Update September 20th, 2021

September 20th, 2021


40 Tonne Articulated Trucks have arrived on site to begin stripping work within the future Process Plant Site area.

The Greenstone Mine Construction Team have begun transitioning to their new modern office complex situated near the future Process Plant. The existing Construction Village located on Hardrock Road will be dismantled in the near future.

Planned activities for the week of September 20th include continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, construction of the Surface Water Detention Area, stripping, excavation and drilling of bedrock for the construction of Pond B1, the installation of culverts and road construction.

What's coming next:

Operation of the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant located South of Hardrock Road has been fully commissioned and the initial discharge of clean water into Kenogamisis Lake took place on September 14th. Early Earth Works in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continues and includes the extraction and crushing of gravel for upcoming construction activities. The Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) is now occupied by construction workforce residents. Exterior and interior finishes within Phase 2 TLF modules will continue while mechanical, electrical and piping work will commence. Temporary Power Line work pause for the week of September 20th. With interior and exterior finishes complete, mobilization of staff into the Main Construction Office Complex within the Process Plant Site (PPS) area will continue. Construction of the Surface Water Detention area for site water management near the PPS footprint continues. Stripping, excavation and drilling of bedrock for the construction of Pond B1 will continue within the PSS area in preparation for the construction of the future Process Plant. On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future PPS area will continue. Construction of an access road within the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) area will continue in preparation for the future construction of the MHT seepage collection system. The installation of culverts A6 and A6a located near the future Tailings Management Facility area by way of the Haul Road Service Access will commence.

The Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits and road construction involve the use of heavy equipment such as: zoom booms, cranes, excavators, 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.