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Thickened tailings deposition for closure

As the mining industry transitioned through a downturn on lower commodity prices and unstable macro-economic conditions, miners have sharpened their focus on innovative concepts, while minimising expenditure. Tailings management, perceived by many as simply a cost burden, is a key area potentially targeted for savings.

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Thickened tailings could be part of the solution to safely decommissioning TSFs

Nicholas Thompson* and Pepe Moreno**

Tailings storage facility (TSF) water management is one of the most important drivers when designing tailings disposal strategies, and post-operational water management of the tailings surface is also one of the most challenging aspects of successful closure.

However, site operators often select convenient, short-term disposal methods, giving minimal consideration to future closure objectives or costs ...

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Established in 1974, SRK employs more than 1,400 professionals internationally in over 45 offices on 6 continents.

OFFICE:

  • Oceanic Plaza, 22nd Floor, 1066 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 3X2
  • Phone: +1 604 681 4196
  • Fax: +1 604 687 5532
  • Web: www.srk.com
  • Email: info@srk.com

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