Abandoned shafts study (Charters Towers): a spatial solution

Nelson-White, Greg (2006) Abandoned shafts study (Charters Towers): a spatial solution. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The cessation of many mine operations in the Charters Towers goldfield has left a significant number of long forgotten, abandoned mine shafts. The presence of these abandoned mine structures, many of which were backfilled a long time ago has in recent times received increasing government and public concerns because of the potential risk to humans and property. Remediation can be an expensive exercise especially when difficulties with site discovery are considered. Much of the abandoned mine shaft discovery has been focused on the information maintained in the shaft repair inventory, developed in 1997 by NR&M. The issues related to accuracy and validation of site data, have been poorly addressed from a historic perspective with little effort made to quantify the affect of spatially correcting the dataset using a Geographic Information System (GIS).


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: geographic information system (GIS); differential global positioning system (DGPS); Charters Towers; global position system (GPS); mining
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080606 Global Information Systems
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2231

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