Hellyer to rise again

THE Hellyer underground gold mine on Tasmania’s West Coast will be brought back to life after six years under care and maintenance by Hellyer Gold Mines, which will start reprocessing tailings from the mine’s existing tailings dam.

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The tailings dump at Hellyer

Hellyer produced 15 million tonnes of ore over its 11 years of operations in the 1990s, however, for the past six years the mine has been shuttered due to the depletion of the ore body.