Mine Lakes Consulting Services offers

3 main areas of specialisation

Pit lakes

Pit lakes are Mine Lakes Consulting’s forte with comprehensive planning advice on all or even part of mine closure projects with a pit lake as a final landform.

Mine rehabilitation and closure planning

Mine Lakes Consulting have international experience with closure planning and rehabilitation of all final mining landforms.

Aquatic ecosystems

Mine Lakes Consulting can provide whole aquatic ecosystem sampling, analysis, reporting and management advice.

Pit Lakes

Pit lakes are MLC’s forte with comprehensive planning advice on all or even part of mine closure projects with a pit lake as a final landform.

  • Strategic pit lake closure planning to state, national and international guidelines
  • Third party technical review and expert support of closure projects involving pit lakes
  • Stakeholder engagement; presentations and workshops
  • Sampling and monitoring of pit lake water across entire water column
  • Aquatic biota sampling and reporting: macroinvertebrates, diatoms, zooplankton, phytoplankton, etc.
  • Development of site-specific water quality guidelines
  • Ecological risk (ERA) assessment of pit lakes
  • Beneficial end use development and pit lake re-purposing
  • Mine water research: studies and trials
  • Modelling of pit lake water balance, water quality, stratification and wave erosion
  • Literature reviews and case studies from our extensive pit lake database

Mine rehabilitation and closure planning

MLC have international experience with closure planning and rehabilitation of all final mining landforms.

  • Mine closure planning to state, national and international guidelines
  • Closure risk assessment to ASNZ standards
  • Final landform design and rehabilitation advice
  • Mine water impact mitigations
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Environmental impact assessment and management planning
  • Modelling of pit lake water balance, water quality, stratification and wave erosion
  • Stakeholder engagement; presentations and workshops

Aquatic ecosystems

MLC can provide whole aquatic ecosystem sampling, analysis, reporting and management advice.

  • Water quality compliance reporting
  • Aquatic biota sampling and reporting: macroinvertebrates, diatoms, zooplankton, phytoplankton, etc.
  • Water quality sampling, analysis and reporting
  • Development of site-specific water quality guidelines
  • Aquatic biota translocations
  • River diversions
  • Ecological risk (ERA) assessment
  • Multi-species trigger value development and ecotoxicological assessment
  • Water mixing zones