Authors: Pudmenzky, A; Rossato, L; McIlveen, G; Mulligan, DR


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Pudmenzky, A, Rossato, L, McIlveen, G & Mulligan, DR 2006, 'Phoenix ⎯ A Mine Environment Data Visualisation and Management System', in AB Fourie & M Tibbett (eds), Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Mine Closure, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 773-779.

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Abstract:
Many thousands of dollars are spent by mining companies on gathering and analysing monitoring data from mine on-site instrumentation (measuring surface water and groundwater parameters, dust and noise, constructed cover performance, meteorological conditions, etc), establishing transects or similar for following changes in soil or other substrates, flora and fauna, and many other ad hoc specific purpose sampling locations. The resulting documentation is available in many different formats, including site and monitoring reports, photos, videos and audio recordings and may be scattered over several geographical locations. Surprisingly, very little attention is given to make this complete collection of knowledge available when and where it is needed - to the decision makers who are responsible for planning sustainable rehabilitation strategies for mine closure and lease relinquishment. To enable researchers, industry and regulating bodies alike to develop a holistic view from these large volumes of diverse historic and current data and therefore to make informed decisions, a Windows PC based software application named Phoenix was specifically developed by the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) at The University of Queensland.

References:
Beach, R., Brereton, D. and Cliff, D. (2003) Workforce Turnover in FIFO Mining Operations in Australia: An
Exploratory Study, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of
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Pudmenzky, A. (2006) Phoenix: One-Stop-Shop Mine Rehabilitation Software, The Centre for Mined Land
Rehabilitation, retrieved: 7 August 2006 from .
Success Criteria
Mine Closure 2006, Perth, Australia 779




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