On August 17, 2017 GEDC hosted an information session on Greenstone Gold Mines Hardrock Project at the Geraldton Community Centre to a crowd of over 50 attendees which included local municipal officials, business owners, community members and first nations.
Mr. Eric Lamontagne, General Manager and Mr. Ian Horne, Director of Environment and Community Relations provided updates on their 2017 Workplan, EA Update, Impacts to Local and Regional economy and their Hardrock Project Next Steps. The presentations were augmented with a video demonstration of the development activity over the life of the mine and reclamation stage, in addition to a 3D table top display model of the mine site.
The project is located on a brownfield site that was actively mined in the 1930’s – 1970’s; the construction of the project is anticipated to take 2 years utilizing local suppliers and contractors where possible. At full capacity the Hardrock project will process 30, 000 tonnes of ore per day and employ 450 people on average over the life of mine which is expected to be 15 years. The final Environmental Assessment (EA) which is a critical milestone for the project was submitted in July 2017 and will take until mid-2018 for the review process to be complete.
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