Rockwater’s hydrogeologists lead in mining
WA’s largest hydrogeology consultancy team, Rockwater is well placed to provide hydrogeological services to the mining industry.
Rockwater specialises in water supplies, mine dewatering, geothermal projects, aquifer recharge, groundwater-related investigations and environmental assessments.
Established in 1974, Rockwater has successfully operated across Australia and internationally.
Rockwater played a key role in Western Areas’ Forrestania project, spanning 15 years from early stage project approvals to mine dewatering and other groundwater-related activities.
Rockwater’s contribution to the Forrestania project has included dewatering Spotted Quoll mine, testing and implementing wastewater injection, and groundwater evaporation pond monitoring and recovery.
Other recent projects include groundwater test works and evaluation for Sheffield Resources’ Thunderbird project on the Dampier Peninsula; proving up a dewatering scheme for Consolidated Minerals’ Woodie Woodie mine; and development of a groundwater supply for Copper Mountain’s Cloncurry Copper project.
Rockwater is now working with Silver City Drilling and Water Corporation to provide complete hydrogeology services for a major Perth Basin deep bore-construction program.
It has continued to meet the reporting requirements to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for Alcoa’s WA operations since 2006.
Rockwater’s specialised team is renowned for designing and delivering geothermal projects, with 14 deep geothermal heating systems and 10 shallower heating and cooling systems in the Perth Basin, and now provides expertise in this field throughout Australia with active projects in QLD, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
This year, Rockwater’s hydrogeologists travelled to QLD to oversee the development of a groundwater supply for the Copper Mountain Cloncurry project.
More information can be found at: www.rockwater.com.au.
Rockwater assisted Western Areas to effectively dewater deposits to assist the underground mining. Image:Rockwater.