Heavy minerals mine - Beenup

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to mine about 50ha of farmland per year, by dredging, to produce 500,000 tonnes of heavy minerals annually, for at least 20 years.

The dredge would float on the natural watertable surface and reach to the bottom of the deposit without the need to raise or lower the water table. Minerals would be separated from the ore in a wet concentrator floating behind the dredge and by dry concentration at a dry mill at the north of the site. Sand and fine tailings would be returned to the dredge pond and subsequently rehabilitated to reestablish both pasture and belts of native vegetation.

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Last updated: 
May 24, 1991
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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