Model modern mine
As our industry continues to evolve, mining methods and technologies are changing the way the mines of the future will be built. In 2019 we announced an exciting initial resource at Wharekirauponga (WKP) Underground Project near Waihi in New Zealand.
The deposit sits beneath Conservation land, so early on we made a commitment to only consider modern underground mining, that enters outside conservation land and tunnels to the gold. We also made a clear commitment that any mining operation at Wharekirauponga would have minimal surface structures that will be removed, and the area completely rehabilitated once mining is completed. Being near Waihi, rock will be transported to our existing infrastructure, including the processing plant, water treatment plant and tailings storage facilities.
We think it’s possible to responsibly mine at Wharekirauponga in a way that safeguards the cultural, social, recreational and environmental values of the region. As part of our ongoing investigations and management, we will investigate and consider opportunities to further enhance the area.
Find out more about our Wharekirauponga Underground Project at https://oceanagold.com/operation/waihi/wharekirauponga-wkp/