Client: Alkane Resources – Tomingley Gold Operations (TGO)
Treatment area: 54,000 square metres
Product/s: Envirostraw BFM Complete
Application rate: 5000kg/ha
Seed mix used: Exotic Pasture Grass Species
Completed: April 2023
In today’s environmentally conscious world, the need for responsible mining practices has never been greater. Here’s how we partnered with Alkane Resources’ Tomingley Gold Operations (TGO) to restore and stabilise the Residue Storage Facility (RSF).
The Challenge: Restoring the Residue Storage Facility at Tomingley Gold Mine
In late 2022, Alkane Resources faced a critical challenge at their Tomingley site. The newly formed batters posed a significant risk of erosion due to the steep slopes and extended slope length.
The Ecoscape Solution: Stabilisation and Revegetation
Upon conducting a thorough site assessment, Ecoscape’s team collaborated closely with TGO, discussing various options to effectively address the erosion concerns. It was concluded that a Bonded Fibre Matrix (BFM) was the ideal solution for the situation. Considering the terrain’s challenges, Ecoscape recommended the application of Envirostraw BFM Complete at a rate of 5000kg per hectare.
The Application Process: Expert Execution
In April 2023, we used our state-of-the-art Finn T330 Hydromulch unit to apply our high quality Bonded Fibre Matrix product over a span of three days.
Promising Results: Nurturing Nature Back to Life
Following the application, we conducted regular follow-up visits to assess the stabilisation’s efficacy and monitor the growth of the pasture seed species. Given the challenging site conditions, which included cool temperatures and reliance on seasonal rainfall, germination took 3-4 weeks. However, the site has now seen consistent growth of the intended species and the batters have remained stable and free from erosion.
Sustainable Success: Paving the Way for Future Rehabilitation
Thanks to the success of the initial rehabilitation efforts, the TGO is now gearing up for additional works in Spring 2023. This achievement showcases how responsible mining practices, when paired with expert rehabilitation services, can bring about a positive impact on the environment.
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