Associated Minerals Consolidated Limited has submitted a proposal to change mining methods of the Eneabba south operation from dry mining to dredging.
This would involve the establishment of a dredge pond in existing mining pits from which a suction cutter dredge would progress along a prescribed mining path followed by a floating wet concentrator plant.
Tailings would be stacked behind the operations allowing rehabilitation of mined out areas to be carried out progressively as the dredge operation proceeds.
Rehabilitation would involve re-establishment of native plant species over disturbed areas in the same manner that is applied to existing dry mining operations.
In initially considering the Company's proposal the Authority determined that the potential for environmental impact would be required to be formally assessed under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act, 1986. Upon assessment of the Notice of Intent that was prepared by the Company it was determined by the Authority that the change from dry mining methods to dredging at the south Eneabba m1n1ng operations is environmentally acceptableRelease Date:
30 September 1987Proponent:
Associated Minerals Consolidated LtdStatus:
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