September 18th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of September 18th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), piping and electrical work for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock from the open pit to support the construction of the 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 the Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.
At the Process Plant east end, work on electrical and piping continues throughout the building. At the west end, work is ongoing for various process sub-areas, with equipment installation essentially complete and electrical and piping activities ongoing. At the crushers, piping and cladding work are close to complete as electrical work continues. Pre-commissioning activities continue at the Secondary Crusher. At the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), equipment installation is nearing completion while electrical cable pulling continues. Cladding of the Ore Storage Dome is well advanced. Installation of conveyor belts is ongoing. At the Power Plant, commissioning of the six engines is essentially complete.
The Highway 11 realignment is substantially complete with final inspections by the Ministry of Transport in progress. The old portion of the highway, including access to it through the MacLeod townsite, is now closed to the public. The closure will allow GGM more flexibility with the pit blasting as well as to complete piping work for water management in that area.
At the TMF, earthworks on the dam walls with rock from the open pit is ongoing.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive and be assembled.
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, shovels, telehandlers, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, bulldozers and loaders. The extensive project work over the last two years 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 complete the construction of the Greenstone Mine.