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13th International Conference on Mine Closure

September 3 - September 5

mine closure conference

The series of International Conferences on Mine Closure is a fixture on the calendars of many mining professionals, providing topical and high-quality technical papers and presentations on a range of topics of immediate interest and relevance. The Australian Centre for Geomechanics will host this year’s event in Perth, Western Australia.

A key feature of the conference series is the diversity of disciplines and expertise that come together to focus on the pressing issues facing the mine closure community globally. Key accepted abstracts for 2019 include:

Conscious uncoupling: the case of the mine and the community D Aheto-Tsegah, C Allotey, Golder Associates (Gh) Ltd, Ghana

Why mines should look at total life to achieve tailings facility closure S Aitken, J Burr, Beca, New Zealand

Environmental assessment and reclamation of abandoned marl-mining dumps in the Northwest Caucasus A Alekseenko, Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia

Mine closure period to successfully meet criteria in Indonesia F Amanah, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Implementation of offshore reclamation methods on an old tin-mined area in Bangka Island, Indonesia I Ambalika, B Hutahaean, Rahendra, O Agtapura, J Sudrajat, University of Bangka Belitung, Indonesia

A global analysis of abandoned mines A Ashby, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Australia; E van Etten, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Legacy tunnel closures require special consideration and caution: a road map for managing risks D Babcock, Golder Associates Inc., USA

The relationship between guideline compliance and rehabilitation success shaping the nature of legislation P Barnard, Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

The Dänkritz 2 uranium tailings remediation project: step-by-step implementation under developing environmental requirements U Barnekow, M Roscher, M Speer, Wismut GmbH, Germany

An ecosystem restoration standard for Ranger Uranium Mine R Bartolo, M Barnes, C Humphrey, Department of Environment and Energy, Australia

How the outcomes of a Master’s degree is solving the socio-economic issues of mine closure in Africa A Basson, Aurecon, South Africa Stakeholder engagement for mine closure and relinquishment S Bellamy, Soilwater Group, Australia

Closure planning for a large and complex mining operation in the Western Australian goldfields K Bennett, Stantec Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; D Blaxland, A Langley, Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; P de san Miguel, P Wallace, Stantec Australia Pty Ltd, Australia Elliot Lake,

Ontario uranium mines: a legacy perpetual care case study D Berthelot, BHP, Canada Progressive release of security to incentivise and fund closure K Bocking, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada; K Lewis, Lupin Mines Inc., Canada

Will climate change increase the risks of serious performance loss of engineered covers due to tree colonisation in Northern Québec? Y-D Botula Manyala, M Guittonny, B Bussiére, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada; E Bresson, Polytechnique-Montréal, Canada

Whole of landform approach to erosion assessment using drone-captured elevation data M Braimbridge, S Mackenzie, Mine Earth Pty Ltd, Australia; M Lyons, T Clarke, Regis Resources, Australia

Financial concepts for a mine closure information document D Brock, International Council on Mining and Metals, UK; C McCombe, Minerals Council of Australia, Australia; M Slight, Mike Slight & Associates, Australia

Introducing the International Council on Mining and Metals Integrated Mine Closure Good Practice Guide D Brock, International Council on Mining and Metals, UK; B Weeks, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada; J Heyes, BHP, Australia

The application of an agro-hydrological model for a data-limited closure study of a bauxite mine in Australia H Bulcock, J Haslop, Klohn Crippen Berger,

Australia Mine closure plans assumptions and optimism G Byrne, Niboi Consulting,

Australia Modelling the long-term water balance of a pit lake for recreational end uses A Carlino, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Australia; CD McCullough, Mine Lakes Consulting, Australia; A Boronina, The University of Western Australia,

Australia Comparative life-cycle assessment of tailings management options A Carneiro, AB Fourie, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Aerial drones monitor circulation and water quality during turnover in two US pit lakes S Castendyk, B Straight, J Voorhis, M Somogyi, Golder Associates, USA; W Jepson, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, USA; B Kucera, Thompson Creek Mining Co.,

