Osborne Mine and Cloncurry Project

Client Name
Chinova Resources Pty Ltd
North-West Queensland, Australia
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Mine waste engineering


SLR has been involved with the design, operation and closure of the four Tailing Storage Facilities (TSF), numerous waste rock dumps (WRD) and heap leach pads across the Osborne Mine and Cloncurry Project (Mt Dore, Merlin and Starra Mines) since 2000, with the most recent design being for in pit tailings depositions.

SLR has been involved in closure aspects, including the design of cover designs specific to the climate since 2011. This includes trial pads, landform and erosion modelling, and surface water management design, all of which included consideration of PAD encapsulation and the minimisation of Acid Mine Drainage.


The works delivered on the project include:

  • Site and dam inspections
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Annual reports
  • Modelling
  • Detailed design reports
  • Design drawings
  • Technical Specifications
  • Bill of Quantities
  • Landform profiling
  • Slope stability assessments
  • Erosion modelling
  • Hazardous Dam Reports