Gabriel Resources

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report

    • Chapter 1 - General Information
      Chapter 1 - Explanatory Note
      • Exhibit 1 - Project Location in Romania
      • Exhibit 2 - Regional Setting
      • Exhibit 3 - Rosia Montana Gold Corporation Exploitation License
    • Chapter 2 - Technical Process
      Chapter 2 - Explanatory Note
      • Exhibit 2.1 - Project Location in Romania
      • Exhibit 2.2 - Current Conditions
      • Exhibit 2.3 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 00 A
      • Exhibit 2.3 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 00 B
      • Exhibit 2.4 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 07 A
      • Exhibit 2.4 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 07 B
      • Exhibit 2.5 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 14 A
      • Exhibit 2.5 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 14 B
      • Exhibit 2.6 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 16 A
      • Exhibit 2.6 - Site Layout Plant - end of year 16 B
      • Exhibit 2.7 - Site Layout Plant at mine closure - end of year 19
      • Exhibit 2.8 - Facilities Related to the Construction Phase
      • Exhibit 2.9 - Mine Roads and Access Roads
      • Exhibit 2.10 - Processing Plant Site
      • Exhibit 2.11 - Simplified Overall Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.12 - Ore Receiving, Crushing and Stockpile Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.13 - Grinding Circuit
      • Exhibit 2.14 A - Leaching/Adsorption Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.14 B - Leaching/Adsorption Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.15 - Elution/Regeneration Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.16 - Electro-winning and Smelting Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.17 - Thickening & Cyanide Detoxification Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.18 - Tailings Management Facility Final Dam
      • Exhibit 2.19 - Tailings Management Facility Schematic
      • Exhibit 2.20 - Cross-Sections throught Main Dam and Secondary Containment Dam
      • Exhibit 2.21 - Major Transport Routes
      • Exhibit 2.22 - Simplified Water Balance - Schematic Flow Balance
      • Exhibit 2.23 - Detailed Water Balance - Schematic Flow Balance
      • Exhibit 2.24 - Ausenco Carbon Regeneration Process Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.25 - Ausenco Lime Storage and Preparation Flow Diagram
      • Exhibit 2.26 - Ausenco Cyanide and Sodium Hydroxide Mixing Flowsheet
      • Exhibit 2.27 - Ausenco Copper Sulphate and Sodium Metabisulphite Mixing Flowsheet
      • Exhibit 2.28 - Ausenco Flocculant Mixing and Hydrochloric Acid and Carbon Dioxide Storage Flowsheet
      • Exhibit 2.29 - Ausenco Air Compressor Schematic
      • Exhibit 2.30 - Ausenco Fresh Water Distribution Schematic
      • Exhibit 2.31 - Ausenco Gold Smelting and Mercury Retort Flowsheet
      • Exhibit 2.32 - Ausenco ARD Treatment Flowsheet
      • Exhibit 2.33 - Ausenco Truck Wash and Fuel Storage Facility Schematic
      • Exhibit 2.34 - Ausenco Processing Plant Design Criteria
      • Exhibit 2.35 - Ausenco Processing Plant Design Criteria
      • Exhibit 2.36 - Ausenco Reagent Design Criteria
      • Exhibit 2.37 - Ausenco Services Design Criteria
      • Exhibit 2.38 - Geotechnical Exploration Map
      • Exhibit 2.39 - TMF Geotechnical Cross-Sections
      • Exhibit 2.40 - TMF Geotechnical Cross-Sections
      • Exhibit 2.41 - TMF Geotechnical Cross-Sections
      • Exhibit 2.42 - Surface Water Diversion Channels Corna Valley
      • Exhibit 2.43 - Starter TMF and SCD Excavation Plan
      • Exhibit 2.44 - Starter TMF and SCD Dam Plan
      • Exhibit 2.45 A - Starter TMF and SCD Starter Dam Cross Sections and Details
      • Exhibit 2.45 B - Starter TMF and SCD Starter Dam Cross Sections and Details
      • Exhibit 2.46 - Final Tailings Management Facility & Secondary Containment Dam Plan (at closure)
      • Exhibit 2.47 - Final Tailings Management Facility & Secondary Containment Dam Plan Cross Section
      • Exhibit 2.48 - TMF Filling Plan Sequence
