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Tailings and Mine Waste 2010

ISBN 9780415614559
Published October 7, 2010 by CRC Press
484 Pages

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Book Description

Tailings and Mine Waste ’10 contains the contributions from the 14th annual Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, held by Colorado State University of Fort Collins, Colorado in conjunction with the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. The purpose of this series of conferences is to provide a forum for discussion and establishment of dialogue among all people in the mining industry and environmental community regarding tailings and mine waste.

Tailings and Mine Waste ’10 includes over 40 papers which present state-of-the-art papers on mine and mill tailings and mine waste, as well as current and future issues facing the mining and environmental communities, including technical capabilities and developments, regulations, and environmental concerns. The book will be of interest to mine and mill managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers, regulatory personnel, consulting engineers, and researchers.


Table of Contents



Keynote papers

N.R. Morgenstern, Improving the safety of mine waste impoundments
J.C. Sobkowicz, History and developments in the treatment of oil sands fine tailings

Mill tailings

J. Caldwell & L. Charlebois, Tailings impoundment failures, black swans, incident avoidance, and checklists
C. Strachan & J. Caldwell, New directions in tailings management
A.J. Breitenbach, Overview: Tailings disposal and dam construction practices in the 21st century
J. Caldwell & G. McPhail, A history of South African slimes dams engineers
G.T. Corcoran & H.R. Roberts, Unique geosynthetic liner system for uranium mill tailings disposal
M. Keevy & R. Cooke, Optimizing tailings deposition concentration at MineraYanacocha, Peru

Geotechnical considerations
Z. Fox & J.A.H. Carraro, Peak and critical-state shear strength of mine waste rock
J. Lupo &A. Dolezal, Ore geotechnical testing for heap leach pad design
C.D. Anderson &T.L. Eldridge, Critical state liquefaction assessment of an upstream constructed tailings sand dam
I. Hutchison, A. Whitman, J. Juliani &T. Hadj-Hamou, Heap leach pad cover design analyses Salmon, Idaho
J. Keller, M. Milczarek, T.M. Yao & M. Buchanan, The effect of tailings characteristics on cover system success

Water management and water treatment

M. Davies, J. Lupo, T. Martin, E. McRoberts, M. Musse & D. Ritchie, Dewatered tailings practice – trends and observations
M. Gard, J.Warner, L. Cope & K. Raabe, Groundwater modeling at the Panna Maria uranium facility in support of an ACL application
S.F. Truby, V. Lishnevsky & J.R. Kunkel, A priori and posterior probabilities in operational water balances for tailing storage facilities
J.R. Tamburini, H.C. Liang & S.J. Billin, Single process arsenic and antimony removal using coagulation and microfiltration
J.J. Gusek, V. Bateman, J. Ozment, L. Oliver, D. Kathman, J.Waples, T. Rutkowski, H. Moore,W. Bowden &A. Reither, Mitigating impacts from acid-producing rock in Tennessee road construction projects
S.J. Tamburini & S.J. Billin, 20-day design build to save $50 million worth of equipment
H.C. Liang, S.J. Billin & J.R. Tamburini, The simultaneous removal of arsenic and manganese at a gold mine in Nevada


A. Bauerek, The impact of short-term variations of weather conditions on the chemism of rain water runoff from flotation wastes of Mississippi Valley-type Zn-Pb ores (southern Poland)
V.T. McLemore, N. Dunbar, S. Tachie-Menson & K. Donahue, The effect of weathering on the acid-producing potential of the Goathill North Rock Pile, Questa mine, NM
T. Moyer, B. Striggow, J. Eldridge & C. Zeller, Effect of reservoir pool changes on metals release from mining-contaminated sediment
B. Hanna, Neutral mine drainage water-quality impacts from a former taconite mine
N. Amoah, R. Haymont & G. Campbell, Benefits of timely and valid geochemical characterization of mine waste for life of mine and closure planning: A case study of Newmont Boddington Gold Mine inWestern Australia

Containment systems

M.Watts & E. Trainer, Disposal of coal mine slurry waste using geotextile containers at the North River Mine, Chevron Mining Inc.
D.W. Bench, Identification, management and disposal of PCB-containing equipment used in mines
J. DiMarchi & J. Vohden, Waste management practices at Alaska’s large mines
D.K. Vernon, Jr. & A. Mork, East Mission Flats Repository design—challenges and case history
J.S.Woolston, Physical properties of mill tailings as foundation material for waste repositories, Bunker Hill Superfund Site

Dry Stack/Paste
L. Newman, K. Arnold & D.Wittwer, Dry stack tailings design for the Rosemont Copper project
J. Lupo & J. Hall, Dry stack tailings – design considerations
H. Nematollahi, Reprocessing of tailings of Chador-Malu iron ore, Iran

Oil Sands

P.S.Wells, J. Caldwell & J. Fournier, Suncor Pond 5 coke cap – The story of its conception, testing, and advance to full-scale construction
R.H. Moffett, Treatment of fluid fine tailings with silica
Y. Yao, A.F. van Tol, B. Everts &A. Mulder, Filtration tests on PVD filter jackets in fine oil sands tailings
G. Pollock, X. Liu, E. McRoberts, K.Williams, P.S.Wells & J. Fournier, Suncor oil sands tailings pond capping project
C.B. Powter, K.W. Biggar, M.J. Silva, G.T. McKenna & E.B. Scordo, Review of oil sands tailings technology options
E. Olauson, R. Dawson & P.S.Wells, Case study: Sand capping of weak tailings at Suncor’s Pond 1
C. Athanassopoulos, P.S.Wells, S. Trinca &W. Urchik, The use of geosynthetics in the reclamation of an oil sands tailings pond L. Lawrence & Z. Ali, A new approach to oil sand tailings management

Environmental issues

S. Kabas, Á. Faz, D.M. Carmona, S. Martínez-Martínez, R. Zornoza & J.A. Acosta, A landscape design approach for the sustainable reclamation activities of a post-mining area in Cartagena, SE Spain

B. Adams & D.R. Pitzler, Priority setting in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin
J. Cormier, Acid mine drainage as a sustainable solution to eliminate risk and reduce costs
T. Naamoun & B. Merkel, Chemical compound forms of cadmium in uranium tailings of Schneckenstein
T. Naamoun & B. Merkel, Uranium residue impacts on ground and surface water resources at the Schneckenstein site in East Germany


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