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Mine reclamation and integrated land use in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

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dc.contributor.author Mitchell, John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-19T01:37:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-19T01:37:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/9461
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartof B.C. Mine Reclamation Symposium 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 2008 en
dc.title Mine reclamation and integrated land use in the Kimberley region of Western Australia en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.text Conference Paper en
dc.description.affiliation Applied Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.rights.copyright British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation en
dc.description.scholarlevel Other en

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