      • Exhibit 2.49 - Starter TMF Basin Preparation Plan
      • Exhibit 2.50 - Schematic Geological Cross Section
    • Chapter 3 - Waste
      Chapter 3 - Explanatory Note
      • Exhibit 3.2-1 - Plan View of Corna Valley Site with Groundwater Flow Direction Based on Current Topography and Cross-Section Location Map
      • Exhibit 3.2-2 - Plan View of Corna Valley Site with Groundwater Flow Direction Based on Topography after Tailings Placement
      • Exhibit 3.2-3 - Cross-Section of Corna Valley along Centreline of Valley (Including Comparison of Previous and Low-Permeability Design Options for Final Raise of Tailings Dam)
      • Exhibit 3.2-4 - Cross-Section of Corna Valley along Centreline of Valley, showing the Secondary Containment System
      • Exhibit 3.2-5 - Cross-Section of Corna Valley along Centreline of Tailings Dam
      • Exhibit 3.2-6 - Cetate Water Catchment Dam Cross-Section
      • Exhibit 3.2-7 - Soil Types and Sub-types in the Project Area
      • Exhibit 3.3-1 - Waste Landfills 2004, Region Centre
      • Exhibit 3.3-2 - Waste Landfills 2007, Region Centre
      • Exhibit 3.3-3 - Population Density, Region Centre
      • Exhibit 3.3-4 - Waste Landfills 2010, Region Centre
      • Exhibit 3.3-5 - Waste Landfills 2012, Region Centre
      • Exhibit 3.3-6 - Waste Processing and Recycling, Region Centre
      • Exhibit 3.3-7 - Municipal Waste Transport Route to Abrud Waste Transfer Station
      • Exhibit 3.3-8 - Conceptual Plan of Temporary Hazardous Waste Storage Facility
      • Exhibit 3.3-9 - Plan View of Overall Site with Surface Water Diversion Channels and Location of Inert Waste Landfill and Temporary Hazardous Waste Storage Facilities
    • Chapter 4 - Potential Impacts & Measures to Reduce Them
      • Chapter 4.1 - Water
        Chapter 4.1 - Explanatory Note
        • Appendix 4.1A - Monthly Precipitation Data from Abrud
        • Appendix 4.1A - Rotunda
        • Appendix 4.1A - Rosia Montana Station
        • Appendix 4.1C - Derivation of Exhibits 4.1.1 and 4.1.2
        • Appendix 4.1D - Combined Monthly Precipitation Data from RMGC and Rotunda Stations, Rosia Montana
        • Appendix 4.1D - Derived Model Data Sets
        • Appendix 4.1E - Selection of Environmental and Engineering Input Parameters for the Water Balance Model
        • Exhibit 4.1.1 - Water Balance Consumption Table
        • Exhibit 4.1.2 - Wastewater Balance Table
        • Exhibit 4.1.3 - Surface Water Catchment Map
        • Exhibit 4.1.4 - Existing Waste Rock Stokpiles
        • Exhibit 4.1.5 - Daily Rainfall and Average Daily Flow
        • Exhibit 4.1.6 - Surface Water Flows
        • Exhibit 4.1.7 - Surface Water Hydrochemistry - Key Parameter Concentrations - Averages
        • Exhibit 4.1.8 - Surface Water Hydrochemistry - Key Parameter Concentrations – Maxima
        • Exhibit 4.1.9 - Key Indicators of Surface Water Pollution - Average values
        • Exhibit 4.1.10 - Groundwater Hydrochemistry - Key Parameter Concentrations – Averages
        • Exhibit 4.1.11 - Groundwater Hydrochemistry - Key Parameter Concentrations – Maxima
        • Exhibit 4.1.12 - Water Balance Flowchart
        • Exhibit 4.1.13 - Local Water Users in the Abrud / Câmpeni / Baia de Aries Area of the Aries Catchments
        • Exhibit 4.1.14 - Fresh Water & Domestic Wastewater Flowchart
        • Exhibit 4.1.15 - Water Treatment Flowchart
        • Exhibit 4.1.16 - Process Water Flowchart
        • Exhibit 4.1.17 - Potential Project Wastewater - Discharges to the Environment
        • Exhibit 4.1.18 - Overall Water Management Strategy Elements
        • Exhibit 4.1.19 - Water Management operation phase
        • Exhibit 4.1.20 - Water Management - temporary cessation of the activity
        • Exhibit 4.1.21 - Water Management - closure phase
        • Exhibit 4.1.22 - Water Management - post-closure phase
        • Exhibit 4.1.23 - Rosia Montana Site Water Balance Flow Summary
        • Exhibit 4.1.24 - Summary Water Balances for Areas 1-5
        • Exhibit 4.1.25 - Residual Impacts on Surface Water - Calcium (mg/l)
        • Exhibit 4.1.26 - Residual Impacts on Surface Water - Sulphate (mg/l) [and Cyanide (mg/l)
      • Chapter 4.2 - Air
