We have come a long way since arriving at the Keyla mine in XXX, 2020. We now have a fully equipped, stage I, containerized campsite with sleeping quarters, office, storage, kitchen, toilets and showers area with running water. With our two generators our night shifts can move along without any inconveniences thus keeping our 24 hour mining operation ongoing.
The road to the project is just off the principal highway of Chile. It is the main transport route of Chile connecting one end of the country to the other. Internal roads to and around the mine are well maintained.
As the Keyla mine has been dormant for some time with only spasmodic bursts of small scale exploitation, the preparation of the main tunnel with roads to this entrance was a priority. One can readily view the photos above showing the entrance of the tunnel itself (before and after photos) to see how fast this important feature was finalized. One can further see Leon and Nibaldo examine the structure of the tunnel which was also assessed by our mining engineers ensuring the tunnels are always safe.
As safety is most important to all concerned, our safety protocol is followed to the letter. There are constant checks and re-checks ensuring that both above ground and within our tunnel systems, all safety measures are observed. Where necessary, the tunnel walls and ceilings have been covered with high tensile wire, acting as a preventative for any small or large rock spillage. Considerable work has been done at the entrance of the mine ensuring a safe entry and exit point. (see photos before and after) With our many years of mining experience our teams are very aware of “safety first” 2020 has become a year of huge changes forced on us by the appearance of covid19, and again as safety precaution for all of Trident Minerals, we have offered all our staff and mining teams the opportunity to have bi-weekly blood tests enabling all to continue working without the fear of cross contamination.