Closure plan preparation

A closure plan of a mining project intents to have fulfilled important objectives such as: contribute to the proper environmental protection of the area where a project is being developed, protect public health and environmental safety, contribute to the social, economic and institutional area of influence of the project and implement a mining operation closure activities so that the condition of post-closure corresponds to that of a passive care.

Specifically, within the Peruvian legal framework, a mining closure plan must be submitted by the project developer within the first 12 months at the latest after receiving the respective approval of the EIA.

In addition, the mining closure plan must be reviewed and amended after 03 years of been approved and subsequently after every 05 years since its amendment.

Mina BreapampaAnddes Asociados
2016

Mina Breapampa, Peru

Anddes Asociados

Preparation of Breapampa mining unit Closure Plan (CP) modification. CP components include: mine, processing facility, facilities for tailing management, water management facilities, material areas.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2017), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 7.8706 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 01 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº398-2015-MEM/DGAAM given on October 15th 2015, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Breapampa mining unit Closure Plan modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Anddes Asociados
7.8706Closure mine budget (USD MM)5.9273Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Yauricocha MineGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Yauricocha Mine, Lima, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Yauricocha mining unit Closure Plan (CP) modification. CP components include: Pits, concentrator plants, waste rock dump, tailings depostis, chimneys, shafts, maintenance shops, chemical laboratory, camp, among the main ones.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2020), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 16.225 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 02 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº318-2014-MEM/DGAAM given on January 8th 2016, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Yauricocha Closure Plan modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geoservice Ingeniería
16.225Closure mine budget (USD MM)14.378Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Former San Antonio de Esquilache mining unitGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Former San Antonio de Esquilache mining unit, Puno, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Closure plan preparation for environmental remediation liabilities generated by former mining unit San Antonio de Esquilache located in San Antonio district, Puno province, Puno region, Peru.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Former Cleopatra mining unitGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Former Cleopatra mining unit, Cajamarca, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Closure plan preparation for the project improvement of degraded areas caused by mining environmental liabilities generated by the former mining unit Cleopatra located in Hualgayoc district, Hualgayoc province, Cajamarca region, Peru.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Former Huamuyo mining unitGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Former Huamuyo mining unit, Lima, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Closure plan preparation for environmental remediation liabilities generated by former mining unit Huamuyo located in San Mateo district, Huarochiri province, Lima region, Peru.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
TambomayoGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Tambomayo, Arequipa, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Yauricocha mining unit Closure Plan (CP) modification. CP components include: Mine entrances, fireplaces, rice climbers, piques, quarries and hopper.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2020), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 18.390 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have both an implementation period of 05 years.

According to directorial resolution Nº138-2016-MEM/DGAAM given on May 4th 2016, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Tambomayo Closure Plan.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
18.390Closure mine budget (USD MM)12.105Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Catalina Huanca MineGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Catalina Huanca Mine, Ayacucho, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Catalina Huanca mining unit Closure Plan (CP) 1st modification. CP components include: Mine, processing facilities, waste management facilities, water management facilities, other related infrastructure areas.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2021), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 12.021 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 01 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº430-2015-MEM/DGAAM given on November 11th 2015, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Catalina Huanca Closure Plan 1st modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geoservice Ingeniería
12.021Closure mine budget (USD MM)7.006Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Parcoy gold mineGeoservice Ingeniería
2015

Parcoy gold mine, La Libertad, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Parcoy mining unit Closure Plan (CP) 4th modification. CP components include: mine, processing facility, facilities for tailing management, water management facilities and other areas.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2024), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 21.222 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 04 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº439-2015-MEM/DGAAM given on November 13th 2015, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved the Parcoy mining unit Closure Plan 4th modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geoservice Ingeniería
21.222Closure mine budget (USD MM)19.281Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Parcoy gold mineGeoservice Ingeniería
2014

Parcoy gold mine, La Libertad, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Parcoy mining unit Closure Plan (CP) 3rd modification. CP components include: plant, water management facilities, tailing dam, dumps dam and other areas.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2024), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 18.682 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 04 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº146-2015-MEM/DGAAM given on March 24th 2015, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Parcoy mining unit Closure Plan 3rd modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geoservice Ingeniería
18.682Closure mine budget (USD MM)15.460Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Inmaculada Gold and Silver MineSVS Ingenieros
2014
US$ 84K

Inmaculada Gold and Silver Mine, Ayacucho, Peru

SVS Ingenieros

Closure Plan (CP) modification of Immaculada mining unit. CP components include: mine, processing facility, facilities for mine waste management, water management facilities and other infrastructure related to the project among the main ones.