USA Concurrent reclamation and the impact of design decisions: a case study P Chapman, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Australia; J Cameron, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Australia A case for consequence categories to guide the closure design of landforms P Chapman, A Kemp, Golder Associates Pty Ltd,

Australia Exploring the potential use of fibre-rich plants for creating post-mining industrial development T Chimbganda, University of Cape Town, South Africa; G Hangone, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; JL Broadhurst, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Applying microbial-induced calcium carbonate precipitation to improve conditions of tailings for closure H Cifuentes, D Williams, The University of Queensland,

Australia Putting the horse before the cart: assessing the closure knowledge base to determine study preparedness R Crumpler, A Richards, D Murphy, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Australia

The risk of residual voids on aquatic ecosystem values J Cutajar, S Drummond, Hydrobiology, Australia Mine closure in Western Australia: catastrophe or catalyst? G Davies, C Richards, Argyle Diamonds Ltd,

Australia Applied fertiliser has long-term effects on restoration outcomes: evidence from the jarrah forest of Western Australia MI Daws, University of Reading, UK; AH Grigg, Alcoa, Australia; RJ Standish, Murdoch University, Australia; M Tibbett, University of Reading,

UK Latrobe Valley mine rehabilitation: water resource management, the environment and climate change B Davis, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,

Australia Geotechnical considerations for open pit mine closure: some case studies I de Bruyn, D Prado, J Mylvaganam, D Walker, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd,

Australia Geotechnical risk management for mine closure: subarctic and semi-arid case studies PJH de Graaf, The De Beers Group of Companies, South Africa; M Desjardins, De Beers Canada, Inc., Canada; P Tsheko, De Beers Consolidated Mines, South Africa

Dams decommissioning challenges in the current Brazilian scenario AQ de Paula, C Sebastião, O Costa, C Pinheiro, N Lopes, Tetra Tech Brasil, Brazil

Six years of cover performance data for leading practice store and release cover trials at Century Mine P Defferrard, New Century Resources, Australia; T Rohde, SGM Environmental, Australia BioNanoCoil:

A novel technology to treat mining-influenced water M Dehbashi, M Aghaei, A Shahnazari, BioPolyNet Inc.,

Canada Mine closure: what is the real cost of the remediation of contamination and how do we embed the sustainable development goals E Dennis, N Seaver, M Wilson, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Combining seed burial, land imprinting and an artificial soil crust dramatically increases the emergence of broadcast seed M Dobrowolski, Iluka Resources Ltd, Australia

Embracing failure in mine rehabilitation J Durbin, KBR, Australia

Geomorphic rehabilitation recognised as the best available technique for the management of waste from extractive industries in Europe: pathways for its application to mine closure JFM Duque, IZ Alonso, CM Moreno, MT Palomino, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Assessing financial liabilities associated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances at mine sites K East, J Gould, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Social aspects of mine closure: the elephant in the room J Edwards, A Maritz, SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Mine rehabilitation is not just earthworks: tools, strategies, and implementation of seed- and engineering-based research TE Erickson, The University of Western Australia, Australia; M Muñoz-Rojas, UNSW Sydney, Australia; AL Guzzomi, M Masarei, E Ling, AL Ritchie, The University of Western Australia, Australia; P Chester, Rio Tinto Iron Ore Pty Ltd, Australia; T Webster, BHP, Australia; JJ James, University of California, USA; MD Madsen, Brigham Young University, USA; SR Abella, University of Nevada, USA; DJ Merritt, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Australia

The Hazelwood mine: a journey through mine closure and rehabilitation planning – part 1 J Faithful, A Scrase, L Carey, ENGIE, Australia

Kazakhstan legislative changes in mine closure based on good industrial practice in developed mining countries Z Faizuldayeva, SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd, Kazakhstan

Mine closure and management of abandoned mines in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil PRM Fernandes, Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Brazil; FRA Ribeiro, Fundação Mineira de Educação e Cultura, Brazil

