Alcoa's Huntly Bauxite/Aluminium mines
Alcoa website. Read more...
Australian mines Atlas. View...
Die-back resistant jarrah and difficult plants thrive on mine site. Read more...
National Pollutant Inventory Report on Huntly Mines. Read more...
Bauxite mining and conservation of the Jarrah forest in South Western Australia. Read more...
Restoration Following Bauxite Mining in Western Australia. Read more...
Bauxite mining in Jarrah Forests: A note from Roger Underwood. Read more...
Bauxite mining threatens Wild Rivers. Read more...
Jarrah forest which has not been subject to mining or any major human impacts
Jarrah forest rehabilitated after mining at The Alcoa-ownded Huntly mine.
What differences can you see between the two sets of images?
What impact do you think these differences would have on the ecological sustainability of the area?
What secondary sources of information can you find to back up your ideas?
Natural Resources - Huntly Mine
I visited Huntly mine as part of the Australian Geography Teachers Conference in January this year. I've finally put together the small snippets of video and the photos from the tour. I'm certainly no Francis Ford Cappola, but you might be able to use the video to introduce a case study for Natural Resources. Check out the video and some related sites.
It is interesting to look at how the mine operates, but perhaps more interesting is to look at the successes and failures of the rehabilitation of the mining sites. There are a few comments about issues related to rehabilitation towards the end of the video, but some of the articles specifically address this issue.
Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the Geoactive text book series.