Gabriel has pursued its development as an environmentally responsible mining project addressing the environmental damage of the Ceausescu years and many decades before.
When the Romanian Government ceased mining in 2006 at Rosia Montana, it was designated an environmental "hot spot" by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River. 100 hectares were affected by 18 abandoned 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
Since obtaining the rights to the Roşia Montană Project, Gabriel focused on developing a new state-of-the-art mining facility designed to the highest standards and complying with the most stringent environmental laws in the EU to improve and mitigate much of the environmental damage caused in Rosia Montana by communist-era mining practices and insensitivity to the long term legacy of environmental damage being created. Without such remediation, the community will be threatened by ongoing ecological deterioration.
Four primary environmental principles address this legacy: forestry and landscaping, water, tailings dam safety and noise and vibrations. Click here to find out more.