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Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited, Pine Creek Project. Groundwater Investigation Stage 2, Establishment of Borefield and Management Studies. Report H114/3-AA.

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Title

Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited, Pine Creek Project. Groundwater Investigation Stage 2, Establishment of Borefield and Management Studies. Report H114/3-AA.

Creator

Coffey & Partners Pty Ltd

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 87/1984

Date

1983-11-01

Notes

Date:1983-11

Language

English

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report no. 87/1984

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application/pdf

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228435

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674167

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Technical Report WRD84087 Viewed at 14:07:14 on 29/07/2010 Page 93 of 167. I I .', , I i I , , . , ~, I I I I I I I I I I I , I I I I -2 Based on figures mentioned at the meeting additional development the process kL./ annp'I. potable requi.rement generated would be in excess of 50 000 water requirement would amount of 16 June, the by the mining kL/annum, wh,ile to about 300 000 It is clear then that the existing borefielcl would be illadequate' ror the total development. TIl{.) qro\p lwZ\ter invest iqEl.tion;-) id.0nl i fiec.1 otIler areas \>Ii LIt l'o(>I1! till for bon'field ,levelopment about S km north of the township, Clnu 3 km south. Further investigntions wi.ll be ll<'l'dcrl to prove these SOUl:ces and determine their putcnliaJ 4 Two 10(:(11 potentia1 dam sites have been identified and were ['[1priliSed ill the Wilter Division report' Pine Creek Surface vi<iter Invec;ti(jCltions' (Report 2(l982). The report fnvout's ! he site on Pine Creek itself (G.P'. 8470 200 N 805 000 E), dnd indicat0s that the ilnnual yield from a dam at tile site would be about 440 nOD kL. The oHler site is on Cop[lerfield Cceek, 6 kID WS\! of the t o~mship. A yield of around 580 000 kL/year may be ilvaila!;]e from a dam at. this site, but. it was concluded that there w< 'ld be serious water quality prublems ilri.sing I rom the eXi$ll~nre of swamp land within tIte irnp()undment. Furth"r feasibility and environment.al studies would be l"('quirf"o before either dam proceeded. V!I\TER nrS,]"l [DIlTION SYSTEH l\ND STOFl\GE If the mining dev0)opmcnt proreed~, the exist.iJlg Pille Creek w~tt!r supply system, includillg the water storaqrs and much of the distribution system, ',Ii 11 have to be upgraded. If the sit", of the existing tanks [all within the acel to be 1nlned, or in an "rea where tlH'y Olay be subject to t he risk "r structl1r"l dami,,]e res111tiIlq from blasting activities, a complete lll'W site for stordge t.anks will have to be identified . SEWEHAGE The proposed devel "pment to upgrade the sewc'rage : 7:11Y2 is likeJy to give rise to a need stem ilt Pine Creek.