Mongolian journalists explore New Acland Mine

10 May 2017

New Acland’s progressive rehabilitation drew international interest recently as a delegation of Mongolian journalists visited the mine during a tour of the Darling Downs with the University of Queensland.

Made up of economic and business journalists, the delegation was on the final leg of a four phase training package with the University aimed at improving coverage of sustainable mining development in Mongolia.

Mine Operations Manager David O’Dwyer welcomed the delegation to site along with Deputy Director of the University’s Sustainable Minerals Institute Robin Evans and School of Communication and Arts Lecturer Bruce Wooley.

“The journalists arrived with a thorough understanding of the mining process allowing us to delve deeper into our innovative work with our hybrid mining truck and our use of recycled wastewater in our mining operations,” David said.

“They were interested in learning about our progressive rehabilitation techniques and we got to explore some of New Acland’s fully rehabilitated areas which now total over 430 hectares.

“The rehab section of the tour seemed to be the most popular part although I think that may be thanks to our local kangaroo population hopping by for an unexpected photo opportunity.”

The training program was a joint initiative between the University of Queensland and the German Federal Government’s Integrated Mineral Resource Initiative.

You can learn more about the University’s work with the Mongolian journalists by visiting their website at https://hass.uq.edu.au/article/2016/09/uq-delivers-specialist-journalism-training-mongolian-reporters