Update October 11th, 2021

October 11th, 2021


Backfilling of the future Reagent Building in preparation for the foundation is underway. Once constructed the Reagent Building will be used as a warehouse to house reagent to be utilized in the Process Plant.

The Drill and Blast Program is currently underway in preparation for the construction of Pond B1 which will receive water from the Surface Water Detention Area before the water is pumped to the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant for treatment.  

Planned activities for the week of October 11th include Tree Clearing, continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, exterior and interior finishes within the Temporary Lodging Facility, stripping and excavating in preparation for foundation work, drilling within Pond B1 and road construction.

What's coming next:

Operation of the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant located South of Hardrock Road is underway with discharge of clean water into Kenogamisis Lake. Early Earth Works 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. The Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) is now occupied by construction workforce residents. Exterior and interior finishes within Phase 2 TLF modules including mechanical, electrical and piping work continues. Temporary Power Line Installation work will pause for the week of October 11th. Construction of Pond B1 within the PPS area continues with on-going drilling within the Pond B1 footprint. Stripping and excavation work to prepare the foundation for the future Administration Building and Truck Shop will continue and these activities will commence to prepare the foundation for the future Mill. On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future Tailings Management Facility (TMF) area continues. Construction of TMF Access Roads between the S4 Aggregate Pit and the future Haul Road will continue. Construction of an access road within the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) area continues in preparation for the future construction of the MHT seepage collection system. Tree clearing activities within the Lahtis Road area in preparation for the construction of the TMF will continue.

The Tree Clearing, Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, 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 Hardrock Road and the TEWTP 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 continue to prepare for construction of the Greenstone Mine.