A report into the disastrous tailings dam burst at BHP and Vale’s Samarco mine has found drainage and design flaws to be the culprit.
MMG’s mine in Rosebery Tasmania is building a new $30 million tailings dam to further extend the mine’s life. The mine mainly produces lead, zinc, and copper, as well as gold and silver and Tasmania’s Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) confirmed mineral exploration and investment in new mine developments that were stalled during 2015-16. Rick … Continue reading New tailings dam for MMG’s Rosebery mine
Toxic mud from the Samarco dam burst in Brazil has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid claims this is the worst environmental disaster seen in the country.
Brazil’s Samarco mining firm has pledged to pay at least $260 million in reparations for the environmental damage caused by the bursting of two dams two weeks ago.
The Solomon Islands government have declared the Gold Ridge mine a disaster area, with the tailings dam close to overflow and environmental catastrophe.
St Barbara has called on the Solomon Islands Government aid to ensure its tailings dam does not burst in the upcoming wet season.
A contract miner has been killed whilst working on Newcrest Mining’s Telfer gold mine’s tailings dam.
Australian resource company TriAusMin is hoping to revive copper, lead and zinc mining in Goulburn as gold prices show an upward trend.
The New South Wales government has given Australian resources company TriAusMin the green signal to re-open Woodlawn mine.