30 Oct

Investors sought for olive mine site project

An initiative which works to regenerate contaminated mining land by planting olive groves could spread to disused mine sites around the world.

Broken Hill’s Gourmet Products cooperative, in far western New South Wales, is currently calling for investors and has lodged a patent on the regenerating properties of the olive groves which until now has been largely unknown.

The co-op’s chairman, Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown, says the original misconception involved in growing olives in contaminated soil led the group to realise they had a unique concept.

“At the international level this concept is not understood. There are very few people who could understand this intuitively,” he said.

“That means that it is an original idea and that means that we qualify for a patent and we have lodged a patent.”

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