HOME   WISE Uranium Project   >   Mining & Milling   >   Industry   >

Decommissioning Data - Australia   flag

(last updated 1 Mar 2010)

Contents:


> See also Issues for: New Mining Projects · Operating Mines · Decommissioning Projects · Legislation & Regulations
> See also Data for: Deposits, Proposed and Active Mines
> See also: Compilation of Uranium Production History and Uranium Deposit Data Across Australia external link, by Dr Gavin M. Mudd (PDF) (SEA-US)


Mines

Uranium mines - Australia
LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
Northern Territory
Rum JungleOP2,993 remediation complete [DETAILS: UIC external link] [ISSUES]
White's850
Dysons444
RockholeOP, UG4117 [DETAILS: UIC external link]
NabarlekOP9,207 remediation complete [DETAILS: UIC external link · SSD external link] · [ISSUES]
RangerOP41,967 operating [DETAILS: ERA external link · UIC external link · SSD external link
El Sherana192
El Sherana West157
Palette105
Queensland
Mary KathleenOP7,531 remediation complete [DETAILS: UIC external link] [ISSUES]
South Australia
Radium HillUG721 [DETAILS: UIC external link] [ISSUES]
Olympic DamUG12,963 operating [DETAILS: UIC external link]
TOTAL 77,692* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
* as of end 1998
Sources: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000; SSG; UIC; SEA-US


Waste Rock

Uranium waste rock deposits - Australia
LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Northern Territory
Rum Jungle35110 rehabilitated [ISSUES]
Nabarlek2.3 rehabilitated
?????
Queensland
Mary Kathleen6424 rehabilitated
?????
South Australia
Olympic Dam000waste rock used for mine backfill
Radium Hill0.075 [ISSUES]
?????
TOTAL 
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-824 p.27 (1995)


Mill Tailings

Uranium Mill Tailings Deposits - Australia
LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Northern Territory
Rum Jungle310.863 [ISSUES]
Moline0.128
Rockhole0.013 [ISSUES]
Nabarlek0.6 [DETAILS: SSD external link]
Ranger10713.9 operating
Queensland
Mary Kathleen299.2 [ISSUES]
South Australia
Radium Hill30.225 [ISSUES]
Port Pirie20.20.19 [ISSUES]
Olympic Dam38021 operating
TOTAL 
Sources: NEA 2002; ...


In Situ Leach Facilities

Uranium In Situ Leach Facilities - Australia
LocationSurface Area
ha
Contam. Groundwater Volume
106 m3
Total Production
[t U]
Status
South Australia
Beverley27 operating
Honeymoon field leach trials
TOTAL  
Source:

HOME   WISE Uranium Project   >   Mining & Milling   >   Industry   >