Update May 1st, 2023
May 1st, 2023
Planned activities for the week of May 1st 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 was reopened for the winter months, 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. Steel erection work at the Pre-leach Thickener continues as tank plate preparation begins. At the crushers, electrical, piping and HVAC equipment installation continues. Interior steel, electrical work on cable trays and lighting installation 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 continues. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing as the transfer tower erection continues. At the Power Plant, ongoing work includes construction of the control room, engine exhaust ducting and pulling of electrical cable. At the Truck Shop, work nears completion on the offices and the lube system is being commissioned. HVAC and communications systems near completion. Demolition of the old MTO Patrol Yard nears completion. Completed the removal of the east end surcharge.
At the TMF, earthworks on the dam walls with rock from operations 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.