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Salt content of soil profiles in Bauxite mining areas of the Darling Range, Western Australia

C. D. Johnston

Salt content of soil profiles in Bauxite mining areas of the Darling Range, Western Australia

by C. D. Johnston

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Published by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia in Melbourne .
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StatementC. D. Johnston.
SeriesLand Resources Management technical paper -- no. 8
ContributionsCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Divisionof Land Resources Management.
The Physical Object
Pagination25p.
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15099636M
ISBN 100643003975
OCLC/WorldCa7779814

Restoration Following Bauxite Mining In Western Australia. Paul W. Hinds. Introduction. The Darling range of south-western Australia is the world’s leading producer of aluminum, accounting for approximately 38% of the world production in (Matlox ). In /   Posted J In the troubled community of Aurukun there is a lack of jobs. Some think an answer might lie in developing a bauxite mine, but plans have been stalled by complexity.

Globally, bauxite mining disturbs a relatively small area of land compared to other types of open cast mining. Around one square metre of land is newly opened up each year to produce one tonne of aluminium, with the same area annually rehabilitated. Most of the solar salt pans at Port Alma in Queensland are owned by Cheetham Salt Limited, Australia's largest salt producer for both industry and food. Lake MacLeod Salt (WA) Naturally occurring wind and sun carry out 99 percent of the work needed to produce high quality salt at the Western Australian Lake MacLeod salt mine.

  The aluminum deposits near Weipa in the York Peninsula of northern Queensland, Australia are among the largest and highest grade lateritic bauxite deposits in the world (Figure 1). Their size, grade and location have made them commercially important due to the low costs associated with mining and transporting bauxite from : David Tilley. Destination Australia, welcome to the Nations Online country profile of the "unknown southern land." Some say, with Australia, you get it all: a continent with its own tectonic plate, a country with a population density others can only dream of, and a massive island with a 30, km long beach. Australia is situated entirely in the southern hemisphere, between the Indian and the .


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Salt content of soil profiles in Bauxite mining areas of the Darling Range, Western Australia by C. D. Johnston Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Salt content of soil profiles in bauxite mining areas of the Darling Range, Western Australia. [C D Johnston]. Soil cores from some 40 complete laterite profiles as deep as 40 m in the Darling Range, W.A., have been examined for salt content, and in some cases, pH.

The sites cover a range of topographic situations from divides to valley floors, and of Cited by: Red, a hydrological design model used in the rehabilitation of bauxite minepits in the Darling Range, We The effect of bauxite mining on the forest hydrology of the Darling Range, Western Australia / I.C.

Loh, Salt content of soil profiles in bauxite mining areas of the Darling Range, Western Australia / by C. 4pplied Geochemistry, Vol. /91 $(t+.(XI Printed in Great Britain (~ Pergamon Press pie Geochemical and mineralogical characteristics of bauxites, Darling Range, Western Australia R. ANAND* CSIRO, Division of Exploration Geoscience, Private Bag, P.O.

Wembley, WAAustralia R. GILKES Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, The University Western Australia book Western Cited by: detemine salt storage-terrain relationships for I average' conditions.

Factors considered were: mean annual rainfall, location of the borehole on the hills lope, and the depth profile of salt content in the soil. STUDY AREA The study area comprised a km by 50 km rectangle in the western part of the Darling plateau south-east of Perth.

The Darling Range bauxite deposits, including those at Jarrahdale, Dwellingup, Huntly, Willowdale and Mt Saddleback, fall within a 50 km wide, north-south trending corridor on the western margin of the continental plateau between 31° and 34°S, bounded to the west by the north-south Darling e deposits are distributed over a north-south interval of.

The effect of bauxite mining on the forest hydrology of the Darling Range, Western Australia. Engineering Division, Public Works Dept. W.A., Rep. WRB Google ScholarCited by: imposing moratoria or bans on bauxite mining and shipping.

