November 21st, 2022
Planned activities for the week of November 21st include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, foundation work, steel erection and cladding 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 Notices are posted on the website homepage.
‘No Trespassing’ signs within the former Barton Bay Trail area due to work activities being undertaken for the construction of the Highway 11 Realignment 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, will continue with loading and hauling of pit run material to the future Plant Site area as needed.
At the Process Plant east end, steel erection continues and cladding will start soon. At the west end, internal steel installation is ongoing as is the installation of the CIP tanks. Concrete, steel erection and cladding are ongoing at the Crusher and the High Pressure Grinding Rolls. Work continues on the retaining wall (MSE Wall) by the Primary Crusher. At the Power Plant, installation of the gensets is now complete and the building will be fully enclosed. Interior work in the Truck Shop is ongoing with the installation of overhead doors an interior slabs poured. Formwork and concrete for conveyors is well advanced with preassembly and installation ongoing. Power distribution work continues in the Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility (TMF) areas.
Ongoing hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the Goldfield Creek Dam. At the TMF, work continues on the cut-off wall and various water retention ponds and ditches.
Placement of materials and crushing are complete for this season for the future Highway 11 and the Michael Power Boulevard ramps. At the future MTO Patrol Yard, work is complete and handover to the MTO is in progress.
Enbridge has completed the installation of the 14 km pipeline to the Project site. Final commissioning will take place in the spring.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of the first four mine haul trucks and shovel is complete. Assembly of the second shovel at the assembly pad area continues. The construction of haul roads continues.
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, wood chippers, 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.