Beaches have a way of attracting attention. Hoards of curvy North Americans flock each year to ocean-side resorts just to sit in pools and stare at beaches. Early explorers travelling by sea sought coves with protected sandy beaches to land their parties and fly their flag. Even whales and sharks, distracted by the bounty of an intertidal buffet have tested shallow waters, only to leave themselves high and dry.
Tailings engineers are no less immune to the draw of beaches, though you won’t find many tailings engineers modelling the latest swimwear on sub-tropical shores (if I am wrong here, I do apologize, and please send us your latest vacation photos). Beaches have a different meaning to folks on a mine. (more…)