Understanding the Latrobe Valley mine rehabilitation strategy and why it is essential A Feigl, M Pratt, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia; BS Davis, A Kirwan, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Australia; E Rampal, B Millsom, M Mozina, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia

New uses for old infrastructure: 101 things to do with the stuff next to the hole in the ground S Finucane, Bioscope Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia; K Beckett, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Australia

Overcoming adverse stakeholder perceptions affecting tenement relinquishment M Finucane-Woodman, Independent Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Australia

A no-release solution using groundwater pressure management C Flavel, Water Technology, Australia

Target ecosite assessment model: a process to develop target ecosystems in the mine closure landscape BH Flemming, B Logan, E Lee-Ho, L Waterman, S Dietrich, VA Futoransky, VR Wilson, Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting, Canada

Post-mine land use trends in the New South Wales and Queensland coal industry K Fogarty, M Kragt, B White, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Time for drawdown of phreatic surface in decommissioned tailings storage facilities AB Fourie, The University of Western Australia, Australia; CTS Beckett, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Impact assessment of mine closure: meeting new expectations in Victoria P Fridell, A Burnett, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; R Brooker, A Scrase, ENGIE,

Australia Coal ash categorisation to determine regulatory capping profile for coal ash pond rehabilitation P Fridell, T Weaver, M Ospina, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; R Brooker, M Schenkel, ENGIE, Australia

A demonstration of the cessation of spontaneous combustion in a coal overburden spoil pile A Garvie, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia; K Donaldson, B William, Flinders Power Partnership, Australia; J Chapman, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia

Key considerations that can make or break a closure-focused groundwater monitoring program W Gemson, T Weaver, B Heemink, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Repurposing closure cost estimation tools: a Gold Fields case study of the benefit of options analysis R Getty, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia; D Caporn, Gold Fields Ltd; D Kyan, J Beltran, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia;

Does the integration of environmental impact assessment and mine closure planning deliver effective mine closure plans in Western Australia? R Getty, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia; A Morrison-Saunders, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Analysis of dry soil cover systems composed of tropical soils for mining waste Gilson de FN Gitirana Jr, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil; DA Perotti, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; MD Fredlund, SoilVision Systems Ltd., Canada

Clermont coal mine rehabilitation practices C Gimber, KBR, Australia; M van Zyl, C Johnson, Glencore, Australia Final voids in floodplains: are they really that bad? C Gimber, KBR, Australia

Finding a suitable analogue for revegetating mine waste rock dumps in an arid environment P Golos, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Australia

Rio Tinto’s framework for evaluating risks from low-sulphur waste material R Green, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Australia; C Linklater, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia; S Lee, L Terrusi, K Glasson, Rio Tinto, Australia

Planning for success: a case study of the Pardoo mine closure and implementation works S Gregory, S Mackenzie, Mine Earth Pty Ltd, Australia; B Bow, Atlas Iron Ltd, Australia

Hydrogeological modelling to inform closure planning for Hazelwood mine R Gresswell, G Foley, GHD, Australia; J Faithful, ENGIE, Australia

Integrated life-of-mine waste characterisation and optimal use for tailings storage facility construction and progressive mine closure K Grohs, Agincourt Resources, Indonesia; S Pearce, Mine Environment Management, UK

Using geomorphology and landscape evolution models to enhance landscape design G Hancock, The University of Newcastle, Australia; JF Martín Duque, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Applying a regional circular economic approach to mine closure: opportunities for restoring and regenerating the mined landscape R Hattingh, D Williams, G Corder, The University of Queensland, Australia

The impact of legislative anomalies and misconceptions associated with contaminated sites and mine closure in Western Australia B Heemink, J Gould, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Strengthening BHP’s closure framework: a strategy to realise enduring value J Heyes, BHP, Australia

Pattern recognition of vegetation dynamics in post-mining landscapes using normalised difference vegetation index signatures C Hinz, Y Brück, PS Overberg, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany; I Pohle, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany and The James Hutton Institute, UK

