Our investment in Rosia Montana also gives us an opportunity to address the environmental damage of the Ceausescu years.

When mining ceased in 2006 Rosia Montana was designated an environmental "hot spot" by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River. 100 hectares were affected by 18 waste stockpiles and two pits with a network of more than 140 kilometres of underground workings, generating an extensive amount of acidic water into local rivers.

Our Vision for Rosia Montana

Gabriel is committed to building a new state-of-the-art mining facility designed to the highest standards and complying with the most stringent environmental laws in the EU. As a result, the Project will improve and mitigate much of the environmental damage caused in Rosia Montana by communist-era insensitivity. Without such remediation, the community will be threatened by ongoing ecological deterioration.

Gabriel will address this legacy via four primary environmental principles: forestry and landscaping, water, tailings dam safety and noise and vibrations. Click here to find out more.

Above: An aerial view of the Cetate and Carnic pits at Rosia Montana and two images of acid rock drainage from historical mining activities at Rosia Montana