Gold in the Hardrock area was first discovered between 1916 and 1918, resulting in the opening of 4 local mine companies beginning operations. Between 1938 and 1970 the mines Produced over 2 million ounces of gold! When production decreased, and companies moved on, the mines were closed. For decades following, geophysical surveys and litho-geochemical sampling continued to take place here periodically. When Premier Gold acquired the property in 2008, the ball was once again rolling and now, Greenstone Gold Mines is now a 60/40 Partnership between Equinox Gold and Orion Mine Finance for the joint ownership and development of the Hardrock Project and the Kenogamisis, Brookbank, and Viper Properties. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in October 2021 for the Greenstone Project. The open pit operation is underway and Greenstone Gold Mines is estimated to have a 15-year mine life starting this year.
These developments in our community are creating jobs, stimulating the economy, and reshaping our future. Check out GGM's website here to find out more: https://www.greenstonegoldmines.com/