Category Archives: Dargues Reef Gold Mine

The proposed Dargues Reef Gold Mine is situated in Majors Creek above the Araluen Valley, at the headwaters of the Araluen Creek, which runs into the Deua River, the water supply for much of the Eurobodalla Shire.

There was an earlier period of proposed activity in 2010-2011 but information from that period has not been added to this website yet.

CW Presentation to NSW Planning Assessment Commission re Dargues Reef – July 26th 2016

The major concern of the Association with the Dargues Reef mine is with the integrity of the tailings dam, now, in the future, and when the mine is no longer operational. Irrespective of the cause, many mining tailings dams worldwide … Continue reading

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Dargues Reef Gold Mine Next Stage – NSW Planning Report Referred to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission

Background Recap In July 2015 the Department of Planning and Environment (Planning) exhibited for 6 weeks Unity Mining’s application for Modification 3 and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek. This resulted in 417 submissions, … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept Planning & Environment re Dargues Reef – Jan 3rd 2016

Response to Proponent’s response to August 2015 Submissions The proponent’s “Modification 3” application to the NSW Department of Planning fundamentally changed the original 2010 development approval of the project. As a result of these changes, environmental risks were significantly increased. … Continue reading

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Presentation by Dr Emmett O’Loughlin to Coastwatchers AGM 2015

PRESENTATION BY DR EMMETT O’LOUGHLIN to the COASTWATCHERS ASSOCIATION AGM, Saturday 31 Oct 2015 Title: THEY’RE NOT REAL! (An acknowledgment to Roger Hosking, the Braidwood weather observer.) HISTORY In September 1851 gold was discovered at Araluen, NSW and in October … Continue reading

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CW Submission to Federal Dept of Environment re Dargues Reef Mine 3rd Modification – Sept 4th 2015

The Coastwatchers Association Inc. requests that the Dargues Mine proposal as modified by Modification 3 be assessed as a controlled action under sections 18 and 18A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 because of likely significant impacts … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept of Planning and Environment re Dargues Reef Modification 3 August 26th 2015

The Coastwatchers Association Inc. OBJECTS to the NSW State Government approving the construction of a cyanide treatment plant at the Dargues Reef gold mine at Majors Creek, by Unity Mining Limited through its subsidiary Big Island Mining Pty Ltd. CW … Continue reading

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CW Presentation to ESC re Dargues Reef – Feb 24th 2015

This application by the gold mining company Unity Mining Limited is to obtain permission to process gold on site at Majors Creek, using cyanide. Previous development approvals for the mine, provided for the processing of the ore off-site at Parkes … Continue reading

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