This website is intended primarily for mining companies, resource management agencies, and mine closure consultants who deal with the day-to-day decisions involving abandoned mine closures. There is a wealth of information on the internet regarding the dangers of abandoned mines and the need to safely close them. Likewise, there are a lot of resources detailing the pre-closure assessment process. However, this site is one of the only resources that helps determine just which type of closure is most appropriate. There is also a wealth of related background information, including a bibliography of publications on abandoned mines, mine closures, and the closely-related cave gating.