Global mining expertise

We have intimate knowledge of the challenges that groundwater presents to the mining and quarrying industries through the entire lifecycle of a project: from greenfield exploration, approvals, operations to closure and relinquishment.

We provide independent, impartial advice that stands up to scrutiny. Through end-to-end groundwater service expertise and a depth of experience, we help you navigate the legislation and meet your regulatory requirements.

We’ve helped clients across underground, opencut, metalliferous, coal, quarries and sand operations. Our clients value a trusted relationship with their groundwater partner: one in which they know they can rely on the data and be assured everything is accurate, compliant and within budget.

We’re proud of our track record in mining and our reputation for robust and high-quality investigations and reports. As your partner, we work closely with you to ensure you’re able to fulfil your extensive environmental regulatory conditions and secure your approvals.

Crucially, we can support you on community engagement and stakeholder communication. We decipher the science and ensure our advice is easily understood and clearly shows why it adds value.

Approvals and modifications

Approvals and modifications

At AGE, we have extensive experience delivering groundwater impact assessments. We ensure regulatory requirements and industry standards are adhered to, so you can secure the approvals you need.

While we have experience conducting studies in major mining regions within Australia, we have also successfully carried out operations in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and South-East Asian countries.

When planning greenfield projects and mine modifications, our team understands the need to adequately characterise the risks imposed on groundwater resources.

Operations and water balance

Operations and water balance

Our experts can help with groundwater-related operational issues that can present operational and safety challenges, such as inrushes, high seepage rates, high pore pressures or wet blasting.

We also have extensive experience in helping operators meet their regulatory conditions, including the development of monitoring plans and programs, fieldwork for data collection, groundwater model updates and routine reporting.

Mine closures

Mine closures

We understand that the closure of mines can present a significant challenge for your business.  The water issues cross disciplines and require a multi-disciplinary team that can make reliable predictions for decades or centuries into the future.

At AGE, we help take the worry and stress out of the process, offering you an end-to-end groundwater solution. We also collaborate with ecologists, geochemists, surface water engineers and other key specialists to overcome these challenges.

Along with helping you engage with key stakeholders during the process, we also support you through complicated and evolving legislation, such as the Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure (PRC) Plan.

Our mining and quarrying work

We have extensive experience in underground, opencut, metalliferous, coal, quarries and sand operations. View all our projects to see the diversity of our work and expertise across end-to-end groundwater services.

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Ernest Henry mine groundwater modelling and monitoring

Ernest Henry Mining Pty Ltd is an operating open cut and underground gold-copper mine located 40 km north-east of Cloncurry. Our AGE team has had a long standing relationship with Ernest Henry and has worked at the site since 1999.

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Maules Creek coal groundwater impact assessment

The Maules Creek coal mine is an open-cut coal mine located north of the township of Boggabri in New South Wales. We were engaged when the project was an undeveloped greenfield site by Hansen Bailey (environmental consultants) to complete a groundwater impact assessment as part of the project’s Environmental Impact Statement.

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Meteor Downs South groundwater assessment

We have had a long standing relationship with U&D Mining (Australia) Pty Ltd and on the Meteor Downs South Project since 2012. Our initial work on the central Queensland project involved a review of an existing groundwater impact assessment for the proposed open-cut coal mine.

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Our services

Our team’s expertise in the mining and quarrying sectors allows us to offer groundwater modelling, field services, approvals and licensing, contamination investigation, expert advisory, and hydrogeochemistry to our clients. Learn more about our services by clicking the link below.

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We understand the unique challenges that groundwater poses for projects in the mining and quarrying sector. If you’re looking for an expert partner with an ironclad reputation for excellence and a passion for informed decisions, get in touch.