Ecohydrological characterisation of the natural and rehabilitation ecosystems at Newcrest’s Telfer Gold Mine
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The program was carried out in the context of the design and management of large waste-rock dumps in arid ecosystems, in particular in the Great Sandy Desert, where Newcrest’s Telfer Gold mine operates.
Engineered post-mining landscapes are not only required to be restored to a near natural ecosystem function, but also to prevent contaminant and sediment off-site movement from rock-dumps and tailings storage facilities.
Keywords: waste-rock dumps, arid ecosystems, contaminant and sediment off-site movement
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