Primary Gold Limited is proposing to recommence open-cut gold mining across two mine sites, Rustlers Roost and Quest 29, located in the Mount Bundey region, approximately 100 km south east of Darwin, via the Arnhem Highway.
The proposal includes the expansion of existing pits, waste rock landforms, water storage dams and internal roads; construction of new infrastructure including an onsite processing facility, a tailings storage facility and groundwater bores for water supply. The proposal would require land clearing of 327.8 ha of native vegetation.
Production of ore is estimated at three million tonnes per annum over the seven year life of mine.
Refer to the environmental impact assessment register for Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 Open-Cut Mine Redevelopment for more information