Find out how the landscape is repaired after open cut mining. This is a PowerPoint presentation showing rehabilitation work carried out at the Ensham open cut coal mine in Central Queensland. The slides are predominantly pictorial and illustrate the processes of planning, removal and stockpiling of overburden, mining, surface reshaping, return of topsoil, planting and monitoring.
Part 1 – This PowerPoint introduces the Ensham open-cut coal mine located in near Emerald in central Queensland. The process of ‘progressive rehabilitation’ is explained using diagrams. Maps of the rehabilitation plan, ecosystems and vegetation are also included.
Part 2 – This PowerPoint explains the processes involved in spoil pile construction and rehabilitation.
Part 3 – This PowerPoint explains the method of topsoil collection and its use in spoil pile rehabilitation.
Part 4 – This PowerPoint explains the sequential processes involved in revegetation from species selection to use of fertiliser and mulch in the rehabilitation process.
Part 5 – This PowerPoint examines the planting of trees as part of the rehabilitation process, introduces an environmental engineer and provides an insight into the costs around rehabilitation.
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