Think about it, have you ever seen a perfectly formed pyramid naturally occur in nature before? Neither have we.
Conventional waste rock deposit methods are designed using a pyramidal form with straight lines, using maximum slopes and sharp angles to optimize the waste holding capacity. This leads to landforms that erode, are unsuitable for vegetation establishment and do not blend in with the surrounding landscape. This results in ongoing environmental issues, maintenance costs, slow landscape recovery and unnatural looking landforms impacting local communities. With geomorphic design, we can change this.
We design waste rock deposits using a geomorphic design approach and principles. Using our method, we design waste rock deposits just as nature would have done it. But instead of waiting 10 000+ years for natural forces to do their thing – we do it by design, today. This means a long-term stable landform that does not negatively impact on the surrounding landscape but reconnects with it hydrologically, looks natural, promotes biodiversity and is safer to visit. The landscape can be returned faster to nature and people.