State transitions during initial ecosystems development of a constructed first-order catchment: 13 years of spontaneous rehabilitation C Hinz, D Caviedes-Voullieme, Y Brück, W Schaaf, W Gerwin, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany

Challenging the top-down approach to closures in the arid zone B Horner, G Christie, Succession Ecology, Australia; A Scanlon, J Lemon, Succession Ecology, Australia

Re-thinking broad-scale restoration in the arid zone B Horner, G Christie, Succession Ecology, Australia; B Williams, Flinders Power Partnership, Australia; A Scanlon, J Lemon, Succession Ecology, Australia

Flattening arid vegetation to manage dust and enhance restoration outcomes B Horner, A Scanlon, G Christie, Succession Ecology, Australia

Acceptable erosion rates for mine waste landform rehabilitation modelling in the Pilbara, Western Australia E Howard, Landloch Pty Ltd, Australia

Selection of a representative dolerite waste sample for characterisation material using remote sensing techniques E Howard, Landloch Pty Ltd, Australia; M Bettison, BHP, Australia

Ecological engineering of mineral weathering and transformation is essential to sustainable tailings rehabilitation L Huang, The University of Queensland, Australia

Will ecosystems and cultural values be impacted if a water quality guideline is exceeded? Developing guidelines for closure of Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory M Iles, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, Australia,

Biological manganese removal from mine drainage in a fixed bed bioreactor at pilot scale J Jacob, BRGM, France; I Raignault, Rio Tinto, France; F Battaglia, BRGM, France; C Mailhan-Muxi, Rio Tinto, France; J Engevin, M Djemil, BRGM, France

Tailings storage facility store and release cover design for the Cobar region NP Jamson, TK Rohde, SGM Environmental Pty Ltd, Australia

Discounting social mine closure planning: the case of South Deep Mine in South Africa M January, 3 Circle Consulting, South Africa Monitoring vegetation in arid landscapes using remote sensing D Jasper, N Banning, Stantec Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; G Wiseman, Stantec, Canada; K Stanbury, S Annison, G Henderson, Stantec Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Understanding ambient background concentrations: the whys, hows and whens for mine closure planning M Jones, Enpoint, Australia

Relinquishment criteria verification: quality assurance/quality checks using unmanned aerial vehicles P Jones, Flinders Power Partnership, Australia; C Franklin, CLD Mining, Australia

Prioritising waste: a case study from BHP’s Mount Whaleback mine of how changes in the characterisation and management of waste rock material is benefitting mining and closure planning E Kahn, J Heyes, BHP, Australia

The analysis and validation of landform rehabilitation using unmanned aerial vehicles J Kelcey, S Atkinson, Astron Environmental Services, Australia; D Blaxland, Gold Fields Australia, Australia; E Almanza, Northern Star Resources, Australia; B Smith, Astron Environmental Services, Australia

Application of the SIBERIA landform evolution model including the comparison of two methods of parameter derivation, Sishen Iron Ore Mine, South Africa I Kelder, Landloch Pty Ltd, Australia; T Bell, W Voight, Anglo American, Australia

Closure planning and managing long-term risks for a 1,600 ha central thickened discharge tailings storage facility A Kemp, P Chapman, G le Roux, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Australia; C Bagnall, BHP, Australia

How to vision a future with current and future communities and environments in mind A Kirwan, Department of Environment, Land and Water Planning, Australia What should a regional rehabilitation strategy and long-term land use plan involving several large mines look like? A Kirwan, Department of Environment, Land and Water Planning, Australia

Identifying industry practice, barriers, and opportunities for mine closure processes in Western Australia M Kragt, A Manero, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Trends and progress in mine rehabilitation conditions in Western Australia M Kragt, A Manero, J Hawkins, The University of Western Australia, Australia; C Lison, Curtin University, Australia