        Chapter 4.2 - Explanatory Note
        • Exhibit 4.2 - Environmental Impact Assessement Report
        • Annex 1 - Site Meteorological Conditions
        • Annex 2 - Emission inventories for sources from inside Project area
      • Chapter 4.3 - Noise and Vibration
        Chapter 4.3 - Explanatory Note
        • Exhibit 4.3.1 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Construction of Major Road 1
        • Exhibit 4.3.2 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Construction of Major Road 2 (Southern Bypass)
        • Exhibit 4.3.3 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (Non-Blasting) and Mobile Sources - Operation of Sulei Quarry and Construction of Tailings Dam and Secondary Containment Dam
        • Exhibit 4.3.4 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Construction of Cetate Water Catchment Dam and Pig Valley Quarry
        • Exhibit 4.3.5 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Operations Phase, Year 9
        • Exhibit 4.3.6 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Operations Phase, Year 10
        • Exhibit 4.3.7 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Operations Phase, Year 12
        • Exhibit 4.3.8 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Operations Phase, Year 14
        • Exhibit 4.3.9 - Preliminary Cumulative Noise Estimates from Stationary (non-blasting) and Mobile Sources – Closure Phase, Year 19
        • Exhibit 4.3.10 - Predicted Acoustical Benefits from Implementation of Additional Selected Mitigative Measures for Stationary (Non-Blasting) Sources During the Operation of the Sulei Quarry and Construction of the Process Plant, TMF Dam, and Secondary Containment Dam
      • Chapter 4.4 - Soil
        Chapter 4.4 - Explanatory Note
        • Exhibit 1 - Map of Soil Profiles Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 2 - Soil Map Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 3 - Terrain Map Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 4 - Map of the Parental Materials Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 5 - Map of Texture and Skeleton Content in Horizon "A" Map Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 6 - Estimated Soil Loss by Erosion (Terrain Covered by Vegetation) tonnes/ha/year Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 7 - Estimated Soil Loss by Erossion (Terrain Not Covered by Vegetation) tonnes/ha/year Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 8 - Map of Land Suitability for Grazing Meadows Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 9 - Map of Land Suitability for Hay Meadows Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 10 - Map Suitability for Potato Crops Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 11 - Map Suitability for Apple Growing Rosia Montana Area
        • Exhibit 12 - Soil Vulnerability to Acidification Map Rosia Montana Area
      • Chapter 4.5 - Subsoil Geology
        Chapter 4.5 - Explanatory Note
        • Exhibit 4.5.1 - Regional Geologic Map
        • Exhibit 4.5.2 - Project Geologic Map
        • Exhibit 4.5.3 - ABA Results by Lithology
        • Exhibit 4.5.4 - Weighted Median ABA Results by Lithology
        • Exhibit 4.5.5 - Weighted Mean ABA Results by Lithology
        • Exhibit 4.5.6 - Plot of ABA Data for Field Column Samples with Leachate pH Illustrated
        • Exhibit 4.5.7 - Results from Field Column Leachate Analyses, General Parameter, Rosia Montana Project
        • Exhibit 4.5.8 - Results from Field Column Leachate Analyses, Metals and Semi-Metals, Rosia Montana Project
        • Exhibit 4.5.9 - Leach Residue from Whole Ore Cyanidation
      • Chapter 4.6 - Biodiversity
        Chapter 4.6 - Explanatory Note
        • Annex 1 - Systematic List of Identified Plant Species
        • Annex 2 - Systematic List of Plant Species Indicating Protection Statute
        • Annex 3 - Systematic List of Terrestrial Invertebrate Species
      • Chapter 4.7 - Landscape
        Chapter 4.7 - Explanatory Note
        • Exhibit 4.7.1 - Geographical Location of Rosia Montana
        • Exhibit 4.7.2 - Project location from a territorial-administrative standpoint
