Update May 15th, 2023

May 15th, 2023

Power Plant cable work.

Power Plant cable work.

Planned activities for the week of May 15th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), steel erection, 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. A link to Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.

A portion of the Barton Bay Trail has been reopened, however work around the highway realignment work has resumed. Trail users must obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety.

At the Process Plant east end, interior work on the installation of the ball mills along with electrical and piping work continues. At the west end, work is ongoing for various processing sub-areas that includes equipment installation and electrical and piping activities. Tank installation at the Pre-leach Thickener continues. At the crushers, electrical, piping, HVAC and equipment installation continues. Interior steel, electrical work on cable trays and lighting continues at the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR). Installation of the main HPGR components is expected to start shortly. The Ore Storage geodesic dome structure erection is advancing well. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing as the transfer tower erection continues. At the Power Plant, ongoing work includes work on the control room, engine exhaust ducting, electrical cable terminations and preparations for commissioning. At the Truck Shop, work is essentially complete with some punch list items remaining.

Highway work is focused on removal of the surcharge and on the east end tie-in. Demolition of the old MTO Patrol Yard is now complete.

At the TMF, earthworks on the dam walls with rock from the open pit is ongoing.

Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Work is well advanced on the expansion of Pond B1 and will start shortly on Pond B2.

The public are reminded to continue to obey all posted signs across the Project area for everyone’s health and safety. 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.