Challenger has provided local geomatics support for the design of the remediation program at Faro Mine in the Yukon as well as the ongoing care and maintenance of this large-scale mine reclamation project.
Our work has supported activities such as establishing primary project control, aerial photo acquisition, infrastructure inventory and reporting, site-specific UAV surveys, local topographic surveys, surveys of creek cross-sections, and survey support for construction.
Starting in December 2017, our survey support for this project has been delivered through a partnership with the Dena Nezziddi Corporation of the Ross River Dena Council, creating local jobs and generating revenue for the First Nation.
- Establish permanent 3D control points, as primary site reference
- Quality Assurance 3D Survey for LiDAR using GPS
- Pre-target and measure photo control for two scales of photography: for mine site (large scale), and surrounding watershed (small scale)
- Inventory of existing culverts, piezometers and representative historical monitoring wells, including 3D coordinates, detailed report and photos
- GPS support for bathymetric surveys in the main pit.
- Creek cross-sections
- Underground locates
- UAV mapping for the IP Dam
- Local topographic surveys and construction layout