Frozen Core Dam

Author(s): 
Kendell Cator, Cameron Hore, John Kurylo, Maritz Rykaart
Category: 
Mine Waste

The tailings management system for the Hope Bay Project, in Nunavut, Canada, includes sub-aerial tailings deposition into the Doris tailings impoundment area (Doris TIA). The Doris TIA is located in the basin of the former Tail Lake, a shallow lake which has been delisted in accordance with Read more... about Dams with Frozen Components: Fit For Purpose Tailings Management Solutions

Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart, A. Barrero, Arcesio Lizcano
Category: 
Mine Waste

Tailings management at the Hope Bay Project in Nunavut, Canada, includes reliance on an innovative frozen core dam. This dam does not have a tailings beach against it, and has been designed as a water retaining dam with a 30-year design life. The dam foundation is subject to significant long- Read more... about Frozen Core Tailings Dam: Part 2, Long-Term Creep Deformation

Author(s): 
Megan Miller, Maritz Rykaart
Category: 
Geotechnical

As part of the tailings management system for the Doris Project in Nunavut Canada, a frozen core dam was constructed in 2012 on a foundation of thick ice-rich, saline glacial marine silt and clay, and fine sand. This dam will not have a tailings beach against it, and as a result has been Read more... about Frozen Core Dam Performance: Four Years Post Construction

Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart, Megan Millar, John Kurylo, Lowell Wade
Category: 
Environmental/Social
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