In the past, the Macleay River catchment has experienced arsenic and antimony contamination from mining and is now in danger of further pollution.
While the recommencement of gold and antimony mining by the Hillgrove Mine is closely watched by the community, extensive explorations in the Halls Peak area are also of great concern. Mineral deposits in that location are rich in copper, lead, zinc and silver. Any mining development at Halls Peak is likely to impact on the Macleay catchment.
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