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A water audit of Newmont's Tanami Goldmine Operation, N.T. Australia

Cocks, R.J., Ho, G.E.ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-8812 and Anda, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-7398-4192 (2009) A water audit of Newmont's Tanami Goldmine Operation, N.T. Australia. In: World Gold Conference 2009, 26 - 30 October, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Water auditing and water efficient practices are evolving as the quantitative tools for water balance reporting in the mining and minerals processing sector. This paper was written to describe the process of water auditing in a gold mining environment. It will contribute towards building an appropriate water management framework for The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for sustainable resource processing (CSRP). The research assists with the assessment of water balances in mining and hydrometallurgical processes and provides, on the ground, steady-state data for ongoing probabilistic modeling underway at most of Newmont’s gold mine operations. Five Newmont case study mine sites including the Tanami Granites Goldmine are central to this PhD water project study. The function of the Tanami-Granites water audit exercise was to measure a controlled flow of various water quality types and set a framework to establish further research for water efficiencies and water conservation in mining.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Notes: COCKS, R.J., HO, G.E. and ANDA, M. A water audit of Newmont’s Tanami Goldmine Operation, N.T. Australia. World Gold Conference 2009, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2009, pp 123-130.
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