Mining in Progress
Mined Out Orebody
Orebody Being Reshaped
Orebody Being Back-filled and Reshaped
Example of One of the Soil Conservation Methods used in the Orebodies
Orebody Backfilled and Reshaped Orebody Backfilled and Reshaped
Orebody Reshaped and Awaiting Topsoil
Orebody Topsoiled restoration of mines and quarries
Orebody Topsoiled and Awaiting Revegetation
Example of One of the Soil Conservation Methods used in the Ore bodies (Check Dams)
Orebody planted in crops
Restored to Pasture
Orebody Restored to Pasture and Awaiting Certification by the Reclamation Team
Orebody Being Inspected by the Reclamatiom Team
The Mines and Geology Division is responsible for ensuring that all mined out bauxite pits and quarried out lands are satisfactorily restored within a stipulated timeframe and in accordance an approved end use. The Division established a National Restoration Committee in 2009 which is chaired by the Commissioner of Mines and includes representatives from our main universities and relevant government agencies (agriculture, forestry etc.).
One of the objectives of the Committee is to develop the requisite guidelines and knowledge that will facilitate more effective management of the restoration process, focussing inter alia, on benchmarking, best practices, research and development.