Mine Closure

Author(s): 
John Cooper
Category: 
Mining, Civil Engineering, Other
 
Author(s): 
Clara Balasko
Category: 
Geotechnical, Civil Engineering
 
Author(s): 
A Watson, C Linklater, J Chapman and R Marton
Category: 
Geochemistry

Closure options under consideration at some iron ore mine sites in Western Australia include backfilling with mineralised and/or non-mineralised waste rock. Post-closure, following groundwater rebound, flow-through conditions may develop in the backfill located within the saturated zone below Read more... about Weathered Sulfidic Waste – Laboratory-Scale Tests for Assessing Water Quality in Backfilled Pits

Author(s): 
Nicholas Thompson and Pepe Moreno
Category: 
Mine Waste

The strategic implementation of a thickened tailings system for an existing conventional TSF can be beneficial in terms of significantly reducing the required post-operational earthworks and the time to achieve final closure.

One of the most challenging aspects of the successful closure Read more... about Thickened Tailings Deposition for Closure

Author(s): 
Dan Neuffer, Christopher Stevens, Russell Staines
Category: 
Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Geochemistry, Environmental/Social
 
Author(s): 
Christopher Stevens
Category: 
Mine Waste
 
Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart
Category: 
Mine Waste

Mine waste covers are one of the many tools our industry uses to mitigate against the post-closure impacts of mining. Based on the overall closure objectives for a site, mine waste covers are designed to fulfill a specific set of “functions” for a defined timeline. The success with which these Read more... about Clash of the Titans - Father Time, Mother Nature and the Mine Waste Cover

Author(s): 
Dawn Garcia
Category: 
Environmental/Social

The mining industry has learned that plans for closure of mine and plant facilities, plus post-closure use of the land, must be presented to stakeholders as part of a successful planning process and to obtain the “social license” from the community. Historic mining operations that were abandoned Read more... about Overview of International Mine Closure Guidelines

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