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Greenstone Gold Mines: Update March 28th, 2022

Press Release

Planned activities for the week of March 28thinclude Tree Clearing, continuing to advance the Earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, stripping and excavating in preparation for foundation work for the MTO Patrol Yard, ongoing work within the Highway 11 Realignment, drilling and blasting within the Plant Site area and the Highway 11 Realignment and the installation of power lines and road construction.

What’s coming next:

Greenstone Mine will be conducting scheduled blasts within 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 GGM website’s homepage.

‘No Trespassing’ signs within the Barton Bay Trail area have been installed for everyone’s safety due to work activities being undertaken for the construction of the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) seepage collection system.

Earthworks in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continue with loading and hauling of pit run material to the Plant Site (PS) area. Concrete installation will continue within the future permanent Effluent Water Treatment Plant, Truck Shop and the Process Plant west end. Excavation work will commence for the M1 Pond west of the PPS. As Administration Building modules continue arriving, the first of several modules has been installed. At the Concrete Batch Plant (CBP) laydown in place, the equipment set up is ongoing. The CBP will support the concrete needs within the PS area. Temporary power line work continues.

On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future Tailings Management Facility (TMF) area will continue. Construction of sedimentation ponds for water management and excavation and backfilling work for construction of the Goldfield Creek Diversion dyke and channel continues. Tree clearing activities within TMF area will continue. Communications Tower has been built and communications equipment are being installed.

Drilling and blasting within the future Highway 11 Realignment will continue from west to east, as excavation work and placement of materials continues towards Michael Power Boulevard. With the Michael Power Boulevard Crossing in use, motorists are cautioned to obey the 60 km/h maximum speed limit and to proceed with caution.

The Tree Clearing, Earthworks within the Kenogamisis Pit, S4 Aggregate Pits and the TMF Quarry, the installation of power lines, the drill and blast program and road construction involve the use of heavy equipment such as zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, wood chippers, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated trucks and loaders. For health and safety reasons, we caution the general public to limit non-essential traffic on Hardrock Road and to follow and obey all posted signs across the Project area.

The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we construct the Greenstone Mine.

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