Updated: 1 December 2007

2.4.4 Mine Areas Example 4

Location of Example: 151°15'29" East, 27°56'42" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Sand/gravel quarries consist of a series of small to medium sized pits.
  • Infrastructure associated with quarries varies according to size and ownership. Small quarries used for intermittent road repairs and owned by local government authorities are not likely to have much associated infrastructure. Large commercial operations close to large cities are more likely to have extensive crushing, processing, stockpiling and administrative facilities.
  • Interpretation of components within complex Mine Areas is difficult from imagery alone. Use additional Reference Material where available or seek further clarification from Geoscience Australia via Action Request.
  • As illustrated in Figure there may be a temporary presence of water in a Mine Area. The mine acts as it's own catchment. These temporary catchments should not be captured as a water body area.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of a Mine Area in association with surrounding features.

Figure: Orthophotography 60cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=321

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