Posts Tagged ‘thickened’

Could mining really be this easy?  Cut the ore from the earth like a steady-handed surgeon, and then mend the wound with the salvaged skin of overburden and gangue.  Surely we are not so lucky – we’ve forgotten the tailings – what to do about those pesky tailings? (more…)

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With the Paste 2012 conference on mine tailings just a few weeks away in Sun City, I’ve pinched this title from a question posed at the 2008 conference in the paper Surface disposal of paste and thickened tailings – A brief history and current confronting issues.  So thank you to the authors (M. Williams, K. Seddon, and T. Fitton) for putting that insightful paper together. (more…)

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The night is waning into dawn, and the air is thick with smoke and desperate moves.  The mine mill is still churning off in the distance. The odds are against you – what to do? (more…)

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