Posted by HDC on 29/06/2012
Having completed development work and met pre-production conditions on its Trio mine project, under Waihiâ€™s Union Hill, Newmont Waihi Gold has been given the green light to commence full mining.
â€œThe company has now complied with all the conditions that were required to be met prior to the mine commencing,â€ said Hauraki District Council Strategic Planning Projects Manager, Mark Buttimore.
These conditions included three months of monitoring significant heritage features on Union Hill, including cyanide tanks and ore roasting kilns constructed for earlier mining, in order to establish baselines for natural movement and stresses on these structures. These baselines have been used to establish trigger levels. If any of these levels are met, mitigation action will be taken to protect the structures.
â€œThis has resulted in approval being given to the Union Hill Heritage Features Baseline Monitoring Plan, which was required to be completed prior to mine production works commencing,â€ said Mr Buttimore.
Approval has also been given to the Noise and Vibration monitoring and mitigation plans for the mine, as required by the consent conditions.
Development work on the mine, which was approved in an earlier consent, included an incline and decline from the Favona mine to the top and bottom of the three ore bodies to be mined. These ore bodies are known as the Union, Trio, and Amaranth veins. Â
Mining is expected to last for at least two years.
Gold FM is no longer 'faceless'. Now we can socialise with you on our Gold FM facebook page.
All you've got to do is click the link on the left and you'll be welcomed to our facebook page. We'd love you to 'like' us so that we can keep you up to date.
Gold FM - Hear the difference!
Â© Gold FM 2011.Â Gold FM retains the copyright on all textual content produced by them on this website. Images may also be subject to copyright.
Users are forbidden to copy, republish or redistribute material produced by Gold FM in any other form without permission from Gold FM.
For permissions and other copyright-related questions, please email your question to: email@example.com