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Team members about to board helicopter for site survey work.  Photo August 2010.Team members discussing the sampling strategy during site contamination investigations.  Photo November 2010.Profile of material in sample pit excavated on Dyson’s Overburden Heap. Note the three-layer cover system. Photo October 2011Sample pit excavated on Dyson’s Overburden Heap as part of geochemical characterisation project. Photo October 2011 Drilling a new monitoring bore adjacent to the East Branch of the Finniss River.  Photo November 2010.Locked gate and signage installed to prevent unauthorised access to the site. Photo October 2011East Branch Finniss River, days following Cyclone Carlos where the river broke its banks. Photo February 2011 Sample pit being excavated on Dyson’s Overburden Heap as part of geochemical characterisation project. Photo October 2011 Delegates visiting Rum Jungle as part of the 7th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage. Photo June 2011 Delegates visiting Rum Jungle as part of the 7th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage with Main (White’s) Open Pit in background. Photo June 2011Sample pit excavated on Intermediate Overburden Heap as part of geochemical characterisation project. Photo July 2011Sample collected from Dyson’s Open Pit (backfilled) where tailings and contaminated soils were deposited during rehabilitation works. Photo July 2011  Sonic drill rig collecting samples from Dyson’s Open Pit (backfilled) as part of geochemical characterisation project. Photo July 2011Looking southwest with Dyson’s Pit in the foreground and White’s Overburden Heap in the background.  Photo August 2010.Looking west with Dyson’s Overburden Heap in the foreground with Dyson’s Pit (backfilled in the mid-ground and White’s Pit (flooded) in the background.  Photo August 2010.East Branch of the Finniss River (diversion channel) running between Intermediate Pit & Overburden Heap. Note seepage coming from the toe of the heap.  Photo August 2010. East Branch Finniss River adjacent to Intermediate Overburden Heap with footings of old haul road bridge in the foreground.  Photo August 2010.Sample pit backfilled and track rolled on Main (White’s) Overburden Heap. Photo October 2011Excavating pit at White’s North Overburden Heap during site contamination investigations.  Photo November 2010.Local volunteer fire brigade units fighting an illegally lit fire on the site. Photo August 2010 Helicopter water-bombing an illegally lit fire on the site. Photo August 2010.Monitoring bore installed adjacent to East Branch Diversion Channel. Photo February 2011Looking north across White’s North Overburden Heap.  Photo August 2010.Looking east across the site with Intermediate Pit & Overburden Heap in the mid-ground and White’s Pit & Overburden Heap in the background. Note the pit in the foreground is Brown’s Oxide Pit and is not related to the Rum Jungle project.  Photo August 2010.Looking east across the Copper Heap Leach area.  Photo August 2010.Looking north across site.  Photo August 2010.Looking north across Dyson’s Pit (backfilled).  Photo August 2010.Looking northeast across White’s Overburden Heap.  Photo August 2010.Looking south across the White’s Pit with White’s & Intermediate Overburden Heaps in the background and a section of the Copper Heap Leach area to the right.  Photo August 2010.Looking south across the former Processing Plant site with White’s Pit in the background.  Photo August 2010.Looking south across the Copper Heap Leach Area between White’s and Intermediate Pits with Intermediate Overburden Heap in the background.  Photo August 2010.Sample pit backfilled and track rolled on Main (White’s) Overburden Heap. Photo October 2011 Sample pit being excavated on Main (White’s) Overburden Heap as part of geochemical characterisation project. Photo October 2011New gates and signage installed at site entrances to restrict unauthorised access.  Photo January 2011.The only buildings remaining on site.  Photo August 2010.Looking west across the Old Tailings Dam area.  Photo August 2010.Intermediate Overburden Heap.  Photo August 2010.Salts resulting from seepage from the toe of Dyson’s Overburden Heap.  Photo August 2010.Salts from seepage along the eastern toe of White’s Overburden Heap.  Photo August 2010.Salts from seepage from the toe of Dyson’s Pit.  Photo August 2010.Site inspection meeting for prospective tenderers for the Site Contamination Assessment project, taken on top of Dyson’s Pit.  Photo September 2010.Site inspection meeting for prospective tenderers for the Site Contamination Assessment project.  Photo September 2010.Looking south with the Old Tailings Dam area in the foreground.  Photo August 2010.
Undertaking routine standing water level surveys to inform hydrogeological studies. Photo February 20111New surface water gauging station installed downstream of Rum Jungle along the East Branch Finniss River. Photo December 2011

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Last updated: 11 November 2016