Mine Closure

Author(s): 
Dawn Garcia
Category: 
Environmental/Social

The mining industry has learned that plans for closure of mine and plant facilities, plus post-closure use of the land, must be presented to stakeholders as part of a successful planning process and to obtain the “social license” from the community. Historic mining operations that were abandoned Read more... about Overview of International Mine Closure Guidelines

Author(s): 
Dawn Garica
Category: 
Environmental/Social

The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has followed up the August 2008 publication, Planning for Integrated Mine Closure, with a Spanish-language version (Planificación del Cierre Integrado de Minas: Equipo de Herramientas), which was published in a web-based format in September Read more... about New Closure Guidance Published by ICMM: Planning for Integrated Mine Closure

Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley was a key contributor for this article
Category: 
Environmental/Social

Mine closure is as much a part of planning for modern mine operations as the feasibility study prior to start-up. In fact, it is usually an integral part of the feasibility study itself, and in most cases, is most effective when incorporated at the earliest possible stage.

This is the Read more... about The End is Nigh

Author(s): 
Dave Bentel
Category: 
Mining

This document provides guidelines for:

  • Conceptual closure planning and design;
  • Closure site characterization, analysis and evaluation, and
  • Detailed closure design.

The guidelines incorporate key requirements of different corporate closure Read more... about An Approach to Closure Planning and Design

Author(s): 
Dawn Garcia, Terry Braun
Category: 
Environmental/Social

Environmental sustainability involves integrating and meeting economic, social, and environmental goals with respect to planning and implementing mining activities. Active mine or processing facilities offer an operator various opportunities to incorporate environmental sustainability goals in Read more... about Closure at the San Manuel Plant Site

Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley, W. Bauman, D. Blaxland
Category: 
Mining, Environmental/Social
 
 
The last two decades have seen a significant evolution in both the methods for and purposes of closure cost estimating. As part of this evolution, changes in the uses of closure cost estimates have resulted in coincident changes in the scope, methods employed
Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley
Category: 
Environmental/Social

The last two decades have seen a significant evolution in both the methods for and purposes of closure cost estimating. As part of this evolution, changes in the uses of closure cost estimates have resulted in coincident changes in the scope, methods employed and level of detail required. Read more... about An Evolution of the Methods for and Purposes of Mine Closure Cost Estimating

Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley, Mark Willow, Rob Bowell
Category: 
Environmental/Social

The last two decades have seen a significant evolution in the approaches used to close gold heap leach pad facilities in an environmentally responsible manner. With the promulgation of new cyanide regulations in the State of Nevada, USA in 1989, the mining industry was faced with the need to Read more... about The Evolution of Cyanide Heap Leach Closure Methods

Author(s): 
John Chapman, Danielle Kyan and Jeff Parshley (SRK North America)
Category: 
Mining, Project Evaluation

What do you really need to know about mine closure planning and costing?

This high level talk covers key aspects of mine closure planning and costing from both international and local perspectives (using specific examples from Queensland). It will address the importance of focusing on Read more... about Mine Closure: What is the real cost?

Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley, Cathryn MacCallum
Category: 
Environmental/Social, Mining

Attractive Nuisances and Wicked Solutions: Sustainable Mine Closure Read more... about Attractive Nuisances and Wicked Solutions

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