The Fingerboards project will use the best environmental management to avoid, minimise and manage potential environmental impacts.
The mine will be progressively rehabilitated to return the land to pre-mining land use – agriculture and native vegetation.
Ore will be extracted using modern mining methods.
Sand is removed using conventional earth moving equipment and the minerals are extracted using gravity separation and water in much the same way as gold panning.
No harmful chemicals are used in the mining or the mineral separation process.
About 95 percent of the mined material is returned to the void and land rehabilitation happens continuously as the mining activity progresses across the site.