February 21st, 2022
Planned activities for the week of February 21st 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 and the Highway 11 Realignment and future MTO Patrol Yard, the installation of power lines 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. 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 and the future Site Access Road. The future Reagent Building is well underway with the overhead doors installed and the installation of shelving nearing completion. Excavation and stripping of the future PPS footprint continues. Hauling of material within the Site Access Road is nearing completion with the installation of culverts and capping work well underway. Steel installation for the future Sewage Treatment Plant foundation is nearing completion. Form work for the foundation of the future permanent Effluent Treatment Plant is underway in preparation for concrete work. On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future Tailings Management Facility (TMF) area continues. Construction of sedimentation ponds for water management and excavation and backfilling work for construction of the Goldfield Creek Diversion dyke and channel continues. Tree clearing activities within the Lahtis Road area in preparation for the construction of the TMF continues. Communications Tower mounting of tower communications equipment continues. Drilling and blasting within the future Highway 11 Realignment will continue from west to east, as excavation work and placement of materials will continue towards Michael Power Boulevard. Construction of the East and West ramps for the Michael Power Boulevard crossing are nearing completion. Drilling and blasting within the future MTO Patrol Yard continues. Temporary Power Line work is underway within the future PPS area.
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.