Mine closure and site visualisation
The projection-augmented models provide a powerful way to visualize current and post-mine landscapes. It also supports the clear communication of a complex array of mine site data, including cultural heritage and modelled biophysical processes. Making the third dimension explicit and tactile assists in building an understanding of landforms and biophysical processes in mine landscapes. The technique has proven useful for both communication with external stakeholders as well as for the clear articulation of mine development and closure processes to internal project management teams.
The technology has been applied to support engagement and discussion around the closure of the Ranger mine in the Northern Territory, with PALM models now deployed in three planning and consultation spaces run by ERA and Gunjehdmi.
Current projects include support for the Argyle diamond mine in the east Kimberley closure and rehabilitation process and pre-mine site visualisation in the northern Pilbara.