Conflict of Interest Statement: J. M. Koch is a paid employee of Alcoa.
Alcoa’s Mining and Restoration Process in South Western Australia
Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2007
Volume 15, Issue Supplement s4, pages S11–S16, December 2007
How to Cite
Koch, J. M. (2007), Alcoa’s Mining and Restoration Process in South Western Australia. Restoration Ecology, 15: S11–S16. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00288.x
- Issue online: 12 DEC 2007
- Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2007
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This paper describes the sequence of Alcoa’s bauxite mining and restoration operations in Western Australia, commencing with pre-mining surveys and geological exploration through to the preparation and extraction of the bauxite ore, the restoration process, and then monitoring. These methods have changed continually since operations commenced in 1963 as knowledge improved; however, this paper only describes the current procedures.