Haymont, R, Clements, E & Lacy, H 2008, 'Effective Allocation of Resources in Landform Repair and Reconstruction for Closure — Newmont’s Tanami Closure Programme 2005-2008', in AB Fourie (ed.), Proceedings of the First International Seminar on the Management of Rock Dumps, Stockpiles and Heap Leach Pads
, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 147-150.
Newmont’s Tanami mine is in the final stages of a closure process that commenced with a strategic closure
assessment of a large series of landforms. This process included waste rock landforms, stockpiles, open cut
pits (some backfilled), and tailing storage facilities (in-pit and paddock style). Given the scale and extent of
the various project areas, an effective process was required to manage and track resource allocation specific
to these areas, and to enable continuous improvement throughout the process. This paper describes the
comprehensive and flexible process that was required to deliver the project objectives. Through a case study
style presentation, the significant investments made by Newmont in mine closure at Tanami are considered
and the principles and learnings gained from this project described and explored.