Rum Jungle Mine

Rum Jungle Mine site (Section 2968 Hundred of Goyder) is located approximately 105km south of Darwin and 6km north of Batchelor in the Northern Territory (NT). The mine and associated satellite sites, Mt Burton and Mt Fitch, have a long history of mining and rehabilitation with exploration beginning in 1949 and mining and mineral processing taking place between 1954 and 1971.

The site was declared a restricted use area in 1989 under the Soil Conservation and Land Utilisation Act 1969 (NT) and is closed to public access.

Mining activities at the site led to significant environmental impacts primarily caused by acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD), resulting in pollution of the East Branch of the Finniss River.

The department is working in partnership with the Australian Government and traditional owners to rehabilitate the former Rum Jungle Mine to remove a major impediment to the site’s grant to the Kungarakan and Waraipeople.

  • History
    Read about the history of the Rum Jungle Site from discovery through to rehabilitation.
  • Rehabilitation plan
    Read the Rum Jungle conceptual rehabilitation plan.
  • Environmental impact statement
    Information on the draft environmental impact statement for the Rum Jungle Mine rehabilitation project.
  • Procurement
    Details of the procurements to be delivered under stage 3 of the Rum Jungle Mine rehabilitation plan.

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