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Title: Mine reclamation and integrated land use in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
Author: Mitchell, John
Issue Date: 2008
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-06-19
Series/Report no. British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 2008
Abstract: The Kimberley region of northern Western Australia presently supports two diamond, one nickel, and one lead/zinc mine. Lennard Shelf Pty Ltd, a joint venture partnership between Teck Cominco and Xstrata Plc, own and operate the Lennard Shelf lead and zinc mining, concentrating and exporting operations in the West Kimberley. The operations, when purchased by Teck Cominco in November 2003, comprised two operating underground mines (Pillara and Kapok), two decommissioned underground mines (Cadjebut and Goongewa), one operating concentrating mill at Pillara, one decommissioned concentrating mill at Cadjebut, a shipping export facility at Derby and approximately 2100 square kilometres of mining and exploration tenements across the West Kimberley. Since November 2003 Lennard Shelf has decommissioned the third mine (Kapok), reclaimed the three decommissioned mine sites plus the Cadjebut concentrating mill and is now planning for closure and reclamation of the remaining Pillara mine, concentrating mill and Derby Export Facility in 2009. The reclamation of these mines and tailings storage facility has been the first of their kind and unique in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Affiliation: Applied Science, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/9461
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Other

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