bauxite mining rehabilitation

Mining and Refining – Rehabilitation

Globally, bauxite mining disturbs a relatively small area of land compared to other types of open cast mining. Around one square metre of land is newly opened up each year to produce one tonne of aluminium, with the same area annually rehabilitated.

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Rehabilitation after bauxite mining in south-western australia ...

Alcoa of Australia Ltd. mines bauxite in the Darling Ranges of south-western Australia. The company must operate within major environmental constraints, associated with competitive land uses, to ensure on-going access to ore reserves. A programme has been designed to manage environmental aspects of mine planning,...

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Alcoa's bauxite mine rehabilitation program

The Department of State Development is responsible for administering Alcoa of Australia Limited's mining and refining activities in Western Australia under three relevant State Agreements. Completion criteria for Alcoa's bauxite mine rehabilitation in the Northern Jarrah Forest in the Darling Range are required to be...

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Mine Rehabilitation - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

LEADING PRACTICE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY. CASE STUDIES: Anglo American's rehabilitation objectives for coalmines in Queensland and NSW. 8. Alcoa's bauxite mine completion criteria. 11. Species selection and topsoil management at Alcoa's bauxite mines in...

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Rehabilitating mines to meet land use objectives: bauxite mining in ...

Rehabilitating mines to meet land use objectives: bauxite mining in the jarrah forest of Western Australia. J. Gardner. John Gardner is Environmental Manager for Mining, Alcoa World Alumina Australia, Applecross, Australia. Mine rehabilitation should establish land use values equal to or better than those existing before...

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Rehabilitation - Bauxite Alumina Joint Ventures

We see rehabilitation as one of the most critical aspects of mining. The final land use for mined areas will be determined in consultation with landowners, and within the bounds of approval requirements set by the Commonwealth and State Governments. The rehabilitation process begins well before mining commences, with...

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Restoration Following Bauxite Mining In Western Australia

Restoration Following Bauxite Mining In Western Australia. Paul W. Hinds. Introduction. The Darling range of south-western Australia is the world's leading producer of aluminum, accounting for approximately 38% of the world production in 1994 (Matlox 1999). In 1995/96 production of alumina reached 8.2 million tones and...

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alcoa's bauxite mine rehabilitation program completion criteria and ...

Jul 2, 2015 ... This document contains revised Completion Criteria developed in consultation with the. Mining Management Program Liaison Group (MMPLG)1 that define requirements for relinquishment of management responsibility for areas of Alcoa of Australia's bauxite mine rehabilitation. The revised Completion...

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State-and-Transition Successional Model for Bauxite Mining ...

Feb 3, 2006 ... Alcoa World Alumina Australia has been rehabilitating bauxite mines in the jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest of western Australia for more than 35 years. Completion criteria were developed in the 1990s for native species rehabilitation, with various desirable characteristics described as the rehabilitation...

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Bauxite Mining Restoration by Alcoa World Alumina Australia in ...

Dec 12, 2007 ... Abstract. Alcoa World Alumina Australia mines bauxite under lease agreements with the Government of Western Australia. The leases lie in the Darling Range to the east of Perth, the capital and major population center. In addition to bauxite and other mineral ores, the Darling Range is a major potable...

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A review of landscape rehabilitation frameworks ... - Semantic Scholar

In ecosystem design there should be consideration of the four key dimensions of any ecosystem; landscape, function, structure and composition (LFSC). Alcoa's Bauxite mines and Barrick (Cowal) Limited's Gold Mine have considered LFSC in their rehabilitation practices. From this, a framework based on LFSC is proposed...

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Soil development on rehabilitated bauxite mines ... - CSIRO Publishing

Rehabilitation after bauxite mining in the jarrah forest aims to re-establish a self-sustaining forest. This implies that ecosystem processes will be re-established and soil nutrient stores will be similar to those of the unmined forest. This study determined the baseline levels of a number of soil properties in areas of jarrah forest...

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Bauxite mining - Norsk Hydro

Most bauxite mining companies have subscribed to voluntary improvement programs, involving land rehabilitation, for example. A survey covering the period 2002-2006, showed that the land rehabilitation equaled the land being mined during the period. The mines in the survey included 66 percent of the world's bauxite...

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Restoration of Tropical Moist Forests on Bauxite-Mined Lands in the ...

Jun 1, 1999 ... Restoration of Tropical. Moist Forests on. Bauxite-Mined Lands in the Brazilian Amazon. John A. Parrotta1. Oliver H. Knowles2. Abstract. We evaluated forest structure and composition in 9- to. 13-year-old stands established on a bauxite-mined site at Trombetas (Pará), Brazil, using four different refor-.

