Thickened Tailings

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): 
Pepe Moreno and Nicholas Thompson
Category: 
Mine Waste

With the mining industry transitioning through a well-publicised downturn as a result of lower commodity prices and unstable macro-economic conditions around the world, mine owners have sharpened their focus on increasing operational productivity and minimising unnecessary capital expenditure. Read more... about Tailings central thickened discharge; challenges faced and lessons learned from design to operation

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

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