Tailings

Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart, Megan Millar, John Kurylo, Lowell Wade
Category: 
Environmental/Social
Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart, Daryl Hockley, Michael Noel and Michael Paul
Category: 
Geotechnical

This paper presents the selected results of an international review of soil cover design and construction practices and performance. The review, completed in 2003, initially included 177 case studies in 14 countries. Read more... about Findings of International Review of Soil Cover Design and Construction Practices for Mine Waste Closure

Author(s): 
Holly Rourke and Dave Luppnow
Category: 
Mine Waste

Recent disasters such as the failure of the Mount Polley tailings embankment remind us of the risks that tailings facilities pose. It is widely recognised that dam-break assessments are a vital tool in identifying the consequences of the failure of a facility, which in turn can be used to develop emergency action plans. Read more... about The Risks of Excess Water on Tailings Facilities and Its Application to Dam-break Studies

Author(s): 
Cameron Hore and Dave Luppnow
Category: 
Mine Waste

This paper presents the design of a unique in-pit tailings storage solution for the Langer Heinrich mine in Namibia owned by Paladin Energy Ltd. Read more... about In-pit Tailings Disposal at Langer Heinrich – Tailings Storage Facilities in a Unique Hydrogeological Setting

Author(s): 
C Hore and D Luppnow
Category: 
Mine Waste

Globally, mine operators are becoming increasingly aware of water availability costs and constraints. This is leading to a trend of de-watering tailings disposal particularly where fresh water is required for processing. Read more... about Karara Iron Ore TSF – design considerations for a unique large scale dry stack facility

Author(s): 
J J Moreno, N L Thompson, C J Hore
Category: 
Mine Waste

Depositing thickened tailings over a conventional tailings deposit leads to a raft of considerations and risks relating to the interaction of the two tailings layers, and these must be identified and evaluated. Read more... about Selection criteria for two alternative thickened slurries to be deposited over conventional tailings: storage capacity and liquefaction

Author(s): 
Adrian Dance, Chris Kennedy, Soren Jensen
Category: 
Metallurgical

Traditionally, mineral processing plants are designed to achieve the highest recovery of valuable material with limited regard for the cost of managing waste products—both solid and water components. Read more... about Reducing Water Management Risks Through Processing Changes

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