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  • Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of Johannesburg’s

    The continual extraction of gold and waste products generated by increasingly deeper mining operations has created a landscape that is strewn with large mounds of mine waste and slimes dams. Although mining activity adjacent to Johannesburg has ceased this landscape of extraction awkwardly intercepts the city’s freeways human settlements

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  • Acid drainage the global environmental crisis you’ve

    Sep 13 2017  Cyanidation was the breakthrough gold mining technology of the 1890s when it enabled Anglo mining conglomerates to make colossal profits from low grade ores. Simply put cyanidation involves mixing finely crushed ores referred to as sands or when water based slimes in a weak cyanide solution usually calcium cyanide .

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    Water dams in mining

    a mine. These two concrete arch dams were constructed over 100 years ago and still serve as the primary source of water to support operations at the mine. Our team undertook a Safety Review for the dams and developed options to extend their operating life. Furthermore GHD has undertaken regular dam safety surveillance designed modernised

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  • A Comprehensive Review on Reasons for Tailings Dam

    On a global scale the demand for mineral products has increased substantially with economic development. Consequently the mining of mineral resources results in the production and accumulation of a large number of tailings causing many problems with respect to mining the environment and the economy. In the mining process tailings must be reasonably treated to

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    Structures which are dams or levees constructed as part of

    Guideline Structures which are dams or levees constructed as part of environmentally relevant activities Page 3 of 21 ESR/2016/1934 Version 9.01 Effective 01 APR 2019 Department of Environment and Science requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 or other Commonwealth state or local government laws or requirements under relevant standards or

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    The Mines Regulations 2003

    93 Lining of compartments 94 Manways 95 Rescue from hoist shaft without manway 377 Emergency dam or bulkhead construction . under ground 378 Underground water drainage 379 Placement of backfill water or slimes PART XIX. Emergency Response and Mine Rescue . re Underground at a Mine. 380 Interpretation of Part

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    Slimes dam construction in the gold mines of the Anglo

    The average slimes dam compacts at 0 625 m3 per tonne and contains 10 per cent moisture. At 0 625 m3 per tonne the slime would become saturated at 20 per cent moisture. For example a slimes dam 15 m high constructed on 85 ha of ground would contain nearly 18 million tonne of solids at 10 per cent moisture and a slimes dam 35 m high con

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    392947 Riviera Tungsten Mine Preliminary Groundwater

    The mining area and Krom Antonies River Valley floor is underlain by 10 30 m of It is envisaged that the clay material excavated during pit construction will be used for lining of areas where there is a contamination risk such as the plant and tailings slimes dam. SRK Consulting

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  • The danger of tailings dams

    Jan 28 2019  The dam near Brumadinho is owned by Vale Brazil’s largest mining company. The cause of its bursting is being investigated though it was inspected only four months ago and nothing appears to

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  • Alfa Laval

    Slimes are sometimes a fraction of the tailings stream combined with coarser solids or a product of a desliming stage. The higher this fraction the more difficult the tailings are to manage. What are the tailings disposal options for slimes Traditionally slimes have been stored in large tailings dams or sent to solar drying cells. Newer

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    CONSTRUCTION DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF TAILINGS

    native soils or tailings slimes is the preferred methods of reducing the permeability of impoundment bases. The primary function of drainage systems is the dissipation of pore pressure across the embankment. 10 5. MATHEMATIC METHODS IN ANALYZING THE STABILITY OF THE MINING CONSTRUCTION . The analysis of the dams’ stability is performed

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  • From Tailings to Treasure Miners Make ..

    May 07 2015  Mintails a mine tailings processor has developed new technology to process 350 000 tons of slimes from its extensive tailings resources. It expects to recover 58 kg of gold per month and has enough slimes to last until 2025. Goldfields has also developed new technology for a tailings retreatment plant and processes 12 000 tons of current

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  • Weir Minerals announces major order of Enduron HPGR with

    Jul 04 2021  Weir Minerals unique Ultrachrome A05 chrome alloy impeller ensures high wear resistance and the specially engineered suction strainer minimises the risk of clogging by preventing large solids debris from entering the pump. Drawing on decades of Warman pump design experience the Multiflo Mudflo pump is capable of pumping between

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  • Aquatan Lining Systems

    Having expertly installed geomembranes/dam linings across a widespread customer base from mining to public sectors we can provide solutions to your geosynthetic liner requirements. LATEST Aquatan achieves AIC Status AND receives SABS Quality Management System Certification Scheme recognition.