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Developing completion criteria to measure the success of mine ...

innovative approach to the development of ecological completion criteria. Alcoa World Alumina Australia mines bauxite in the jarrah forest of south-western. Australia. Shallow mining (~4 m) occurs in isolated pods averaging 10 ha in size. The overall objective of rehabilitation is 'to restore a self-sustaining jarrah forest...

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Impact of bauxite mining on water yield FB presentation.pdf

16 YEAR OLD PLOT REHABILITATED WITH NATIVE SPECIES. 1800 stems/ha, 45 percent cover, leaf area index is 2, basal area 25m2/ha estimated volume of biomass 104 m3/ha or 6.5 m3/ha/an estimated water use 600-1200 m3/m3 of biomass- 6,000,000 litres/ha/an...

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REFILL - Rehabilitation of abandoned bauxite surface mines using ...

There are a number of abandoned sites from the surface exploitation of bauxite ores in the wider Mt. Parnassus area in Greece. The environment would benefit from the filling and rehabilitation of these mines. Red mud is a by-product of the Bayer process for the refining of bauxite to smelting grade alumina for the.

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Restoring Jarrah Forest after Bauxite Mining in Western Australia ...

Full-text (PDF) | South-western Australia is well known for its diverse and mostly endemic flora that live on some of the most P-impoverished soils in the world. One of the challenges in the restoration of these ecosystems after mining is to establish colonizing species to facilitate vegetation su...

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Thirteen-year growth of jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) on ...

The optimum stocking rate for jarrah in rehabilitated bauxite mines will be a balance between growth rate, tree form, other environmental factors and cost considerations. The current rehabilitation prescription aims to establish 1300 stems ha−1 of 'total eucalypts' by broadcast seeding (jarrah and marri — Corymbia...

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Aboriginal people playing a leading role in rehabilitating mined land ...

Connection to Country drives quality land rehabilitation. Local Aboriginal people are playing a leading role in providing a stable and quality supply of seedlings to rehabilitate mined land at Rio Tinto Aluminium's bauxite mine in Weipa, Far North Queensland. The land is sacred within the culture of Aboriginal people, as is...

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Bauxite mining operations at Weipa - Office of Northern Australia

Bauxite mining operations at Weipa, Cape York: a case study. Chapter 29 - 1. 29 Bauxite mining operations at. Weipa, Cape York: .... 5.1 Land disturbance and rehabilitation . .... 1 The operation currently functions under two Aboriginal land access agreements – the Ely Bauxite Mining Project. Agreement (EBMPA) signed in...

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Land restoration and mine rehabilitation - Murdoch University

Our land restoration and mine rehabilitation research has concentrated on the revegetation of mine residues to complement expertise on mine rehabilitation available in other research ... Based on this prescription, vegetation was well established and had density and canopy cover comparable to bauxite mine revegetation.

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Mapping regolith strength for bauxite mine rehabilitation using ...

Successful jarrah forest rehabilitation after bauxite mining depends on the properties of mine floor regolith. Together with replaced topsoil and a second layer referred to as overburden, mine floor regolith is part of the reconstructed soil profile in which re-established vegetation grows. Bauxite mine floors in the Darling...

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Ant recolonization of rehabilitated bauxite mines at Trombetas, Pará ...

ABSTRACT. Ant species were sampled in three rainforest and 10 rehabilitated bauxite mine plots at Trombetas, in the tropical monsoonal region of Brazil. Rehabilitation ranged from 0 to 11 years in age and was mainly performed by planting mixed native forest tree species. One plot supported single-species blocks of...

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Sustainable Mining: Case Study for Bauxite Mining in Pahang by ...

Dec 18, 2017 ... Rehabilitation strategy - A Mine Rehabilitation Plan should be thoroughly strategised. 4. Sustainable Mining for the Future. a. Royalty on Minerals in Pahang – As prescribed in the State Mineral Enactment, the rate of royalty payable on bauxite is 5%. b. Future/Sustainable Mining - Mining operation must...

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Effects of mining - bauxite hydrology - Department of Water

The Department of Water sits on the MMPLG and also chairs and administers the Bauxite Hydrology Committee — a subcommittee of the MMPLG that oversees the aspects of mining and rehabilitation that have implications for water supply in Perth's Water Supply Catchments. The Bauxite Hydrology Committee, formerly the...

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the Australian Experience after Bauxite Mining

Litter and Carbon Accumulation in Soils after Forest Restoration: the. Australian Experience after Bauxite Mining. Mark Tibbett. Centre for Land Rehabilitation, School of Earth and Environment, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of. Western Australia, Australia, Email Mark.Tibbett@uwa.edu.au. Abstract.