Closure activities include: Temporary closure, progressive closure (until 2022), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 6.123 MM ( inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 02 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº064-2015-MEM/DGAAM given on January 30th 2015, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Inmaculada mining unit Closure Plan modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
6.123Closure mine budget (USD MM)5.365Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Florencia TucariGeoservice Ingeniería
2014

Florencia Tucari, Moquegua, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Tucari mine closure modified plan granted by the Minera Aruntani. Modification includes specifications for achieving targets related to human health, physical stability, geochemical stability, surface land use, use of water bodies and social impacts.

Closure activities include temporary closure, progressive closure, final closure, maintenance activities and post closure.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Caylloma Silver and Gold MineCica Ingenieros Consultores
2014
US$ 84K

Caylloma Silver and Gold Mine, Arequipa, Peru

Cica Ingenieros Consultores

The components of the closure plan of mining environmental liabilities (MEL) are made up of underground workings comprising 15 mine entrances and a concentrator plant. There are also surface components which are 09 facilities for waste handling (08 waste deposits and 01 tailing dam).

The MEL closure plan includes current conditions within the project area considering physical, biological, social, economic and cultural environment. Respective closure activities, maintenance and post-closure monitoring as well as schedule and budget are also described.

According to directorial resolution Nº588-2014-MEM-DGAAM given on December 1st 2014, the closure plan of mining environmental liabilities was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
Antapaccay Copper MineGolder Associates Perú S.A.
2014
US$ 84K

Antapaccay Copper Mine, Cusco, Peru

Golder Associates Perú S.A.

The 1st amendment to the mine closure plan (MCP) aims to have updated components of mine, processing facilities, waste management facilities, water management facilities, areas for borrow material, piles of low-grade ore, housing and service of workers .

According to directorial resolution Nº484-2014-MEM/DGAAM given on September 25th 2014, the mining closure plan for Antapaccay Tintaya expansion project was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Golder Associates Perú S.A.
Catalina Huanca MineGeoservice Ingeniería
2014

Catalina Huanca Mine, Ayacucho, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of Catalina Huanca mining unit Closure Plan (CP) modification. CP components include: Mine, processing facilities, waste management facilities, water management facilities, other related infrastructure areas and housing for workers.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2020), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 10.038 MM (inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 01 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº318-2014-MEM/DGAAM given on June 29th 2014, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Catalina Huanca Closure Plan modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geoservice Ingeniería
10.038Closure mine budget (USD MM)6.821Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Inmaculada Gold and Silver MineSVS Ingenieros
2013
US$ 84K

Inmaculada Gold and Silver Mine, Ayacucho, Peru

SVS Ingenieros

Preparation of Inmaculada mining unit Closure Plan (CP). CP components include: mine, processing facility, facilities for tailing management, water management facilities, areas of borrow material for construction, housing and services for employees, among the main ones.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2021), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 6.484 MM ( inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 02 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº150-2014-MEM/DGAAM given on March 26th 2014, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Inmaculada mining unit Closure Plan.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
6.484Closure mine budget (USD MM)5.841Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Alpamarca Administrative Economic UnitGeoservice Ingeniería
2013

Alpamarca Administrative Economic Unit, Junin, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of the modified plan for the closure of the mining unit Alpamarca .

The material components of the closure plan are approved in the modification of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies including: Mine, processing facilities, facilities for waste management facilities for water management, housing and services for workers.

According to directorial resolution Nº232-2014-MEM/DGAAM given on May 14th 2014, the Mining Closure Plan Update was approved by Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Yauricocha MineGeoservice Ingeniería
2013

Yauricocha Mine, Lima, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of the Mining Closure Plan Update for Yanacocha mining unit. The following are the components of the mine closure plan: pits, concentrator plants, waste rock dump, tailings depostis, chimneys, shafts, maintenance shops, chemical laboratory, camp, among the main ones.

The closure activities include: Temporary closure, progressive closure, final closure as well as maintenance and post closure.

