Tailings Mining News

Global Mineral Professionals Alliance launches tailings initiative

The members of the Alliance agreed on the urgency of examining tailings from the perspective of disposal and closure.

Half of the world’s biggest miners do not keep track of their tailings risk management measures -report

The Responsible Mining Foundation says many of the world’s largest mining companies are not able to ‘know and show’ how effectively they are addressing the risks of tailings dam failure and seepage.

One of Australia's largest gold mines halts operations after dam collapse

Newcrest Mining says experts on site have observed no environmental damage.

UNEP urges mining companies to better manage tailings facilities

The agency is urging mining companies to put safety first and avoid erecting dams using methods that are known to be high risk.

Philex Mining could face more penalties, but refuses to pay

Philippines-based Philex Mining Corp. (PX:PM), the country's biggest miner, may have to pay fines for violations of the Clean Water Act and the company’s own Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said Thursday.

Philex's tailings dam failings highlight ineptitude of corporate legal team

Adverse publicity surrounding the failings of Philex Mining's (PX:PM) tailings dams in the Philippines attest more to the shortcomings of its corporate legal team more than poor operating standards in developing economies.

Silver tailings: Profitable waste?

Tailings are materials produced from mining such as milled rock and effluents. In many cases, massive quantities of these materials, regarded as waste, are left from previous operations. Given the potential health and environmental risks associated with tailings, they could be viewed as problems or project deterrents, but then again, they could be viewed as a source of cash.

AIVN acquires 100% of Placer Gold Prospecting, through stock exchange agreement

American International Ventures, Inc., ("AIVN") Symbol (OTCBB: AIVN) (OTCQB: AIVN), proudly announces today that AIVN has acquired one hundred percent of the shares of Placer Gold Prospecting, Inc. (PGPI) for 162,350,000 common shares of AIVN on March 23, 2012. Following the transaction, AIVN has 181,695,044 common shares of its stock issued and outstanding.

Mine Slurry Transport

Climate change and the need for environmentally responsible, cost effective and efficient methods of ore and tailings transport place great demands on the industry. A growing number of operations are meeting the challenge by using […]

TECHNICAL PAPER: A shaking idea for oil sands fine tailings management

This article focuses on oil sands fine tailings management prior to being discharged to a final tailings dam so as to suggest a more sustainable solution.

Oil Sands Tailings: What Needs to be Done

The accumulation of mature fine tailings (MFT) in tailings ponds has been a concern of the oil sands industry for nearly four decades. However, even when a few measures have been implemented, the industry is still using processes that […]

FLSmidth to supply filters for Rosemont Copper Project in USA

FLSmidth has received an order worth approximately USD 31m from Rosemont Copper Company for the supply of 14 filter presses. These minerals-type automated filter presses will be the largest in the world and will be […]

SV240 Multi-pot slurry system from Supavac

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Deswik Technologies to Supply Mill to Tharisa Mineral

Deswik Technologies is please to announce the receipt of a purchase order from Tharisa Minerals for a Deswik500 mill for their Brits PGE project in the South Africa. The Deswik mill will form part of […]

TAILINGS RETREATMENT: Oil sands projects receives federal funding

ALBERTA — Titanium Corporation of Edmonton will receive up to $4.9 million in federal funds fromSustainable Development Technology Canada(SDTC) for its "Creating Value from Waste" project. ….more at Canadian Mining Journal

Improving the efficiency of the tailings thickener in a coal preparation plant

A customer had multiple coal types, that were processed through the preparation plant. Some of the coal types had different settling characteristics, which affected tailings thickener efficiency and the “clarometer” instrument that tested settling rates in the incoming feed well failed from time to time, which meant that the floccing rate changed and the suspended solids increased, [...]

Quimsacocha Gold Mine Development

The property consists of four mining concessions covering an aggregate area of approximately 12,967 ha and is located in southern Ecuador, 30 km SW of the city of Cuenca at an elevation of 3,600 m. […]

South Africa: RBM to Build Tailings Plant

RICHARDS Bay Minerals , the minerals sands company owned jointly by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, had approved a R1bn project to build a tailings treatment plant that would extend the life of its KwaZulu-Natal […]

Everclear's commercial-grade electrolyser

Applied Intellectual Capital (AIC) has successfully launched a commercial-grade electrolyser manufacturing program in support of its affiliate, EverClear Solutions. Specifically developed to meet the rigours of continuous operation in metals recovery operations for the industry, […]

New Generation Outotec Thickeners to Feature in US$550 Million Kolwezi Project

State-of the-art thickening technology is currently being designed by Outotec for First Quantum Minerals’ Kolwezi US$550 million-plus project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This thickening technology will be a world first. The thickeners, due […]

Mintek, Braemore Achieve Important Milestones in Conroast Technology Development

Mintek and Braemore Resources plc are planning to double the throughput of the ConRoast smelter at Mintek, following seven months of successful continuous operation. Since October 2007, the DC arc furnace at Mintek has treated […]

Fine grinding and some new silver extraction ideas

International Mining’s May issue includes a major article on mineral processing advances. Sadly some of this article had to be cut because of space constraints. The first to hit the editing room floor was a […]

Everclear's commercial-grade electrolyser

International Mining reports that in an important advance in clean processing, Applied Intellectual Capital (AIC) has successfully launched a commercial-grade electrolyser manufacturing program in support of its affiliate, EverClear Solutions. Specifically developed to meet the […]

Larox Won 7.5 Million Filter Orders

Larox has received approximately EUR 7.5 million worth of orders to supply filters and auxiliaries to a chemical company in Germany and to two mining companies in Mexico. Two of the orders will be delivered […]

Kennecott gives county $250,000 for tailings probe

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Kennecott Utah Copper put cash Tuesday behind its commitment for an independent investigation into the safety of its tailings pile.