October 24th, 2022
Planned activities for the week of October 24th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, installation of the natural gas pipeline area, foundation work and steel erection for various buildings within the Plant Site area and placement of rock for the Highway 11 Realignment, onsite power distribution and drilling and blasting 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 and Project area. Blasting will occur on a regular basis during the construction and operations phases of the Project. 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 while at the west end steel erection is complete and cladding nears completion. Concrete and steel erection are ongoing at the Crusher and the High Pressure Grinding Rolls. At the Power Plant, work on the outside auxiliary systems is ongoing while inside equipment installation continues. The Gensets from Thunder Bay Port to Longlac by rail have arrived. Interior work in the Truck Shop is ongoing while the exterior cladding is complete. Formwork and concrete for conveyors is ongoing. Power distribution work continues in the Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility (TMF) areas. Earthworks for the installation of the site natural gas distribution piping is complete.
Ongoing hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the Goldfield Creek Dam. Work continues on the cut-off wall and various water retention ponds and ditches.
Crushing within the future Highway 11 Realignment footprint (west side) will continue. Placement of materials continues for the east side of the future Highway 11 and the Michael Power Boulevard ramps. With the Michael Power Boulevard Crossing in use, motorists are asked to obey the 60 km/h maximum speed limit and to proceed with caution.
At the future MTO Patrol Yard, interior work is well advanced in the Garage / Office building. Lot grading is complete in preparation for paving.
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 is underway. The construction of haul roads is underway.
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. 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.