According to directorial resolution Nº495-2013-MEM/AAM given on Dec 17th 2013, the Mining Closure Plan Update was approved by Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Geoservice Ingenería
Caylloma Silver and Gold MineAsesores y consultores mineros SA (Acomisa)
2012
US$ 84K

Caylloma Silver and Gold Mine, Arequipa, Peru

Asesores y consultores mineros SA (Acomisa)

The updated components of the closure plan are: 15 mine-entrance, 5 fireplaces, 1 concentrator plant, 2 tailings deposit, 14 waste dumps, 2 water management facilities, 9 camp areas and 12 items of related infrastructure.

According to directorial resolution Nº85-2013-MEM/AAM given on March 22nd 2013, the update of mine closure plan for San Cristobal mining unit and Huayllacho benefit concession plant was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
Cerro Lindo lead zinc and copper mineSVS Ingenieros
2012
US$ 84K

Cerro Lindo lead zinc and copper mine, Ica, Peru

SVS Ingenieros

Closure Plan (CP) modification of Cerro Lindo mining unit. The new PC components include: Mina, mineral transport system to surface, concentrator plant, waste management facilities, supply and management of water, electricity supply, other project-related infrastructures as the main ones.

Closure activities include: Temporary closure, progressive closure (until 2023), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 30.711 MM ( inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 02 years (from 2024 to 2025) and 05 years (from 2026 to 2030) respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº084-2013-MEM/AAM given on March 22nd 2013, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Cerro Lindo mining unit Closure Plan modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
36.066Closure mine budget (USD MM)15.950Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Austria Duvaz Morococha copper mineSVS Ingenieros
2012
US$ 84K

Austria Duvaz Morococha copper mine, Junin, Peru

SVS Ingenieros

As part of this update of Mine Closure Plan (MCP); citizen participation mechanisms were applied in order to capture the views and expectations of the community area of ​​influence of mining operations and to establish the possible social implications that may arise due to mining closure activities .

The components of the MCP considered 03 Bocaminas (Polvorin, Oswaldo Cuadro, Carlos Reynaldo), 01 deposit tailings (Puquiococha), 01 landfill, 08 infrastructure (concentration plant, general wharehouse, among others) and 01 access.

According to directorial resolution Nº384-2012-MEM/AAM given on Nov 22nd 2012, the mine closure plan update for Austria Duvaz unit was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
Cerro Lindo lead zinc and copper mineSVS Ingenieros
2012
US$ 84K

Cerro Lindo lead zinc and copper mine, Ica, Peru

SVS Ingenieros

Closure Plan (CP) modification of Cerro Lindo mining unit. The new PC components include: Mina, concentrator plant, new tailing dam, new tailings filtration plant, supply and management of water, electricity supply, solid waste facilities, other project-related infrastructures as the main ones.

Closure activities include: Temporary closure, progressive closure (until 2023), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 30.711 MM ( inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 02 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº432-2012-MEM/AAM given on December 19th 2012, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Cerro Lindo mining unit Closure Plan modification.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
30.711Closure mine budget (USD MM)11.387Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Orcopampa Gold and Silver MineSVS Ingenieros
2012
US$ 84K

Orcopampa Gold and Silver Mine, Arequipa, Peru

SVS Ingenieros

Consolidation into a single instrument of environmental management comprising the 1st modification of Orcopampa mining closure plan along with the closure plan of 4A and 5 tailings dam project and increment of plant capacity to 4,000 tpd.

The closure plan comprises: closing components, conditions of the project area, consultation process, closure activities, maintenance and monitoring post closing, schedule, budget and guarantees.

According to directorial resolution Nº172-2012-MEM-AAM given on May 29th 2012, the 2nd modification of the closure plan for Orcopampa mining unit comprising 4A and 5 tailing dam deposit as well as capacity increment to 4,000 tpd was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru
Mallay ProjectGeoservice Ingeniería
2012

Mallay Project, Lima, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Preparation of the Modification of Mine Closure Plan (MMCP) Mallay mining unit.

On January 6th 2012, peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mining approved the Modification of the Environmental Impact Assessment for project Mallay hence the need to execute the MMCP. Executed MMCP comprises Mallay and Fortuna areas. Covered areas are temporal and progressive closure, social programs and final closing. Dismantling, demolition, physical, geochemical and hydrological stabilisation as well as revegetation are covered on MMCP.

