Mining water supply, waste management, and rehabilitation

By: EnviroAg Australia Pty Ltd  17-Jan-2011
Keywords: Risk Assessment

Mine development and operations are dependent upon good water supply, safe management of wastes and rehabilitation of the final land forms.  The cost of these dictates the margins on ore and concentrate production.  Building efficiencies in resource supply and reducing the costs of land reclamation and rehabilitation are keys to successful mine operations.

EnviroAg Australia works closely with the coal and mineral resource sectors.  It is directly involved in water supply assessment for gold mines in arid area; rehabilitation and ecological monitoring of coal mine rehabilitation land forms.

Envirog Australia delivers specialist services in the rehabilitation of derelict mines.  It works closely with the NSW Department of Primary Industry.  Over the last 5 years it has worked on derelict gold, silver and lead and asbestos mines in NSW.  These mine sites bring many challenges; all have been safely and sustainable managed.   More information of derelict mines can be obtained from the following link:

It has the experience and capacity to design rehabilitation of derelict mines in high rainfall areas (>2500mm) and arid zones.

Rock, gravel or sand are key commodities for regional development.  Local Councils, Road Authorities and large Agribusiness and Mines have demands for rock, gravel and sand materials.  Quality materials are needed for infrastructure.

There are more than 2,500 hard rock and sand and gravel quarries in Australia today. They range in size from very large 'metropolitan' quarries near big cities making hundreds of thousands of tonnes of quarry products a year, to small quarries that supply rock products for use in remote areas when needed.  Today quarries needs to be managed as small mines.  Mine and safety regulations require compliance.

Keywords: Risk Assessment

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