Technical Resources

Mining Rehabilitation – Using Geomorphology to engineer ecologically sustainable landscapes

G.R. Hancock, J.F. Martin Duque, G. R. Willgoose This paper provides an excellent overview of the current status of Mining Rehabilitation around the world. It provides a history of mining rehabilitation processes and describes the current trend towards using “geomorphic” approach, including the software design and analysis tools that are available.

Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Management of Waste from Extractive Industries

European Commission This document is an extract from the above 288 page document that was commissioned by European Union to describes current Best Practice for management of wastes from extractive industries. The pages included in the attached document acknowledge the application of Geomorphic Reclamation as BAT for the landform design.

Geomorphic design and modelling at catchment scale for best mine rehabilitation – The Drayton mine example (New South Wales, Australia)

G.R. Hancock, JF Martín Duque, G.R. Willgoose This paper evaluates the complementary capabilities of landscape evolution modelling (SIBERIA) and geomorphic design software (Natural Regrade with GeoFluv) at the Drayton mine in the Hunter Valley of NSW, Australia.

Evaluating sediment production from native and fluvial geomorphic reclamation watersheds at La Plata Mine

N. Bugosh, E. Epp This paper compares the sediment run-off between natural landforms, and mining landforms that have been rehabilitated using the GeoFluv method. The paper clearly identifies the effectiveness of the GeoFluv method to minimise sediment run-off in rehabilitated landscapes.

Restoring Erosional Features in the Desert

This paper was published in Coal Age Magazine in 2006 and describes the efficiency of using GPS guided earth moving equipment to build GeoFluv designs to create award -winning Mine Rehabilitation.