According to directorial resolution Nº138-2013-MEM/AAM given on May 13rd 2013, the Modification of Mine Closure Plan was approved by Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Toromocho copper, molybdenum and silver mineWalsh Peru S.A
2011
US$ 84K

Toromocho copper, molybdenum and silver mine, Junin, Peru

Walsh Peru S.A

The mine closure plan (MCP) provides activities related to temporary closure, progressive closure as well as final closure of the mining project Toromocho.

Decommissioning activities of processing facilities as well as facilities for waste management, water management and hosting services for workers are also mentioned. Additional tasks of demolition, salvage and disposal are also included within the MCP.

According to directorial resolution Nº434-2012-MEM/AAM given on December 21st 2012, the mine closure plan for Toromocho Project was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
Orcopampa Gold and Silver MineGeoservice Ingeniería
2011

Orcopampa Gold and Silver Mine, Arequipa, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

The 1st amendment to the mine closure plan (MCP) aims to reschedule the original MCP schedule of Orcopampa mining unit referring only to activities of progressive closure, mainly due to the need of removal and transportation of tailings deposit contained in No.3 dam to the temporary No.2 dam.

The 1st MCP modification states that the tailings contained in the deposit No.3 shall be transported to dam No.2 for temporary storage considering a 4.5 months at a production rate of 8,000 tpd. Additionally, the tailings temporarily stored on No.2 dam will be transferred to the tailings dam No.4 in compliance with mine closure plan at a rate of 1,500 tpd production within a 22 months plan between September 2011 and July 2013.

According to directorial resolution Nº283-2011-MEM-AAM given on September 09th 2011, the 1st modification of the mining closure plan for Orcopampa mining unit was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Caylloma Silver and Gold MineAsesores y consultores mineros SA (Acomisa)
2008
US$ 84K

Caylloma Silver and Gold Mine, Arequipa, Peru

Asesores y consultores mineros SA (Acomisa)

The closure plan aims to ensure that the environment surrounding the San Cristobal mining unit and benefit concession "Huayllacho" recover a condition of similar quality to the one it had before the start of mining.

The components of the closure plan are: 9 mine-entrance, 3 fireplaces, 1 concentrator plant, 1 tailings deposit, 11 waste dumps, water management facilities, 4 camp areas and access roads.

Closure activities include progressive closure and final closure, post-closure maintenance activities and post-closure monitoring activities.

According to directorial resolution Nº365-2009-MEM/AAM given on November 13th 2009, the mine closure plan for San Cristobal mining unit and Huayllacho benefit concession plant was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
Cerro Lindo lead zinc and copper mineKnight Piésold
2008
US$ 84K

Cerro Lindo lead zinc and copper mine, Ica, Peru

Knight Piésold

Preparation of Cerro Lindo mining unit Closure Plan (CP). CP components include: mine, processing facility, facilities for tailing management, water management facilities, among the main ones.

The closure activities include: Progressive closure (until 2024), final closure and post closure activities. CP budget stands at USD 16.447 MM ( inc VAT). Final closure and post-closure activities have an implementation period of 02 and 05 years respectively.

According to directorial resolution Nº326-2009-MEM/AAM given on October 20th 2009, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines approved Cerro Lindo mining unit Closure Plan.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines
16.447Closure mine budget (USD MM)5.285Closure plan warranty (USD MM)
Orcopampa Gold and Silver MineWater Management Consultants Inc.
2006
US$ 84K

Orcopampa Gold and Silver Mine, Arequipa, Peru

Water Management Consultants Inc.

The mining closure plan (MCP) contains evaluation procedures, project information including closure components, general characteristics of the project site, closure activities, maintenance and post-closure monitoring, schedule and budget.

According to directorial resolution Nº398-2009-MEM-DGAAM given on December 02nd 2009, the mining closure plan for Orcopampa mining unit was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru
Austria Duvaz Morococha copper mineCesel Ingenieros
2006
US$ 84K

Austria Duvaz Morococha copper mine, Junin, Peru

Cesel Ingenieros

The implementation of the Mine Closure Plan (MCP) aims that the environment surrounding the mining unit recovers a condition of similar quality to the one IT had before the start of mining operations considering human health, safety, physical stability, geochemical stability, use of surface land.

The components of the MCP considered are 07 bocaminas, 01 tailings deposit, 01 landfill, 08 infrastructures and 01 access.

According to directorial resolution Nº195-2009-MEM/AAM given on July 3rd 2009, the mine closure plan for Austria Duvaz unit was approved meeting the technical requirements for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Source: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines