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Penrice Mine


Resource:

Chemical grade limestone

Location:

2.5km north of Angaston

Company:

Penrice, Quarry and Mineral (Penrice)
www.penrice.com.au


The Penrice mine produces chemical grade limestone for the Penrice Soda Products Pty Ltd (PSP), Osborne soda ash manufacturing plant.

The mine also produces raw stone for cement manufacture, aggregates, and production material for foundry flux, glass and paver manufacture.

It is estimated that 75.8Mt in situ marble (of all grades) and 11.6Mt waste will be produced from the pit. The volume of product for external sales was 1.27 Mt during 2007/2008 financial year.

Documents and reports

Dust Management Plan
Noise Modelling Report
Groundwater Reports
Environment Improvement Program
Environment Protection Authority Particle Monitoring
Environmental Reports - external complaints
Strategic Visual Amenity Plan (SVAP)
Compliance Reports
Mine and Rehabilitation Plan (MARP)
Other documents

Community Consultation Group

The Penrice Community Consultation Group (PCCG) provides a forum to discuss the operation of the Penrice Mine, considering community views, interests and concerns related to the mine.

About the PCCG
Includes agendas, minutes and presentations given at meetings; contact details for registering complaints and environmental concerns


Recently added documents and reports

 

Dust management plan

The Dust Management Plan fulfils commitments made by Penrice Quarries M to the Penrice Community Consultative Group and the implementation of the Environmental Improvement Plan Stage 2.

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Noise Modelling Report

AECOM's Noise Modelling Report, with results of the survey of existing mobile and fixed plant at the Penrice mine/quarry.

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Groundwater Reports

Aquaterra and Golder reports and PIRSA's response to and comments on the reports
Note: from 1 January 2012 the Mineral Resources Division, formerly part of the Department for Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA), transitioned to the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE)

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Environment Improvement Program
Actions Penrice Soda Products has committed to undertake to monitor and reduce or eliminate dust emissions: Approved by the Environment Protection Authority, June 2009

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Environment Protection Authority Particle Monitoring

 Daily average

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Environmental reports - external complaints

Environmental issues are now addressed in the compliance reports

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Strategic Visual Amenity Plan (SVAP)
Examines the existing landscape character and models the visual effects of future mining operations: Prepared for Penrice Soda Projects

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Compliance Reports (MARCRs)
Results of the monitoring program and mine improvements

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Mine and Rehabilitation Plan (MARP)

Note: provisions under the amended Mining Act which came into force on 1 July 2011 legislate specific content requirements for programs for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPRs). All existing MARPs will be deemed to be PEPRs.

For the southern portion of the land west of the pit: sets out the environmental risks, environmental outcomes, criteria and management strategies for associated mining activity

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Other documents

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