mining exploration company Anchor Resources
Limited has extended its mineral tenements within the Dorrigo
Plateau-Clarence River catchment area.
In June 2013
the NSW O’Farrell Coalition Government granted a further three-year
exploration lease EL 8100 which connects those gold
tenements the company has already extensively explored.
This increased footprint comes with an increased risk of antimony, arsenic, and/or mercury contamination in a sensitive section of the catchment should the proposed commercial mines come to fruition.
Australian Government National Pollutant Inventory:
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