Update March 6th, 2023

March 6th, 2023

Power Plant exhaust piping work.

Power Plant exhaust piping work.   

Planned activities for the week of March 6th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), 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 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. 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, however the highway realignment work be resuming shortly. We ask that trail users obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety. We expect the trail will be closed the next week or two.

At the Process Plant east end, the building is now enclosed and being heated in the building. Work will continue inside with the installation of the ball mills. At the west end, internal steel and concrete are ongoing as E-room electrical work continues with cable tray and piping. At the Crusher, equipment installation continues with minor cladding remaining. Interior steel and foundation work continue at the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), including commissioning over the overhead crane. At the Power Plant, ongoing work includes construction of the control room and the exhaust ducting, as well as pulling of cable. At the Truck Shop, architectural work on the offices along with work on piping, electrical and the lube and communications systems continues. Commissioning of the Pit Fuel Station and the Sewage Treatment Plant nears completion. Conveyor preassembly and installation including electrical cable tray 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 walls with rock from operations is ongoing.

Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of mine haul trucks five and six is complete as truck seven assembly continues. Components for the fourth dozer D375A will begin arriving. 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. 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.