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Greenstone Gold Mines – Update June 26th, 2023

Press Release

June 26th, 2023

Planned activities for the week of June 26th include ongoing earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), steel erection, interior concrete, piping, electrical and equipment installation for various buildings within the Plant Site area and drilling, blasting and hauling of rock from the open pit for construction of roads and 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 Blasting Notices is located on the company website homepage.

At the Process Plant east end, installation of the two ball mills and the cyclone at the gravity tower along with electrical and piping work continues. At the west end, work is ongoing for various process sub-areas that includes equipment installation and electrical and piping activities. Concrete base work for the oxygen plant is underway. At the crushers, electrical, piping, HVAC and equipment installation continues with installation of the secondary crusher itself now complete. Work on the MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) wall nears completion. At the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR), installation of the HPGR and electrical and piping work are ongoing. The Ore Storage geodesic dome structure erection is advancing with cladding to start soon. Conveyor preassembly and installation are ongoing with three out of six conveyors now installed with work on the fourth commenced. At the Power Plant, final electrical cable pulling and termination continue along with pre-commissioning activities.

Natural gas from the Enbridge system is now flowing to site as that project wraps up. Highway work is focused on the tie-ins at each end and near the intersection with Michael Power Boulevard. Preparations to start paving and the installation of signs and guardrails are underway. For the health and safety of personnel working near Michael Power Boulevard, we ask everyone to please obey the posted speed limits and follow construction signage and signal persons within the construction zone limits.

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. Operation Maintenance team are moving into the new Truck Shop.

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, 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.

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