Mine Closure

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

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

The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has followed up the August 2008 publication, Planning for Integrated Mine Closure, with a Spanish-language version (Planificación del Cierre Integrado de Minas: Equipo de Herramientas), which was published in a web-based format in September Read more... about New Closure Guidance Published by ICMM: Planning for Integrated Mine Closure

Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley was a key contributor for this article
Category: 
Environmental/Social

Mine closure is as much a part of planning for modern mine operations as the feasibility study prior to start-up. In fact, it is usually an integral part of the feasibility study itself, and in most cases, is most effective when incorporated at the earliest possible stage.

This is the Read more... about The End is Nigh

Author(s): 
Dave Bentel
Category: 
Mining

This document provides guidelines for:

  • Conceptual closure planning and design;
  • Closure site characterization, analysis and evaluation, and
  • Detailed closure design.

The guidelines incorporate key requirements of different corporate closure Read more... about An Approach to Closure Planning and Design

Author(s): 
Dawn Garcia, Terry Braun
Category: 
Environmental/Social

Environmental sustainability involves integrating and meeting economic, social, and environmental goals with respect to planning and implementing mining activities. Active mine or processing facilities offer an operator various opportunities to incorporate environmental sustainability goals in Read more... about Closure at the San Manuel Plant Site

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