To address such unsustainable practices a coalition of global and national aluminium associations and companies have developed these Guidelines. The aluminium industry’s objective is a sustainable bauxite mining industry with acceptably low socialFile Size: 3MB. This paper presents the results of examining, in the Boddington area of southwest Western Australia, profiles through bauxitic laterite which overlie mineralized bedrock.

The bauxite contains not only A but also Au in suf- ficient abundance for gold mining to be by:   A “typical” profile is really a misnomer as there are so many variations.

The example shown in Figure 2 is a lateritic bauxite profile exposed in the western coastal cliffs of Cape York Peninsula, in northern Australia. Elements of this “typical” profile are seen in most lateritic bauxite profiles in other parts of the : David Tilley.

There are currently five bauxite mines in Australia providing feedstock for the seven alumina refineries, which in turn supply alumina to the six Australian aluminium smelters and the export market. Australia is the largest producer of bauxite in the world, with million tonnes produced in   Johnstone CD () Salt contents of soil profiles in bauxite mining areas of the Darling Range, Western Australia.

Land Resources Management Technical Paper No. CSIRO Australia, MelbourneCited by: 1. study area i.e. two bauxite mines at village Udgiri, Dist-Kolhapur, forms a part of globally acknowledged biodiversity rich Western Ghats which are now under tremendous pressure.

The present study is an attempt to trace out the impacts of bauxite mining on by: 3. Bauxite mine floors in the Darling Range, Western Australia contain a diverse range of regolith materials developed from the lower mottled zone, pallid zone or saprolite part of the profile.

Depending on rainfall and other factors, between about 3 and kg of salt per hectare are deposited each year across Western Australia (Hingston FJ & Gailitis 'The geographic variation of salt precipitated over Western Australia' in Australian Journal of Soil Research, pp –).

Primary salinity (also called natural salinity). Soil salinity and dryland salinity are two problems degrading the environment of ty is a concern in most states, but especially in the south-west of Western Australia.

The Eastern Mallee and the Western Mallee of Western Australia are areas that are prone to salinity with little remedial action being undertaken to rectify the problem. Lands surrounding Lake Bryde. Alcoa World Alumina Australia mines bauxite under lease agreements with the Government of Western Australia.

The leases lie in the Darling Range to the east of Perth, the capital and major population center. In addition to bauxite and other mineral ores, the Darling Range is a major potable water source and harbors a species‐rich forest Cited by: A wealth of mineral deposits and petroleum resources formed during the billion year geological history of Western Australia.

World-class mineral deposits include gold, iron, nickel, heavy mineral sands, diamonds and bauxite. Petroleum abounds in the giant fields of the North West Shelf and smaller fields onshore. Bauxite is generally extracted by open cast mining, being almost always found near the surface, with processes that vary slightly depending on the location.

Before mining can commence the land needs to be cleared of timber and vegetation. Alongside this process may be the collection of seeds and/or saplings, for inclusion in a seedbank, which. The landscapes mined for bauxite in Australia Australia has three areas in which bauxite mining is active.

These include Weipa and Gove around the gulf of Carpenatria (both in the far North of Queensland and the Northern Territory respectively) and Boddington, Huntley and Willowdale in the coastal south west of Western Australia (See Tibbett ). Gilkes, R. J. and Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia.

Mineralogy of Darling Range bauxite [microform]: results of research carried out as WAMPRI project no. 51 within the School of Agriculture of the University of Western Australia / by R.J.

Gilkes Minerals & Energy Research Institute of Western Australia Perth, W.A Regolith materials beneath lateritic bauxite in the Darling Range of Western Australia mostly consist of highly weathered granite and dolerite.

They are poorly described and are generally recorded as the “mottled” or “pallid” zone. These regolith materials become the media for re-establishment of jarrah-marri forests after bauxite mining.The Darling Scarp, also referred to as the Darling Range or Darling Ranges, is a low escarpment running north–south to the east of the Swan Coastal Plain and Perth, Western escarpment extends generally north of Bindoon, to the south of adjacent Darling Plateau goes easterly to include Mount Bakewell near York and Mount Age of rock: Cenozoic.