Opening up new possibilities

Even the most productive and longest-running mines must one day retire. At best, it could mean the start of a new life for the mine in some other purpose, but the initial focus must be on minimising the environmental changes caused by the operation

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Planning of a mine closure should always be started as early as possible – preferably even before the mine opens

While it might be difficult to predict exactly when a mine’s production will end, planning for closure should always be started as early as possible, preferably even before the mine opens.