Spatial data management: key enabler of integrated mine closure planning – unlocking opportunities P Kumari, Anglo American PLC, South Africa; M Cooper, Deswik South Africa, South Africa

Pit lake development in tropical coal mine for sustainable post-mining conditions: Telaga Batu Arang, PT Kaltim Prima Coal, Sangatta, Indonesia GJ Kusuma, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; K Pranoto, PT Kaltim Prima Coal, Indonesia; EJ Tuheteru, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; I Manege, PT Kaltim Prima Coal, Indonesia; RS Gautama, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Challenges and experiences gained in the closure of potash, pyrite, tin, and spar underground mines in eastern Germany M Kuyumcu, T Pietsch, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Construction of new landscapes on 100,000 ha formerly mining areas remediation of decommissioned lignite mines in East Germany M Kuyumcu, T Pietsch, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Mine landforms in Western Australia from dump to design: review, reflect and respond H Lacy, Mine Closure Management Services Pty Ltd, Australia

Systems thinking: embedding closure planning within the mine operating system is the key to drive closure performance H Lacy, Stantec Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; M Slight, Mike Slight and Associates, Australia; A Watson, Stantec Inc., USA

Underground water management on a closed gold mine J Lake, A Wood, SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, South Africa Study the past, inform the present, for the future: applying palaeoflood data to reduce risk for large infrastructures D Lam, Water Technology Pty Ltd, Australia

Harnessing risk to guide waste rock dump closure and facilitate long-term cost reduction SC Lamoureux, O’Kane Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia; MA O’Kane, O’Kane Consultants Inc., Canada; R Wright, BHP, Australia

A case study in best practices: Sunnyside Gold Corporation’s mining and reclamation activities S Lange, Knight Piésold, USA

How a problematic pit became a business opportunity with an improved closure outcome C Latham, C Lazo-Skold, Rio Tinto, Australia

A pore-scale numerical study on the effect of pore distribution characteristics on effective oxygen diffusion coefficient in soil covers G Li, L Zhan, Zheijiang University, China; S Dai, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Comparison of two methods to determine oxidation depths in diffusion dominated mine waste rock dumps SH Lines, U Salmon, O’Kane Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia

Flash flaming technology shows promise in improving seed-based restoration outcomes in Western Australia E Ling, AL Guzzomi, TE Erickson, D Merritt, M Renton, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Contribution analysis: an analytic-deliberative approach for progressing multi-stakeholder decision-making around mine closure and succession A Littleboy, The University of Queensland, Australia; RA Hodge, Queen’s University, Canada

A framework to guide the decision-making process for backfilling final voids on salt lakes KS Lloyd, Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd, Australia Foresight in hindsight P Lombard, GHD Pty Ltd, Australia

Underground mine rehabilitation for closure: a uranium case study S Longo, J Taylor, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada Developing a rehabilitation standard for landform stability for a uranium mine in northern Australia J Lowry, M Saynor, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia

Revegetation studies on waste rock landform at Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory P Lu, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, Australia; I Meek, Alan Irving & Associates, Australia

Is safe, stable and sustainable enough or should there be more? A community engagement perspective R Mackay, R Hastie, H Lilley, M Mathew, Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner, Australia

Mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley: the start of a long journey – the Commissioner’s role R Mackay, R Hastie, H Lilley, M Mathew, Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner, Australia

Mine drainage management: replicating dump conditions in the laboratory K Malloch, O’Kane Consultants (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand; P Petrov, O’Kane Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia; P Weber, Mine Waste Management, Australia; M Jerome, O’Kane Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia; W Olds, O’Kane Consultants (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand

Best practice in the definition of mine completion criteria and monitoring: a review of three case studies in Western Australia A Manero, The University of Western Australia; E Stock, R Standish, Curtin University, Australia, R Young, ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University, Australia

Mapping secondary resources at abandoned mine tailings in the Giyani Greenstone Belt, Limpopo province of South Africa LT Mangwaya, C Muzerengi, University of Venda, South Africa

