Technical Report: Design and Evaluation of Tailings Dams ...

2016-3-27 · Design, and Analysis of Tailings Dams (BiTech Publishers Ltd. 1990). This is particularly true of certain concepts and organizational emphases, as well as many of the tables and figures. In some cases, this document presents a digest of Vick''s overall approach to tailings dam planning and design.

Best Practices for Tailings Dam Design

The engineering properties of tailings are important for the safety evaluation and engineering design of tailing dams. In the present study, laboratory experiments were performed to investigate the geotechnical properties of four different tailings, including two iron tailings (coarse and fine) and two copper tailings (coarse and fine).

The Tailings Center

2021-9-20 · The Tailings Center is an industry/university research and education center formed as a collaboration by the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the University of Arizona. The Center will provide the training for specialized tailings engineers in order to improve the mining industry and increase the social and environmental ...

Iron ore tailings dry stacking in Pau Branco mine, Brazil ...

2016-10-1 · The mining industry has seen several significant dam failures in recent years. Dam failures are associated with errors in design, implementation, operation, and monitoring (Azam, 2014, ) watered stockpiling (dry stacking) is a safer alternative to tailings dams (Rico et al., 2008, ) for tailings disposal; however, this method has not yet been used in iron ore mines in Brazil, where ...

(PDF) Design of dams for mining industry

2017-7-3 · designers, operators and even the mine owners can change severa l times during the design dam life. Insufficiently considered design changes, frequently made under the pressure to fulfil the needs ...

Mining industry guidelines seek to prevent tailings dam ...

2020-8-20 · In the wake of several high-profile tailings dam failures—including the 2014 collapse at British Columbia''s Mount Polley copper and gold mine, the worst mining disaster in Canada''s history in environmental terms, and another in 2019 at Brazil''s Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine, which killed more than 250 people and destroyed a town—an international group recently published ''Safety ...

Geotechnical Tailings Characterization from Cuiabá Mine ...

Geotechnical Tailings Characterization from Cuiabá Mine Site to Support a Dry Stacking Disposal Design for Cuiabá Dam Rodrigo Zorzal1*, Marcio Mansur Gomes 2 and Jaime Pinheiro 3 1. Walm BH Engenharia, Brazil ... (tpd), but the Karara Iron Ore mine is an exception to this rule once

(PDF) Design, construction and management of tailings ...

A method of reducing concentrated tailings viscosity and yield stress for ease of pumping and them improved the safety of tailings storage in dam and a method of mining iron ore from tailings ...

(PDF) Design, construction and management of tailings ...

 · A method of reducing concentrated tailings viscosity and yield stress for ease of pumping and them improved the safety of tailings storage in dam and a …

Tailings Guide

A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities (the Tailings Guide) is designed to be applied by MAC members and non-MAC members alike, anywhere in the world. The Tailings Guide provides guidance on responsible tailings management, helps companies develop and implement site-specific tailings management systems, and improves consistency of application of engineering and management …

Preparation of design report for TSFs

2021-10-7 · It describes the preferred structure of the design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs) that should be submitted to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in accordance with section 4 of the Mining Proposal guidelines as required by the Mining Act 1978and the Tailings storage facilities in Western Australia – code of practice.

Karara Iron Ore Mine – SPI Package For Tailings Dam ...

Karara Iron Ore Mine – SPI Package for Tailings Dam Karara, located 200km south of Geraldton, is the largest magnetite mine in WA. The mine has a design production rate of 8 million tonnes per year.

Managing Mine Tailings Dams Safely | Anglo American

2019-6-7 · Tailings will naturally separate so that coarse material settles closest to the starter dam, while liquid and fine material settles furthest away. As the level of the materials rises, the crest of the dam is raised "upstream", using the support of the previous dam raise and the tailings beach area.

A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities

2019-2-14 · Tailings facilities are site-specific complex systems that have unique environmental and physical characteristics. They pose a significant business risk that must be effectively managed for the long term. The mining industry has the technology and resources to safely site, design, construct, operate, decommission and close tailings facilities, but

Preventing catastrophic tailings dam failures to save ...

2019-12-20 · In January 2019, the Brumadinho tailings dam, at an iron ore mine in Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure, releasing 12 million cubic metres of toxic tailings. The mudflow obliterated the mine''s offices and cafeteria and all the farms and houses in its path.

