Copper Recovery

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ECR KApunda Cloudtour

The Historic Kapunda Copper Mine originally operated between 1844 and 1916 and played a significant role in the history and development of South Australia.  Environmental Copper Recovery (ECR), together with the CSIRO and the University of Adelaide, are investigating the viability of recovering the remaining copper from the mine.  They are researching the potential to use In-Situ Recovery (ISR) to extract the copper.  Unlike many traditional mining methods, ISR has very limited visual impact, but most people do not know much about the method.

ECR was looking for an interactive and informative way to show a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties what the potential ISR site might look like at Kapunda.  The solution needed to deliver key points of information to all users, but also allow people to explore different parts of the site themselves.

The custom CloudTour begins with an introductory video which provides an overview of the project and delivers key messages to the user.  From the menu, users can choose to explore the ‘View from above’, ‘At ground level’ or ‘Below the surface’.  When viewing from above, the user can see the potential ISR trial locations and then see a rendered image of the trial.  Another video, ‘Copper ISR Explainer’ was also created to explain what is happening below the surface during the trial.  The tour is compatible with desktop, mobile and tablets.  An offline app was created for ECR to use when at expos, meetings or when on the road with restricted internet.  

“ISR has the potential to be a game changer in the mining industry”

Environmental Copper Recovery

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