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Successional changes in feeding activity by threatened cockatoos in ...

State‐and‐transition successional model for bauxite mining rehabilitation in the jarrah forest of Western Australia. Restoration Ecology 14, 28–37. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2006.00102.x Crossref, Google Scholar. Grant, C., and Koch, J. (2007). Decommissioning Western Australia's first bauxite mine: co‐evolving vegetation...

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Restoration Resource Center Australia: Returning the Botanical ...

Overview. Alcoa World Alumina Australia operates two bauxite mines at Willowdale and Huntly in the Darling Range of southwestern Australia, 80 – 140 kilometers south of Perth. The mine pits range in size from one hectare to tens of hectares. Alcoa has been rehabilitating its bauxite mines since 1966; today some 550...

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term recolonization patterns of ants in Western ... - espace@Curtin

Summary. 0[ The return of invertebrate animals to rehabilitated mine pits is desirable for the re! establishment of ecosystem functioning[A long!term ant monitoring programme is reported over 03years in a jarrah Eucalyptus marginata forest control plot and in three bauxite mine pits\ one of which had been left unvegetated\...

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Cost analysis and ecological benefits of environmental recovery ...

The methodology of environmental restoration of the mining areas emphasizes the ecological variables in the process of establishment of the community, to the .... This work analyzed and compared three environmental recovery methods in bauxite mining areas – rehabilitation, simple restoration and complete restoration...

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Soil Quality of Bauxite Mining Areas - SAO/NASA ADS

Title: Soil Quality of Bauxite Mining Areas. Authors: Terezinha Gonçalves Bizuti, Denise; Dinarowski, Marcela; Casagrande, José Carlos; Silva, Luiz Gabriel; Soares, Marcio Roberto; Henrique Santin Brancalion, Pedro. Affiliation: AA(Departament of Forest Sciences, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São...

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Sustainable Development | Bauxite Resources Limited

“A sustainable mining operation maintains the natural capital of the area in which it is located through sound environmental management systems. Successful rehabilitation and environmental management ensures that bauxite mining is a temporary land use that does not compromise other long term land uses.”(1). Bauxite...

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Reclamation and Rehabilitation of Mined out area at Panchpatmali ...

Mar 31, 2016 ... TO ALUMINA REFINERY PLANT THROUGH CABLE BELT CONVEYOR. SYSTEM. ❑ RECLAMATION & REHABILITATION OF THE MINED OUT AREA BY USE. OF LATERITIC OVERBURDEN AND TOP SOIL. FOLLOWED BY. PLANTATION. PROCESS OF MINING AT. PANCHPATMALI BAUXITE MINE...

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Alcoa's Juruti Mining Project Seeking to Set Sustainability Benchmark

This paper describes in detail Alcoa's approach to sustainable development in relation to its bauxite mine at Juruti in the Brazilian Amazon. .... Roll of Honor - Alcoa is applying model mine-site rehabilitation techniques in Juruti to ensure biodiversity preservation and environmental sustainability in this pristine environment.

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Bauxite | The Aluminum Association

Bauxite ore, refined through two processes, is the primary source of aluminum. Land conservation is a key industry focus. An average of 80 percent of the land mined for bauxite is returned to its native ecosystem. Topsoil from the mining site is stored so it can be replaced during the rehabilitation process. Reserves will last...

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Bauxite Mining | The Australian Aluminium Council

... Indies, South America and Australia – there are some small deposits located in Europe. Australia is the largest producer of bauxite, with five mines supplying around 23 per cent of global production. Bauxite mining has five steps: Preparation of the mining area; bauxite mining; crushing; ore transport; and rehabilitation.

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Site-specific climate analysis elucidates ... - Biogeosciences

Oct 15, 2013 ... and has an economic dependence on mining and mineral processing (particularly coal, iron ore, and bauxite) result- ing in a range of anthropogenically disturbed landscapes. Unlike post-mining rehabilitation activities conducted in re- gions having rather stable and / or moderate seasonal vari- ation (e.g....

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Bauxite-Ravaged Land in Pahang Could be Rehabilitated 'within ...

Feb 27, 2016 ... That sounds bleak, yes, but Ahmad Fuad sees no reason why the area could not be rehabilitated within a couple of years. “Even the oil palm plantations (which have been turned into bauxite mining sites by the landowners) can be resuscitated and replanted within a period of two years,” Ahmad Fuad said...

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A case study of ecological restoration at the Xiaoyi Bauxite Mine ...

This paper introduces theories and methods for ecological restoration of mines and presents a case study of the ecological restoration in the Shanxi Bauxite Mine. In the process of ecological restoration, an integrated technical system consisting of stripping, mining, peeled-off and rehabilitation was established with the...

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