October 18th, 2021
Planned activities for the week of October 18th 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 and blasting within Pond B1, the installation of power lines 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 work will resume with the installation of power lines along the future Plant Site Access Road and the future Tailings Management Facility Access Road. Construction of Pond B1 within the PPS area continues with blasting and material removal within the Pond B1 footprint. Stripping, excavation, and backfilling work to prepare the foundation for the future Administration Building is underway while stripping and excavation work will continue to prepare the foundation for the future Mill and Truck Shop. 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 and the construction of access roads between the S4 Aggregate Pit and the future Goldfield Creek Diversion Dam will commence. Upgrades to culvert A2 on Lahtis Road along the future Goldfield Creek Diversion will commence. Tree clearing activities within the Lahtis Road area in preparation for the construction of the TMF continues.
The Tree Clearing, Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, the installation of power lines, 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.