Cosmo Howley

Project Highlights:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Water Quality Assessment
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Geochemical Analyses
  • Surface Water Hydrology

Newmarket Gold’s Cosmo Howley Project Area (CHPA) is a gold mine in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. An underground mine is currently in operation with planned underground expansion. CHPA contains several legacy open pits, waste rock dumps, and surface water control facilities. Tierra Group performed a site-wide environmental characterization evaluating climate, geologic, geotechnical, hydrologic, and geochemical conditions. Engineering assessments included groundwater quality, surface water quantity and quality, and geochemical studies. A hydrogeologic model was developed and the current site-wide water balance analyzed and improved. Recommendations for future closure and reclamation plans were developed for permitting support through Australia’s  Department of Mines and Energy.

Tierra Group also performed single well aquifer tests on numerous wells around waste rock storage areas towards the development of a solute transport model to determine the potential of trace metals being transported via groundwater away from the site.

Project Highlights:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Water Quality Assessment
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Geochemical Analyses
  • Surface Water Hydrology

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