Smoke Creek alluvial mining further expansion, Argyle Diamond Mine (s46) [888]

Proposal description: 

Inquiry under s46 regarding amendment to Ministerial Statement 214.

This proposal is to mine approximately 24 million tonnes of diamond-bearing gravels from about 410 hectares of braided river channels within a total operations area of 550ha. The area is immediately downstream of the existing alluvial mine, which has been operating for five years, and will provide a further six years of mining. Smoke Creek drains into Lake Argyle.

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Last updated: 
June 17, 1998
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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