Change of mining methods from dry mining to dredging, Eneabba South

Proposal description: 

The proposal is 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.

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Last updated: 
October 15, 1987
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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