Greenstone Gold Mines: Update October 3rd, 2022
Planned activities for the week of October 3rd 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, drilling, blasting 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, the Project area and within the Highway 11 Realignment 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.
Concrete formwork is ongoing within the future Process Plant east end, while west end steel erection 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 with preparations started to receive the gensets scheduled to arrive later next month. Containers of materials and equipment continue to arrive for the Power Plant. Cladding work for the Truck Shop is well advanced with interior cranes now installed. Formwork and concrete for conveyors is ongoing. Effluent Water Treatment Plant commissioning activities are complete with shaft dewatering ongoing. Power distribution work continues in the Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility (TMF) areas as well as along Michael Power Boulevard and the new Highway realignment. Earthworks, drilling and blasting continues for the installation of the site natural gas distribution piping.
Ongoing hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the Goldfield Creek Dam. Construction of the East, Southeast and Southwest dams are now completed to elevation planned for 2022. Work continues on the cut-off wall and various water retention ponds and ditches.
Drilling, blasting and 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 continues in the Garage / Office building. Installation of panels for the Salt Shed is almost complete.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of the first two mine haul trucks is complete and work is well advanced on the third and fourth. Assembly of the shovel is complete and parts for a second shovel are arriving.
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.