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An assessment of Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and Boddington Gold Mine water sources and proposed water auditing framework underpinning improved water allocation compliance and reporting

Cocks, R.J., Ho, G.E., Anda, M. and Dallas, S. (2009) An assessment of Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and Boddington Gold Mine water sources and proposed water auditing framework underpinning improved water allocation compliance and reporting. Mining Technology : IMM Transactions section A, 118 (3). pp. 225-231.

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    Abstract

    Water auditing and water conservation measures are fast becoming the quantitative tools for water balance reporting in the mining and minerals processing sector. Therefore, this paper was written to describe the process of water auditing in a goldmining environment and to contribute towards building an appropriate water management framework for The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for sustainable resource processing (CSRP). The research will assist with the assessment of water balances in mining and hydrometallurgical processes and ongoing probabilistic modelling for Newmont Mining Corporation, its wholly owned gold mines, and its joint venture operation of Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM). Kalgold or KCGM are the managers of a joint venture project between Barrick Australia (50 per cent) and Newmont Mining Corporation (50 per cent) at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (WA). Boddington Gold Mine (BGM), Western Australia, will commence operations this year and manage the new goldmine expansion project. BGM is 100 per cent Newmont owned and will operate to continue mining gold and copper from the existing (BGM) site that was decommissioned in 2001.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: Environmental Technology Centre
    School of Environmental Science
    Publisher: Maney Publishing
    Copyright: © 2010 Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7207
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