Tailings, Heap Leach, and Waste Management

Stable, cost effective and legally compliant surface facilities: whether its a tailings facility, leach pad or municipal/industrial waste facility, you do not need costly surprises from instability, fluid discharges, dust emissions or any other permit violations. And, these facilities must be designed for practical operation and cost effective closure.

Providing you with a clear set of options and their time related risks is a cornerstone of our engineering services. You can compare these alternatives and make an informed decision on the best option for your needs and risk profile. Our experience helps you minimize risk and keep projects on track and within budget.

SRK is capable of supporting you with sound advice and guidance through your project life cycle including the evaluation of options in the feasibility process, construction, operations and ultimately closure.

Heap leach consultants strive to maximize product recovery while minimizing risks to safety and environment.
Reducing risks; increasing production Approach Our approach to heap leach engineering follows the traditional custom of initially defining project criteria, and then focusing on the most efficient manner to develop conceptual and ultimately detailed engineering design drawings, specifications and quality assurance programs that meet the project criteria. Project criteria typically...
SRK is extensively involved in the permitting, design, operation and closure of mine tailings, mine waste and associated water disposal/management facilities
Ensuring practical operations; successful closure Approach We have been extensively involved in the permitting, design, operation and closure of mine tailings, mine waste and associated water disposal/management facilities since 1974. Our expertise includes a wide range of tailings and mine waste products and hands-on knowledge of proven management techniques under...
SRK provides landfill design, hazardous waste management, environmental monitoring, and closure services for municipalities, mines, and industry.
Approach Our engineering and environmental specialists have extensive experience with engineering design and permitting for solid waste disposal and management facilities. Previous projects span all facets of solid waste engineering and permitting including: waste stream investigations; feasibility and site selection studies; geotechnical investigations; permitting; detailed design; groundwater, vadose zone and...

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Feature Presentation

Learn about thickened tailings disposal strategies at this seminar

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Specialists from SRK Australia are presenting a paper in Vancouver from June 8-12. The paper covers criteria for selecting a thickened slurry to deposit over  Read More…

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