Rehabilitation of mine sites
The rehabilitation of mining sites in Guyana is a major environmental issue. Indeed, mining is located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. This is why SMSE, along with other companies pioneering the rehabilitation of mining sites in Guyana, are trying to develop and share innovative techniques with the various players in the Guyanese gold industry.
The rehabilitation of a mine site takes place in 4 stages:
It involves repositioning the rivers in their original beds (in the case of an alluvial exploitation) and remodeling of the land necessary for the implantation of plant species.
The objective of the nursery located directly at the mine site is to prepare and produce a sufficient quantity of the plants that will be used during the reforestation of the site.
The implantation of various tree species on the mining site will attract the surrounding fauna, create new habitats and thus promote the natural closure of the environment by allowing the forest to recolonize the space left empty.