Bayan Airag Gold Mine Project, Mongolia

The Bayan Airag Gold Mine Project is a proposed open-cut gold mine in north-west Mongolia. SMEC is preparing Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and associated management plans that meet both Mongolian regulatory requirements and international Equator Principles, to enable operation of the open-cut mine. SMEC is also undertaking hydrogeological investigations to assess the capacity of local water supply to the proposed mine including: drilling and piezometer installation; aquifer assessment; water level monitoring; groundwater modelling; and pipeline design. The proposed mine is located in a sparsely populated, remote arid area. The mine will make a significant contribution to regional and national development and contribute to poverty reduction.
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