Engineering a path to relinquishment: conservation and sustainable restoration of endangered species habitat at closure R Marten, C Bagnall, BHP, Australia

Decommissioned Cluff Lake uranium mine site: monitoring and modelling to quantify residual risk to inform government administration of the decommissioned mine site post-relinquishment D Martens, Orano Group, Canada

Wallrock contributions to pit lake water quality in the Pilbara R Marton, BHP, Australia; R Green, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Australia; R Taplin, BHP, Australia; JR Taylor, L Wan, Earth Systems, Australia

Toward a common practice in the selection of earthquake ground motions for design of critical mining facilities at closure and post-closure M Martinez, Golder Associates S.A., Chile; A Hull, Golder Associates Inc., USA

Ecologically guided restoration engineering to improve mine site restoration success in the Pilbara region of Western Australia M Masarei, The University of Western Australia and Kings Park Science, Australia; AL Guzzomi, The University of Western Australia, Australia; TE Erickson, The University of Western Australia and Kings Park Science, Australia; DJ Merritt, Kings Park Science and The University of Western Australia, Australia

Empowering skills within the South African mine closure construction environment R Mayne, X Adams, SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty ) Ltd, South Africa

Process-based shoreline erosion modelling for batter design of a coal mine pit lake CD McCullough, Mine Lakes Consulting, Australia; A van Rooijen, B van Maren, Deltares, The Netherlands

Evaporation from coal mine pit lakes: measurements and modelling D McJannet, A Hawdon, B Baker, K Ahwang, A Hocking, S Henderson, CSIRO, Australia

Hydrochemical evaluation after mine closure of the Angelica Rublo Chico mining project J Melgarejo, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, Peru; P Quesada, M Samanez, Amphos 21, Peru

Designing for success: applying ecological criteria to restoration at BHP Beenup K Meney, L Pantelic, Syrinx Environmental PL, Australia; R Norrish, W Russell, G Price, BHP, Australia

Implementing a practical and effective compliance to design process to achieve high-quality rehabilitation outcomes at the Roy Hill iron ore mine, Western Australia B Miles, T Stone, Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd, Australia; M Braimbridge, Mine Earth Pty Ltd, Australia

Environmental regulatory oversight: transitioning from an operational to rehabilitation framework J Miller, Department of Environment and Energy, Australia

A stakeholder advisory committee as a mechanism to guide the preparation of a regional mine rehabilitation strategy: 18 months in, what have we learnt? B Millsom, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia; S Lloyd, Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, Australia

Improved heap leach final draindown model I Miskolczi, M Rykaart, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., Canada Developing a framework for prioritising high-risk abandoned mine features for rehabilitation I Mitchell, K Hryczyszyn, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Australia

Simple and efficient final void water balance modelling for open cut coal mines H Morgan, WRM Water and Environment, Australia; A Hocking, BHP, Australia; S Henderson, Henderson Geotech, Australia

The use of satellite InSAR as a remote risk assessment tool over closed and abandoned mines J Morgan, D Colombo, TRE Altamira Inc., Australia

Applying ecosystem services assessment in closure planning to enhance post-mining land use outcomes: learning from bauxite mining in Brazil and Australia A Morrison-Saunders, Edith Cowan University, Australia; JC Sales Rosa, L Sánchez, University of São Paulo, Brazil; M Hughes, Murdoch University, Australia; D Geneletti, University of Trento, Italy

Mine pit lake landform rehabilitation: ground movement mechanism considerations, Latrobe Valley coal mines M Mozina, M Pratt, A Feigl, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia; C Osborne, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia

The regional subsidence story for the Latrobe Valley coal mines, Victoria, and rebound thereafter with rehabilitation M Mozina, M Pratt, A Feigl, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia; C Osborne, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Australia Ecology, biodiversity, and mining: science solving the challenges L Mucina, Murdoch University, Australia