5 Ways to Make Mining More Sustainable

Mining naturally produces significant amounts of waste — such as tailings, rocks and wastewater. In many cases, businesses leave waste behind when mining operations cease — or, in the case of tailings, stored in large structures like tailings dams, which …

(PDF) Design of dams for mining industry

2017-7-3 · designers, operators and even the mine owners can change severa l times during the design dam life. Insufficiently considered design changes, frequently made …

China: a state of "tailings disaster"

It''s only just over two years since the worst reported mine tailings dam disaster in history killed at least 277 people in Shanxi province. ... "China used to have 20 to 30 tailings pond design institutes, but that was far from enough for the growing demand," Tian said. ... Most of Chinas light rare earths come from a large state-owned iron ore ...

Managing Tailings More Sustainability

Declining ore grades mean miners have to mine higher quantities of material to obtain the same quantity of the target component, yielding even more tailings in the process. In the case of some materials, resources are already running thin, and geopolitical and social concerns add …

Mexican iron ore mine surface paste tailings system ...

Mexican iron ore mine – surface paste tailings system development: a case study L Botham and J Johnson 46 Paste 2018, Perth, Australia Figure 3 Bench-scale rheology test result (HaakeTM ViscotesterTM 550) The recommended paste type thickener for this application is the WesTech HiDenistyTM and the general dimensions of 15 m diameter, an 8 m vertical sidewall and a 14° floor …

Environmentally sustainable mining: The case of tailings ...

2016-9-1 · More recently, a huge new TSF breach occurred in Minas Gerais, Brazil at the Samarco iron ore mine, jointly owned by Vale and BHP Billiton. This is the worst mining accident in Brazilian history. Two tailings dams collapsed, sending an estimated 60 m 3 of water and wastes 600 km down the Rio Doce to the Atlantic Ocean. Nineteen people have been ...

How mining companies effectively dewater tailings with ...

2021-9-16 · How to manage tailings storage facilities (TSF) is an ongoing challenge for Australia''s mining and minerals industry, from a risk mitigation and cost point of view. Read the interview with Alfa Laval Australia Mining Engineer, Hamid Foroush, to …

CHAPTER II MINE TAILINGS 4 FACILITIES: OVERVIEW 3 2 …

2020-9-8 · needs to commit to a standard of design, operation and innovation that solves the problem of tailings facility failures. 2. MINE TAILINGS AND TAILINGS FACILITIES: AN OVERVIEW Mine tailings are the waste material that remains after the economic fraction has been extracted from the mineral ore. Tailings consist of a slurry of ground rock,

Tailings facility failures in the global mining industry ...

2020-8-6 · Through a confluence of technology and catastrophe, the collapse of the tailings dam at the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine in the town of Brumadinho in January 2019 was recorded live. A global audience watched the landscape burst as torrents of …

Design a Dam for Mill Tailings

2016-3-27 · Design, and Analysis of Tailings Dams (BiTech Publishers Ltd. 1990). This is particularly true of certain concepts and organizational emphases, as well as many of the tables and figures. In some cases, this document presents a digest of Vick''s overall approach to tailings dam planning and design.

MINE TAILINGS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACTS: A …

2015-11-19 · MINE TAILINGS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACTS: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD TAILINGS DAMS Ogola, J.S. Department of Mining and Environmental Geology, School of Environmental Sciences University of Venda, Private Bag X5050, South Africa, [email protected] LIMPOPO MINERALS CONFERENCE 7 TRADE SHOW MOKOPANE …

Best Practices for Tailings Dam Design

2017-9-7 · Background. Recent major tailings dam failures have led to an industry-wide review of the design and management of tailings storage facilities. Before the 1960s, mine tailings were often disposed directly into ponds, lakes, rivers or natural topographic …

From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make ...

2015-5-7 · Mintails, a mine tailings processor, has developed new technology to process 350,000 tons of slimes from its extensive tailings resources. It expects to recover 58 kg of gold per month, and has enough slimes to last until 2025. Goldfields has also developed new technology for a tailings retreatment plant, and processes 12,000 tons of current ...

Designing safe and stable tailings dam structures with ...

2014-5-18 · tailings dam conditions, the effective and economic design, construction and maintenance of safe mine tailings dams still constitute a major technical challenge to industry. As a manifested contribution to this continuing effort, this paper introduces the …

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