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LNV Meeting

Our next LNV General meeting is at the 2NVR studios at Tewinga on Saturday 26th April, starting at 10AM. We'd love to see you there!

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LNV highlights mining issues at Pro-Ag event

At the successful 2013 Pro-Ag event at Macksville over the weekend, local group Lock the Nambucca Valley (LNV) spoke with hundreds of concerned farmers, land holders and community residents about the impact of current and proposed mining projects on the Mid North Coast.

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Nambucca Valley Mining Exploration Update


Despite no antimony exploration activity in the valley yet, Lock the Nambucca Valley (LNV) members have been very busy strengthening the organisation and preparing for Precious Metal Resources (PMR) to commence exploration under its two year licence. 

Raising community awareness especially landowners and residents within the 330 square km upper catchment area exploration area is the focus.  More and more people now understand about the threat of antimony mining activities to property rights, lifestyles, clean soil and water and damage to our already failing roads and bridges from mining vehicles. We know that local economies do not benefit from industrial scale antimony mining in water catchments. 

More information available on this website. 


We are a group of local residents opposing destructive mining activities in the Nambucca Valley 

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Facts about Antimony

Antimony (Sb) is an element similar to arsenic that forms anions in surface waters, rather than cations like other metals. Little is known about natural mobility of antimony in the environment. However, recent studies have suggested that antimony has similar toxicity to arsenic.

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About this campaign


On 23rd Nov the NSW Dept of Energy and Resources granted Precious Metal Resources an exploration license for Gold and Antimony mining in the Nambucca Valley.



The exploration license EL 8016 covers an area of 330sq km in the areas around Taylors Arm, South Arm, Thumb Creek, Girralong, Burrapine and Buckra Bendinni. It borders on the New England National Park and several state conservation areas.


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Lock the Nambucca Valley - a community driven campaign
Helping to save the Nambucca Valley from Antimony mining