We develop stable waste management facilities that are designed for practical operation and cost-effective closure and meet not only local permitting requirements, but also global best practices. Our extensive experience with tailings facilities, heap leach pads, and municipal and industrial waste facilities helps you minimize risk and keep projects on track and within budget.
Our comprehensive range of services includes geotechnical site investigations, seismic assessments, physical and chemical waste material characterizations, hydrological and hydrogeological studies, stability analyses, construction planning and scheduling, environmental permitting, and closure and rehabilitation planning.
We have designed and developed waste management facilities for gold, platinum, uranium, copper, iron, oil sands, and coal mines under diverse environmental and climatic conditions worldwide.
Waste rock deformations were measured on a high altitude dump using survey prisms and inclinometers. Rates of downslope advancement of about 0.2 to 0.5 m/day (70 to 180 m/year) were measured. This waste dump is founded on very thick (greater than 40 m), warm (approximately -0.5oC) ice-rich permafrost moraine deposits.Learn More
Thermal covers are widely used for freeze encapsulation of potentially reactive mine tailings and waste rock.Learn More
Heap leach pads are composed of mined ore, usually crushed, disposed on liners to be processed with leach solutions, and the tail of the process is called “spent ore” which are then transported by conveyor belts to be disposed into dumps.Learn More
SRK was commissioned by Focus Minerals Limited to provide professional services associated with their Three Mile Hill in-pit tailings storage facility (TSF) in Western Australia.Learn More
This paper presents a case study for the final closure of heap leach pads and dumps for an inactive open-pit gold mine in Nevada with the focus on management of draindown solution from the leach pads.Learn More
SRK has a strong track record in assisting clients in Russia and other CIS countries with developing Bankable Feasibility Studies and auditing existing and prospective tailings disposal facilities.Learn More