        • Exhibit 4.7.3 - Topographic Relief
        • Exhibit 4.7.4 - Landscape characteristics
        • Exhibit 4.7.5 - Forest distribution within the Project site
        • Exhibit 4.7.6 - Land farming use
      • Chapter 4.8 - Social and Econmical Environment
        Chapter 4.8 - Explanatory Note
      • Chapter 4.9 - Cultural and Ethnic
        Chapter 4.9 - Explanatory Note
        • Exhibit 4.9.1 - Photographs
        • Exhibit 4.9.2 - Land Use
        • Exhibit 4.9.3 - Location of Historic Monuments
        • Exhibit 4.9.4 - Locations of Churches and Cemeteries
        • Exhibit 4.9.5 - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.5a - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.5b - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.5c - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.5d - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.5e - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.5f - Location of Significant Archaeological Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.6a - Areas Subject to Investigation of Underground Works
        • Exhibit 4.9.6b - Areas Subject to Investigation of Underground Works
        • Exhibit 4.9.7 - Locations of Churches and Cemeteries and Project Features
        • Exhibit 4.9.8 - Cultural Heritage Features Slated for Preservation
    • Chapter 5 - Alternative Analyses
      Chapter 5 - Explanatory Note
      • Exhibit 5.0 - 0 Alternative
      • Exhibit 5.1 - 3-D Projection of preferred mine site in relation to historical work
      • Exhibit 5.2 - Location of preferred alternatives for mill, TMF, ancillary facilities and infrastructure
      • Exhibit 5.3 - Location of tailings disposal alternatives
      • Exhibit 5.4 - Water supply alternatives
      • Exhibit 5.5 - Quarry locations
      • Exhibit 5.6 - Access road alternatives
      • Exhibit 5.7 - Projected reclamation scenario at cessation of mining – 17 years
      • Exhibit 5.8 - Projected reclamation scenario post-closure – 19 years
      • Exhibit 5.9 - Alternative 0 protected area
      • Exhibit 5.10 - Schematic of Proposed Water Management Strategy – Rosia Montana Project (Alt Strategy A)
      • Exhibit 5.10 - Schematic of Proposed Water Management Strategy – Rosia Montana Project (Alt Strategy B)
      • Exhibit 5.10 - Schematic of Proposed Water Management Strategy – Rosia Montana Project (Alt Strategy C)
      • Exhibit 5.10 - Schematic of Proposed Water Management Strategy – Rosia Montana Project (Alt Strategy D)
      • Exhibit 5.10 - Schematic of Proposed Water Management Strategy – Rosia Montana Project (Alt Strategy E)
      • Exhibit 5.10 - Schematic of Proposed Water Management Strategy – Rosia Montana Project (Alt Strategy F)
    • Chapter 6 - Monitoring
      Chapter 6 - Explanatory Note
      • Exhibit 6.1 - Surface Water and Groundwater Sampling Locations for Preconstruction Baseline Phase
      • Exhibit 6.2 - Surface Water and Groundwater Sampling Locations for Construction Phase
      • Exhibit 6.2.1 - Air Quality Monitoring Network
      • Exhibit 6.3 - Surface Water and Groundwater Sampling Locations for Operations Phase
      • Exhibit 6.4 - Surface Water and Groundwater Sampling Locations for Closure Phase
    • Chapter 7 - Risks
      Chapter 7 - Explanatory Note
      • Exhibit 1 - Site development - end of year 07 - Operations
      • Exhibit 2 - Site development - end of year 14 - Operations
      • Exhibit 3 - Site Development - End of Year 17 - Operations
      • Exhibit 4 - Site Development - End of Year 19 - Operations
      • Exhibit 5 - Tailings Management Facility - Final Dam
      • Exhibit 6 - Tailings Management Facility (TMF) Schematic - Operations
      • Exhibit 7 - TMF and SCD Cross - Sections
      • Exhibit 8 - Estimated Limits of Tailings Deposition Under Starter Dam Break Scenario
      • Exhibit 9 - Estimated Limits of Tailings Deposition Under Final Dam Break Scenario
      • Exhibit 10 - Inundation Map for Maximum Peak Flow
    • Chapter 8 - Description of Difficulties
    • Chapter 9 - Non-Technical Summary
      Chapter 9 - Explanatory Note
    • Chapter 10 - Transboundary Impacts
      Chapter 10 - Explanatory Note