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Nolans project : environmental impact statement



Nolans project : environmental impact statement

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Nolans Rare Earth Project


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Arafura Resources Limited is proposing to develop Nolans Project which is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, about 135 kilometres north-north-west of Alice Springs and 10 kilometres west of the Stuart Highway near Aileron Roadhouse. The project is construction, mining, processing, rehabilitation and decommissioning of a rare earth mine and associated infrastructure. Mining operations will be undertaken using conventional open pit methods at a maximum overall mining rate of ten million tonnes per annum, to produce an average one million tonnes of concentrator feed each year. The proponent has a registered office in Perth, Western Australia and an office in Darwin, N.T.


"The recent and current name is the Nolans Project. The project has previously been referred to as the Nolans Bore Project, Noland Rare Earth Project, and Nolans Bore Rare Earth Mine." - Page 1-5.

Table of contents

Volume 1: Executive summary -- Introduction -- Regulatory context -- Project description -- Project alternatives and cumulative impacts -- Risk assessment -- Community consultation -- Surface water -- Groundwater -- Biodiversity -- Protected matters under the EPBC Act -- Human health and safety -- Radiation -- Air -- Noise and vibration -- Socioeconomic -- Historic and cultural heritage -- Transport -- Rehabilitation, decommissioning and closure -- References. Volume 2: Appendices A to L. Volume 3: Appendices M to P. Volume 4: Appendices Q to W. Volume 5: Appendix X Facts Sheets: Project summary, Environmental studies, Project, Radiation and What are rare earths




Environmental impact statements -- Northern Territory -- Nolans Bore; Rare earth metals -- Environmental aspects -- Northern Territory -- Nolans Bore; Mines and mineral resources -- Northern Territory -- Nolans Bore; Nolans Bore

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GHD Pty. Ltd.

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Various documents : colour illustrations, colour maps, plans ; 30 cm.

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GHD Pty. Ltd.



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8 of 10:Page Work Order : :Client EB1538805 Nolans Bore:Project ARAFURA RESOURCES NL Analytical Results ------------0488BH DSP Barren neutralised water leached slurry composites of 1/2 & 2/2 0488BH Barren Neutralised Slurry composites of 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 Client sample IDSub-Matrix: DI WATER LEACHATE (Matrix: WATER) ------------[14-Jan-2016][14-Jan-2016]Client sampling date / time ------------------------EB1538805-016EB1538805-015UnitLORCAS NumberCompound Result Result Result Result Result EG020W: Water Leachable Metals by ICP-MS - Continued 0.015Molybdenum 0.009 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017439-98-7 0.001Nickel <0.001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-02-0 <0.01Selenium <0.01 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.017782-49-2 <0.001Silver <0.001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-22-4 15.0Strontium 9.26 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-24-6 <0.001Thallium <0.001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-28-0 <0.001Thorium <0.001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-29-1 <0.001Tin <0.001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-31-5 0.003Uranium <0.001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0017440-61-1 <0.01Vanadium 0.02 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.017440-62-2 0.152Zinc 0.012 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.0057440-66-6 0.05Boron 0.05 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.057440-42-8 <0.05Iron <0.05 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.057439-89-6 EG035W: Water Leachable Mercury by FIMS <0.0001Mercury <0.0001 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.00017439-97-6 EK040P: Fluoride by PC Titrator 5.7Fluoride 0.1 ---- ---- ----mg/L0.116984-48-8

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