Back River Gold Project
Goose Mine Winter Access Road (2022-Present)
Completed: In Progress
Client: Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
In November 2022, Nuna West Mining was awarded a contract to construct and maintain a winter ice road to the Goose Gold Project. The 163 km road will provide access from Sabina’s Marine Laydown Area (MLA) at the southern end of Bathurst Inlet to the Goose Site, allowing for the transport of approximately 1,500 loads of equipment and supplies from February 2023 until the end of the winter road season.
Goose Earthworks (2020)
In summer 2020, Nuna West Mining (NWM) was contracted by Sabina for further infrastructure development at the Goose site. Utilizing the Owner’s equipment fleet, NWM’s scope included runway expansion (length and width); continuation of haul road development to the plant site location; and excavation of a portal box cut to provide access for the first underground advance.
Marine Landing Area & Goose Infrastructure Development (2017-2018)
In 2017, Nuna was engaged by Sabina to provide constructability review and cost estimating related to the development of site infrastructure at the Bathurst Inlet Marine Landing Area (MLA), and for the Goose Site infrastructure and plant site development. During 2018, Nuna crews were deployed to the MLA site to develop a quarry, and construct freight storage pads, camp pad, all-weather airstrip, and site roads utilizing Owner-supplied fleet.
Early Earthworks & Infrastructure (2012-2013)
In 2012, Nuna’s winter scope required Hercules aircraft mobilization of equipment from our available inventory via an ice strip located at Hope Bay and from Yellowknife, NT. The fleet mobilization included: Cat 320 excavator, 140 grader, 730 haul trucks; CS563 packer; wobbly wheel packer; water truck; mechanic rig; and crew cab. Nuna’s summer scope included: construction of an access road from the camp; and construction of an airstrip to accommodate larger payload Dash 7 aircraft, which provided the Client with 4 additional landing months in the season. In 2013, Nuna was contracted to carry out rock excavation and early earthworks services. Scope included: establishment and maintenance of a Hercules capable ice airstrip on Goose Lake; development of a rock quarry, which included drill / blast activities; construction of a 5 km road from the existing airstrip to the proposed plant site area; crushing services for production of crush rock for roads and airstrip base and topping; upgrade and widening of the existing road from airstrip to camp; and construction of pads near the future plant site.