2.4.4 Mine Areas Example 6

Location of Example: 149°50'52" East, 34°44'28" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • 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.
  • 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=123 Figure: Oblique photograph Mine Area

Topic contact: mapfeedback@ga.gov.au Last updated: January 20, 2012