Greenstone Gold Mines: Update January 16th, 2023
Planned activities for the week of January 16th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, steel erection, cladding, interior concrete, piping, electrical and equipment installation for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock for roads 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. A link to Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.
A portion of the Barton Bay Trail has reopened for the winter months due to the demobilization activities for the construction of the Highway 11 Realignment. We ask that trail users obey the ‘No Trespassing’ signs that have been installed for everyone’s safety.
At the Process Plant east end, steel erection and cladding continues with the cyclone crane beam installation commencing. At the west end, internal steel installation is ongoing as is the installation of the CIP tanks with the Reagent area and crane readying for commissioning. Concrete, steel erection and cladding are ongoing at the Crusher. Steel erection is complete at the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) and cladding is ongoing. At the Power Plant, inside equipment installation continues. Interior work in the Truck Shop is ongoing with the installation of the last of the overhead doors, pouring of interior concrete slabs and installation of piping and electrical systems. Formwork and concrete for conveyors is well advanced with preassembly and installation ongoing. Power distribution work continues in the Plant Site and Tailings Management Facility (TMF) areas.
At the TMF, work will restart on the cut-off wall with the Deep Soil Mixing machine.
Mine mobile equipment components continue to arrive. Assembly of the first four mine haul trucks and two shovels is complete. The construction of haul roads is advancing well.
The public are reminded to continue to obey all posted signs across the project area for everyone’s health and safety. Now that the winter season is upon us, snowmobilers are warned to stay well outside of the project footprint for their own safety as many hazards may be covered by snow.
Construction in and around Greenstone Mine involves the use of heavy equipment such as haul trucks, zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated trucks and loaders. The extensive project work over the last year 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 construct the Greenstone Mine.