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  • Tailings dam Wikipedia

    2020-06-01· A tailings dam is typically an earth-fill embankment dam used to store byproducts of mining operations after separating the ore from the gangue. Tailings can be liquid, solid, or a slurry of fine particles, and are usually highly toxic and potentially radioactive.Solid tailings are often used as part of the structure itself. Tailings dams rank among the largest engineered structures on earth

  • What are tailings dams? IndustriALL

    In 2015, the Samarco dam collapse in Brazil released 33 million cubic metres of iron ore tailings slurry into the environment, killing 19 people, displacing 600 families and contaminating waterways for 620km downriver until it reached the ocean.

  • Alternative Uses of Tailings Tailings Management Weir

    Alternative uses for tailings Tailings, its storage and handling has become a major environmental and safety issue for mining companies, governments and environmental groups. But "Tailings" does not have to mean waste. Discover the value of your tailings as our experts discuss the alternatives for more sustainable mining solutions.

  • (PDF) Recovery of gold from the Mouteh Gold Mine

    Recovery of gold from the Mouteh Gold Mine tailings dam Article (PDF Available) in Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 109(7):417-421 · July 2009 with 3,114 Reads

  • Tailings Mt Todd Gold Mine

    Tailings are the product of processing ore to recover the contained metals. After extraction from the mine, the ore is crushed and subsequently ground to a particle size that allows for the liberation of the metals from the host rock.

  • Tailings Dams: Where Mining Waste is Stored Forever

    The ore -containing material The minerals that we’re trying to mine are what are called sulfide minerals,” Chambers explained in our film Alaska Gold. There is no ideal tailings dam

  • Tailingsfo What Are Tailings? Their nature and production

    2020-04-30· The disposal of tailings is commonly identified as the single most important source of environmental impact for many mining operations (Vick 1990). This is not surprising when considering that the volume of tailings requiring storage can often exceed the in-situ total volume of the ore being mined and processed.

  • From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make Money

    DRD Gold, one of the first South African companies to abandon traditional mining to focus on extracting gold from tailings. New technology allows it to recover up to 40% of the gold left in particle form in tailings

  • Tailing Disposal Methods and Tailings Dam Construction

    2020-06-11· Tailings Dam Construction Design of slime is likely to slide and cause the dam to break away. The procedure usually adopted in such cases is to separate the tailing into coarse sand and fines in a classifier, and to use the coarse product to build up the wall ; the remainder of the pulp is discharged into the interior of the dam.

  • How to generate value from tailings with reprocessing to

    Whether driven by regulatory compliances, tailings dam failure and water scarcity, mine tailings can well become a strong business case in the near future. Due to growing mining volumes, global tailings

  • Vale evaluating wet tailings processing alternatives at

    2020-06-08· Vale says it is evaluating short-term alternatives to the wet processing of tailings at its Brucutu iron ore mine, in Brazil, as it looks to step up processing activities at the Minas Gerais operation. The Brucutu plant, which used to dispose of tailings in the Norte/Laranjeiras dam

  • APPENDIX F1 Tailings storage facility design report

    2016-10-19· OLYMPIC DAM EXPANSION PROJECT Tailings Storage Facility Design Report P 9 of 105 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY BHP Billiton proposes to expand the existing Olympic Dam operation, including all associated infrastructure. Large quantities of tailings (approximately 70 million tonnes per annum) will be stored in an above-ground tailings storage facility (TSF).

  • Recovering Cyanide From Gold Plant Tailings

    2015-12-16· gold plant tailings to regenerate and recovery cyanide for recycling, and presents a technoeconomic argument for the incorporation of this technology into many gold plant flowsheets today. INTRODUCTION. Interest in the recovery of cyanide . from gold and silver plant tailings has heightened in recent years. This interest has been spurred by several

  • Tailings Dam an overview ScienceDirect Topics

    Tailings dam breaches and transport spills involving cyanide receive media attention, and whereas the International Cyanide Management Code is demonstrably a successful industry initiative, the consequences of a single environmental event are potentially far-reaching, with potential for impact not only on wildlife and ecosystems, but also on the gold industry as a whole.

  • Big River looks to turn waste into cash at Borborema gold

    Big River Gold is looking to turn what is usually considered a waste mineral into a potentially lucrative by-product from its Borborema gold project in North-Eastern Brazil. With mica-rich gold ore set to be processed through a conventional mill, a few tweaks of the processing flowsheet could see Big River pocket a windfall from its mica offtake that would normally find its way into the waste

  • Gold Ridge tailings dam threatens to burst Australian

    2020-06-09· Gold Ridge tailings dam threatens to burst. with 500mm in a single day causing floods which killed 21 people and left 50,000 homeless. Gold mine tailings dam close to collapse;

  • A tenth of the world’s tailing dams have had stability

    A tenth of the world’s tailing dams have had stability issues. no set of universal rules defining exactly what a tailings dam is, returned 164 metres of 0.86 g/t gold starting at 107

  • Cadia tailings incident cuts Newcrest production

    2020-06-10· Newcrest Mining has slashed its gold production guidance for the 2018 financial year to reflect the impact of last month’s tailings dam breach at the Cadia mine in New South Wales. The miner

  • Tailings study lifts Monarch Gold's Wasamac Mining

    With proven and probable mineral reserves of 21.46Mt at an average grade of 2.56g/t of gold, the Wasamac project targets 6,000t per day, with an expected mine life of 11 years. The company filed a project notice with Quebec's Ministry of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change last November, the first step in the mining permit application process, which generally takes 18 to 24

  • Tailings dam monitoring for Boddington Australia’s

    Challenge. The Boddington Mine, located within the Saddleback greenstone belt in Western Australia, is Australia’s largest producing gold mine.It has a Residue Disposal Area (RDA) where it stores the mine tailings residue from the gold