Updated: 1 December 2007

2.4.4 Mine Areas Example 2

Location of Example: 151°59'9" East, 27°56'9" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Hard rock quarries are typically sited in foothills flanking urban and peri-urban centres.
  • Hard rock quarries are generally composed of one main medium-sized pit and excavated into a hillside.
  • The excavation depth is evident by terracing and it's associated shadow signatures.
  • In Figure: the spectral signature of the bedrock is dark blue/grey. This should be similar to the spectral signature of rocky slopes and outcrops devoid of vegetation.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of a Mine Area in association with surrounding features.

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

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