2021 Quarter 2 update: John Mason
Equinox Gold-Greenstone Gold announced Q3 will be the start of full-scale construction at the Greenstone Mine, Geraldton. The Greenstone Mine (previously known as Hardrock) is a $1.25-1.5B capital cost commitment.
“Early Works” activity is in play on the site now, including: lodging assembly, office/management building construction, powerline construction, internal road construction, forestry clearing for mine/mill site and highway realignment timber harvesting, and water treatment plant and waterlines construction. Construction, prior to production, will take 2 1/2 years, to build (mine, mill and all related infrastructure) at Geraldton.
Tailings Management Facility construction (start), creek diversion, Highway 11 preparation for 2022 rebuild, and concrete foundation work, will be required before winter 2021. 2022 will be a full and busy construction year.
The mine will be open pit and be a 358,000 ounce annual gold producer. Life of Mine is 14 years, with proven and probable reserves of 5.5 M ounces of gold grading1.27 g/t gold. In addition there is measured and indicated resources of 2.6 M ounces of gold grading 2.32 g/t and inferred resources of 3.4 M ounces of gold grading 3.23 g/t .
** The mine evolution will be from open pit to underground, post the 14 year mark. This is one of the largest gold deposits in Ontario not in production.
Partners include: AZA, Aroland, Ginoogaming, Longlac 58., Metis Nation of Ontario, and the Municipality of Greenstone.
Equinox estimates that the mine will create 1300 regional jobs.
Once construction is complete and operations commence, jobs will align in the following areas: mine operations, maintenance, geology, engineering, mill, power plant, technical services, environmental, HR, IT, site services, and supply chain.
Careers section of the Equinox Gold website illustrates current openings. Resumes can be sent directly to email@example.com