1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Mining >> Mining and the environment >> Abandoned mines rehabilitation

Abandoned mining lands refers to areas or sites of former mining activity for which no individual, company, or organisation can be held responsible. In recent years, the mining industry agreed to an increase in royalties, a portion of which was to be allocated to a Trust Fund, for the sole purpose of the repair of abandoned mining lands.

Work including erosion control and revegetation was completed at the abandoned Endurance, Monarch and Star Hill mine sites near Gladstone in north eastern Tasmania in 2000-01. An anoxic limestone drain was constructed above the former mine shaft at Storys Creek, to add alkalinity to the mine water.

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