof liner installation continue. At the west end, internal steel and concrete are ongoing as E-room electrical work commences. Cladding work continues at the Crusher with the electrical tray, chute liner and overhead doors installation continuing. Steel erection, cladding and interior foundation work continue at the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR). Bridge work at the Detox tanks is nearing completion. At the Power Plant, interior work including the installation of cable trays and construction of the control room is ongoing. Interior work on piping and electrical systems in the Truck Shop continues, and the installation of equipment for the lube systems and the wash bay is ongoing. Commissioning of the Pit Fuel Station and Potable Water Treatment Plant will continue. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing with transfer tower structure erection continuing. Power distribution work continues in the Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility (TMF) areas.

At the TMF, earthworks on the dam wall with rock from operations is ongoing.

Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of mine haul truck five is underway. The construction of haul roads is advancing well. 

The public are reminded to continue to obey all posted signs across the project area for everyone’s health and safety. Now that the winter season is upon us, 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.