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Toms Gully Underground Project

Primary Gold Limited

Primary Gold Limited (the Proponent) proposes to conduct underground mining at the historic Toms Gully Mine site, approximately 100 km southeast of Darwin. Approximately 900,000 tonnes of gold ore would be extracted and processed using a carbon-in-leach circuit. Approximately 100 people will be employed over a four year mine-life.

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) decided on 23 April 2014 that the Proposal required assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act 1982 at the level of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Terms of Reference for EIS were issued on 19 November 2014 and the Draft EIS was on public exhibition for six weeks commencing 26 September 2015.

The Proponent has since notified the NT EPA of alterations to the Proposal (8 June and 14 December 2018). In both instances the NT EPA decided (on 24 July 2018 and 8 February 2019 respectively) that the alterations do not change the environmental significance of the Proposal and that environmental assessment at the level of an EIS is still necessary.

Related Project Year
Quest 29 Gold 1999
Toms Gully Gold Project - Carpentaria Gold Pty Ltd (PDF 3.6 MB)