There is still time to join us for the upcoming EduMine webcast Advanced Tailings and Mine Waste Facility Design, Operation, and Closure. Here is the link to the course.
Even if you have taken other courses before conferences, or the other EduMine webcast on Introduction to Tailings, or our previous Advanced Tailings courses, I know you will find interesting and exciting information, perspectives, practices, and case histories in this new course.
We have completely renovated the materials. First we feature, on each of the three days of the webcast, a series of talks by Christian Kujawa, Robert Cooke, and Ian Hutchison on these topics:
- Conventional tailings.
- Thickened tailings.
- Filter pressed tailings.
Christian and Robert are with Paterson and Cooke—they are leading consultants in making, transporting, and distributing tailings. They have put together a great series of presentations on thickeners, cyclones, pipes conveyors, and the details of making and working with thickened, paste, and filtered tailings. Their presentations will put you at the cutting edge of technology and practice in the production, transport, and distribution of all types of tailings.
Ian Hutchison is with SLR—he and his colleagues are experts in the design, construction, operation, and closure of tailings facilities. They have assembled a suite of new case histories from North America, Australia, and South Africa. Most are new to me—and I follow the topic pretty carefully.
I will come in from time to time to talk of theses new topics:
- Risk assessment and decision-making for tailings management.
- Dam safety inspections and evaluations.
- Case histories on new project that I am working on–I am particularly proud that Nyrstar are permitting me to talk of closure planning for the Myra Falls mine here in BC.
In addition I will present summaries of the best new papers to be presented at the upcoming conference Paste 2014. I have read all the papers and here I present a preview of those that impressed me most. Time permitting, I will also talk about papers to be presented next week in Brazil at the conference on Mine Closure.
Lawrence Charlebois will spend an hour or so on that most difficult set of tailings topics, namely rheology, beaching, and Optimized Seasonal Deposition of polymer amended tailings. For polymer amendment works. I know that. It just needs a bit of bold field application and the oil sands folk will be seen as heroes.
In short, this is a great opportunity to come up to speed with the newest & best in tailings. Come join us and advance your knowledge & career by hearing from the most knowledgeable & experienced in the field. I look forward to meeting & talking with you. And it is a hell-of-a-lot cheaper than those expensive conferences where you fall asleep through dull presentations by amateurs.