Is Mining Evil?

Is Mining Evil? Every time I turn on the TV these days there is an evil, greedy mining corporation killing, maiming and polluting in the ruthless pursuit of money.  So allegedly, according to TV, mining companies are plundering away unchecked at everyone’s expense.  The themes vary from the heartless interplanetary miners in Avatar, Alien and…

Lazy Grazing

Lazy Grazing When a mine starts up, the approvals process demands that a plan is developed to rehabilitate the mine progressively and at closure. At approvals stage, there is little appetite to slow down the already lengthy and cumbersome process with complicated rehabilitation planning. This tends to see mine developers prefer to adopt a safe…