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Posted: 11/10/2020 20:56:45
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So I have been experimenting producing 3D renders of various workings from imagery and topography data and I'm now looking for other impressive candidates from around the world. Any good ones lurking around?

Here is a render that I did for Dinorwig using 1m resolution topography data and imagery.



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IP: 2.217.179.73 Edited: 12/10/2020 15:03:26 by Edwardov
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Posted: 11/10/2020 21:19:16
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Cornwall's China Clay pits? IP: 86.185.47.131
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Posted: 11/10/2020 22:22:57
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Cornwall's Delabole slate quarry is gi-normous !

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Posted: 12/10/2020 07:21:51
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Thanks for the suggestions so far!

Here is Parys Mountain



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Posted: 12/10/2020 07:37:49
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Would enjoy to see maenofferen?

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Posted: 12/10/2020 08:49:43
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If looking overseas then the Super Pit in Kalgoorlie is pretty impressive and the Mt Whaleback iron ore mine is massive, both in Western Australia. IP: 86.135.38.68
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Posted: 12/10/2020 11:23:54
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Slowly working through the suggestions where data exist.

rak wrote:

Cornwall's China Clay pits?


Cocksbarrow clay pit in Cornwall.



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IP: 2.217.179.73 Edited: 12/10/2020 15:01:31 by Edwardov
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Posted: 12/10/2020 11:59:16
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I'm loving the 'apocalyptic' lighting - as though the biggest hurricane in history is about to hit. Really nice - thanks for sharing these.

A nice one for us Derbyshire types would be Hope Cement Works Quarry, as it's been open since 1929 and is quite a landmark, even being included on Channel 4 idents - the pinnacle of publicity! I'd be intrigued as to how well it can cope with the works chimney too! Also it has the medieval opencuts of Dirtlow Rake and the Pindale Scrins and the old Pindale Quarry running alongside for a nice ancient/modern contrast.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Hope-Limestone-Quarry_12847/
IP: 81.174.241.13 Edited: 12/10/2020 11:59:50 by pwhole
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Posted: 12/10/2020 12:17:50
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Fabulous images! Smile
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Posted: 12/10/2020 13:28:41
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Little Green Frog wrote:

If looking overseas then the Super Pit in Kalgoorlie is pretty impressive and the Mt Whaleback iron ore mine is massive, both in Western Australia.


I had a look for data and unfortunately there isn't high enough resolution data for this to work out. I did give it a go but the result wasn't great. Unfortunate, as the place looks amazing.
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Posted: 12/10/2020 13:31:53
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pwhole wrote:

I'm loving the 'apocalyptic' lighting - as though the biggest hurricane in history is about to hit. Really nice - thanks for sharing these.

A nice one for us Derbyshire types would be Hope Cement Works Quarry, as it's been open since 1929 and is quite a landmark, even being included on Channel 4 idents - the pinnacle of publicity! I'd be intrigued as to how well it can cope with the works chimney too! Also it has the medieval opencuts of Dirtlow Rake and the Pindale Scrins and the old Pindale Quarry running alongside for a nice ancient/modern contrast.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Hope-Limestone-Quarry_12847/


Unfortunately the data needed wasn't collected over this area when I went searching, such a shame. I'll maybe see if I can supplement with other data.
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Posted: 12/10/2020 13:48:16
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Amazing one of Parys Mountain. What about Coniston Copper Mines - Red Dell and Paddy End?


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Posted: 12/10/2020 15:01:03
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Pete Monkhouse wrote:

Fabulous images! Smile
Blaneau Ffestiniog?


Blaneau Ffestiniog looks beautiful in the (simulated) sunshine!

I'll do some addition close-up renders later on to show off some of the detail.



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IP: 2.217.179.73 Edited: 12/10/2020 15:17:56 by Edwardov
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Posted: 12/10/2020 17:58:31
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Superpit in Aus sounds good, another alternative for a town mostly surrounding a pit is

Waihi, NZ
A lidar survey was carried out in 2018 (for Waihi gold) but I'm not sure this is public

https://www.linz.govt.nz/data/linz-data/elevation-data
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Posted: 12/10/2020 18:02:39
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No idea if the data is there but how about Berkerly pit in Butte, Montana? IP: 81.147.181.161
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Posted: 12/10/2020 19:34:04
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Posted: 13/10/2020 08:17:54
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bageo wrote:

Superpit in Aus sounds good, another alternative for a town mostly surrounding a pit is

Waihi, NZ
A lidar survey was carried out in 2018 (for Waihi gold) but I'm not sure this is public

https://www.linz.govt.nz/data/linz-data/elevation-data


Thanks for the link, no public data for this one unfortunately!
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Posted: 13/10/2020 08:19:10
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alex17595 wrote:

No idea if the data is there but how about Berkerly pit in Butte, Montana?


Only 10m resolution compared to the 1m resolution data for all of the others, so the quality isn't as good.



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Other renders:

Oakeley



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Votty and others



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IP: 2.217.179.73 Edited: 13/10/2020 09:43:18 by Edwardov
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Posted: 14/10/2020 00:06:56
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As already suggested, Superpit takes some beating, elsewhere in Oz, there's Broken Hill in NSW - plenty of big holes all around the town, Mount Isa in QA, Latrobe Valley in Victoria has some major opencast coal diggings, with machinery to match...or if you don't mind just remote stuff, then the various ironstone workings of the Pilbara - Tom Price area etc...

Cooper Pedy with its endless opal workings could prove interesting too, literally thousands of shafts and 'mullock' heaps, diggings...spacecraft from Pitch Black..!

Outside of Oz, there's the big workings in US - Bingham Canyon (now its not buried in landslide debris!), various diggings in Nevada..or head down to Chile, the very biggest holes in the world...

Across in Sweden, there's Aitik opencast mine short distance from Gallivare, neighbouring the same place, Malmberget, think some of the massive open workings there not yet fully filled... Or, head bit further north into the Arctic Circle, there's Kiruna, could be impressive viewing the major subsidence collapses...and the city being moved building by building because of it...

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Posted: 14/10/2020 00:06:59
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As already suggested, Superpit takes some beating, elsewhere in Oz, there's Broken Hill in NSW - plenty of big holes all around the town, Mount Isa in QA, Latrobe Valley in Victoria has some major opencast coal diggings, with machinery to match...or if you don't mind just remote stuff, then the various ironstone workings of the Pilbara - Tom Price area etc...

Cooper Pedy with its endless opal workings could prove interesting too, literally thousands of shafts and 'mullock' heaps, diggings...spacecraft from Pitch Black..!

Outside of Oz, there's the big workings in US - Bingham Canyon (now its not buried in landslide debris!), various diggings in Nevada..or head down to Chile, the very biggest holes in the world...

Across in Sweden, there's Aitik opencast mine short distance from Gallivare, neighbouring the same place, Malmberget, think some of the massive open workings there not yet fully filled... Or, head bit further north into the Arctic Circle, there's Kiruna, could be impressive viewing the major subsidence collapses...and the city being moved building by building because of it...

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