Read our papers featured in Mine Closure 2018 proceedings

SLR is delighted to feature in the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mine Closure, held in Leipzig, Germany.

The publication, which can be read here - Mine Closure 2018 – includes papers by colleagues from our North American and European offices.

Feeding from our mining centres in Europe, North America, Australia and Africa, SLR has vast experience with mine closure and we provide for integration of closure considerations over the full life cycle – from initial feasibility, project development, operation and closure. Our colleagues drew on this experience to develop their published papers and input for Mine Closure 2018.

Simon Higson (SLR’s Nottingham office, UK), with Tim Paul and Anne Merkle (SLR’s Dublin office, Ireland) co-authored one of the published papers, titled ‘Landscape and Visual Considerations in Mine Closure: An International Overview’. This paper considers the potential landscape and visual effects associated with development as part of the EIA process, with relation to the context of mine closure.

Additionally, Peter Kinghan (SLR’s Dublin office, Ireland) and Jamie Robinson (SLR’s Bradford on Avon office, UK) also co-authored a paper titled ‘The Geochemistry of Soil and Water Using Drone based Hyperspectral Analysis’. This paper outlines an innovative value-added approach to geochemical assessment using drone technology, and was produced in collaboration with A Iwanoczko Harris of Geospatial Solutions UK Limited and A Adams and J Martin of Satelytics Inc, US.

Dr Ian Hutchison (Consultant, SLR’s Irvine office, USA) co-authored the further two published papers, the first of which discusses ‘Probabilistic Based Cost Estimation for Mines - Probabilistic Cost Estimating as a Guide to Effective Mine Closure Planning’ and was prepared in conjunction with M. Nahir and J. Ankersmit of Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC), Government of Canada. Whilst Ian’s second paper, ‘Risks in planning and designing for mine closures’, focuses on the ever increasing complex human interactional and technical processes involved in planning, designing and closing mines.

To read the full papers visit Mine Closure 2018, and should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.