Growth of rye grass and clover in artificial topsoil developed from overburden, brown coal, ash and paper mill industry compost L Mundodi, M Yellishetty, V Wong, A Walmsley, Monash University, Australia

A repurposing framework for alignment of regional development and mine closure D Murphy, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Australia; R Bairstow, J Fromm, Pilbara Development Commission, Australia; D Meunier, Jacobs Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

An update on the development of mine closure and reclamation standards by the International Organisation for Standards D Murphy, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Australia; M Nahir, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Canada; C Didier, French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks, France

A case study: consolidation properties of Hazelwood Power Station ash S Narendranathan, J Anders, GHD Pty Ltd, Australia; J Faithful, ENGIE, Australia; N Patel, GHD Pty Ltd, Australia

Material properties and vegetation characteristics of old soil covers of coal residue facilities at Mpumalanga Highveld, South Africa AJ van Zyl, Terrasim CC, South Africa; R van Schalkwyk, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Reducing closure liabilities through proactive mine planning K Vaughan, Rio Tinto, Australia Uranium mining: post-closure uses – a personal global review P Waggitt, Consultant, Australia

Land surface change after Hazelwood mine rehabilitation T Waghorne, GHD Pty Ltd, Australia; M Disfani, University of Melbourne, Australia

Artificial soils developed through industrial symbiosis and their potential for use in mine rehabilitation A Walmsley, M Yellishetty, Monash University, Australia

Mines, water and the road to relinquishment A Watson, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., USA; D Ramey, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., USA; R Furey, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., USA; L Danielson, Sustainable Development Strategies Group, USA

Contamination assessment of mine infrastructure areas for closure and relinquishment: Hazelwood coal mine T Weaver, P Fridell, M Ospina, Environmental Resources Management, Australia; R Brooker, M Schenkel, A Scrase, ENGIE, Australia

Risk-based identification and planning of environmental research needs to inform mine closure M Welch, Department of Environment and Energy, Australia

Mine waste characterisation: the benefits of applying practical geological knowledge G Wesley, S Mackenzie, Mine Earth Pty Ltd, Australia Giving certainty to rehabilitation S White, BHP, Australia; J McCosker, Department of Environment and Science, Australia

Regionalisation benefits for rehabilitation and closure S White, R Wright, BHP, Australia

Risk profiling and control of spontaneous combustion for coal mine closure B Williams, K Donaldson, Flinders Power Partnership, Australia

A review of closure options for surface and in-pit coal tailings storage facilities in Australia D Williams, The University of Queensland, Australia

Obstacles to mine closure and relinquishment: a Queensland perspective D Williams, The University of Queensland, Australia

No lake is an island: designing pit lakes as a functioning component of a reclaimed mine surface V Wilson, Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting Inc., Canada; D Austin, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., USA

Operationalising geomorphic design for large-scale mining landforms: Canadian oil sands examples V Wilson, Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting Inc., Canada; K Williams, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., USA

Rehabilitation of the North End Box Cut dump at Tom Price Operations: a legacy management case study T Worthington, R Green, B Yaqub, C Latham, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Australia

Engaging stakeholders to achieve sign-off against completion criteria: a case study of the BHP Beenup project R Wright, W Russells, BHP, Australia

A risk-based framework for completion criteria development R Young, ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University, Australia; A Manero, The University of Western Australia, Australia; B Miller, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; M Kragt, The University of Western Australia, Australia; R Standish, Murdoch University, Australia; G Boggs, Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute, Australia

Close-to-nature coal mine reclamation: is it possible? T Yunanto, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia; R Mitlöhner, R Bürger-Arndt, Goettingen University, Germany

Assessing salt migration from compacted bauxite residual into overlying cover using instrumented column test under natural weather conditions C Zhang, X Lei, Y Zhu, W Zhang, S Quintero, D Williams, The University of Queensland, Australia; M O’Neill, Queensland Alumina Ltd, Australia

Informed mine closure by advanced numerical modelling of tailings deposition and consolidation H Zhou, A Amodio, N Boylan, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Australia

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