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  • Brazil s mining tragedy was it a preventable disaster

    Nov 25 2015  What caused the dam to burst remains unclear but there are suggestions this was an avoidable catastrophe the result of lax safety regulation in the Brazilian mining industry. Prosecutors have

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    RISK ANALYSIS OF TAILING DAMS

    In mine industry generally TAILINGS DAMS RISK OF DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES Lessons learnt from practical experiences ICOLD UNEP 2001 Bulletin 121 ISSN 0534 8293 APELL for Mining Guidance for the Mining Industry in Raising Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level Technical report No. 41 UN Publications 2001 ISBN 92 807

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  • The ins and outs of tailings dams

    Jan 17 2019  A tailings dam exists because of the processing of ore. When raw ore is mined it is processed in several ways. In the majority of precious and base metal operations the ore rock is crushed and then milled before being processed. Most of these processes use a significant amount of water. Once the processing is complete the waste material

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    Mining and Water Pollution

    waters. The assessment is based on gold and coal mining case studies Fig. 1 . In t he gold mining case geochemical transformations in two tailings storage facilities one undergoing reprocessing and the other a decommissioned active slimes dam were assessed while in the coal mining case thes e processes were assessed in a decommissioned

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    Regulations Regarding the Safety of Dams

    elevation on the outside of the dam wall and the non overspill crest level or the general top level of the dam wall 12 owner means owner of a dam or owner of a dam with a safety risk and includes the person in control of that dam 13 person in control of a dam includes the person appointed by the owner to be in control of the dam

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  • Failure of a mine waste dump in Zimbabwe Causes and

    A combination of factors are considered important in causing the failure and subsequent development of a flowslide of a gold mine waste dump or tailings dam at Arcturus near Harare Zimbabwe. These factors comprise poor basal drainage steep perimeter walls saturation of the walls and basal sediments through continued spigoting of slurry during a period of heavy

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  • Tailing Disposal Methods and Tailings Dam Construction

    Oct 21 2016  Tailings Dam Construction Design. of slime is likely to slide and cause the dam to break away. The procedure usually adopted in such cases is to separate the tailing into coarse sand and fines in a classifier and to use the coarse product to build up the wall the remainder of the pulp is discharged into the interior of the dam.

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  • Mining Rehabilitation Industrial Rehabilitation

    Mining and Industrial Rehabilitation. CHEMC Environmental currently are leading specialists in innovative and effective solutions regarding slimes dam dust control and rehabilitation of mining and industrial sites. CHEMC Environmental provides a turn key solution to all environmental problems. We will audit/assess the situation design the

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  • Mining Services Handling

    MINE SERVICES. Andru Mining has more than 30 years experience providing support services to the mining industry. These mining services have been provided to both opencast and underground mines and across a range of minerals. Our specialised services include slimes dam management discards management and stockpile management.

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  • Acid drainage the global environmental ..

    Sep 13 2017  The risk here is from dam failure or breakages in the lining of waste ponds which can lead to catastrophic spills or leakage through the porous land surface into the water table.

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  • Dam Liner Pond Liner Solutions

    Tap to call us on 1800 039 996. Dam Liner Pond Liner Solutions. Specialists in Liners Geotextile Fabric Membranes Liquid Containment Solutions. We can fabricate a diverse range of geosynthetic materials geomembranes liners catering for a large range of applications including Garden or Aquatic Ponds

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  • Rosebery Tailings Dam

    Jan 09 2019  As part of long term planning to extend the life of the mine at the Rosebery site MMG engaged ATC Williams to engineer a way to stop seepage into the Stitt River increase capacity and dam safety and extend the life of the old 2/5 tailings dam in the town of Rosebery. The mine mainly produces lead zinc and copper as well as gold and silver and has been

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  • HDPE Geomembrane Liners Dam Liners

    West Coast Lining Systems are specialists in the supply and installation of geomembrane liners specifically High Density Polyethylene HDPE and Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE geomembrane dam liners. Geomembranes are the most widely used products for solid waste mining and water containment applications such as Dam Liners. For over

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  • Glencore auditing 140 slimes dams

    Feb 21 2019  JOHANNESBURG miningweekly Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is auditing 140 slimes dams 65 of them active and 75 of them closed. The company has been undertaking detailed assessments and audits of all material tailings storage facilities TSFs over the past three years after accumulating a TSF significant asset

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    Non‐Managed Operations and JVs 602 001

    Q17 Determined zone of influence for the slimes dams. Environmental impact assessment to follow to include catastrophic failure impact. Q18 Conceptual only Q19 Plan in place in line with Anglo American s Long‐term Sustainable Mining Plan.

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    Clay sedimentation and consolidation behaviour in tailing

    related to the mining industry is the management of water in the tailing dewatering systems and tailing dams 5 6 . Almost all mineral processing plants utilize some type of thickener for water recovery from tailings before disposal into the tailings storage facilities TSF . Thickening improves the site water management and

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    Lining of interior of reservoirs or concrete containment areas to prevent leakage moisture migration through concrete and deterioration of concrete from exposure to corrosive chemicals. Canal linings and coffer dams. RAM Lining Systems Inc. has been authorized by Solmax International Inc. of Varennes Quebec Canada to supply and install HDPE

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  • Theoretical and engineering aspects of slimes dam

    The requirements for pollution control vegetating in situ leaching and future development ef slimes dams as building areas are considered as they affect the engineering aspects of slimes dam construction and it is found that these requirements can be met without any major changes to current recommended slimes dam construction practice.

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    Setting a standard for tailings dam management

    interest in dams in Australia including many mining companies and professionals working in the mining The need for suitable lining or underdrainage to minimise or manage seepage should be assessed at Thick deposits of wet slimes should be avoided. They commonly result in poorly consolidated and weak tailings which require

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