Gold Mine Decommissioning: 1 - 5 years

After a mine has ceased operations, possibly because the ore body is exhausted or the remaining deposit becomes unprofitable (uneconomic) to mine, work then focuses on its decommissioning, dismantling and rehabilitation of the land in which it was situated.

Gold mine closure is a complex undertaking. A mining company will also be required to monitor the mine site long after the mine has been closed.

Previous stage:

gold mine operations

Next stage:

gold mine reclamation