VANCOUVER – Vancouver-based Artemis Gold has announced site works have started at the company’s Blackwater mining project located approximately 160 kilometres southwest of Prince George, B.C.
The site works are meant to prepare the project for the start of major construction activities in Q1 2023, following receipt of the BC Mines Act permit expected this fall.
The scope of the program, according to an Artemis Gold release, includes:
- Expanding the capacity of the existing exploration camp by 90 rooms;
- construction of a 245-room construction camp;
- installation of a wastewater treatment plant;
- upgrading the potable water storage and treatment system;
- installation of well pumps and pipelines;
- electrical upgrades;
- upgrading existing access roads to improve safety standards;
- further geotechnical drilling and site investigation activities; and
- other ancillary activities required to support the commencement of major works.
“This program also provides an opportunity for the Artemis construction team to refine onsite training, improve safety standards and refine operational procedures as we ramp up activities ahead of the start of major works,” Artemis Gold CEO Steven Dean said in a statement.
Most of the site works are expected to be complete by December with final installation of a full-capacity wastewater treatment system and drainage system scheduled for completion in Q1 2023, the release added.
The program also provides for more permanent onsite personnel to facilitate training.
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