Terrain and soil assessment in support of planning for metal mine development

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 834, 1981

D. MAYNARD and M. WALMSLEY, Pedology Consultants, Victoria, B.C.

This paper describes the use of terrain and soil information in the planning of mine developments, particularly in satisfying many of the existing provincial regulatory requirements. It is also noted that, if properly used, this will provide a solid data base for cost-efficient and environmentally acceptable land use.
Keywords: Terrain assessment, Soil assessment, Mine development, Environmental control, Waste disposal, Land use.