The mining industry has responded to demand by investors to increase the disclosure of information regarding tailings storage facilities (TSFs).
BHP has established a new ‘tailings taskforce’ as part of its increased focus on the risk management of tailings in the wake of the Brumadinho disaster.
New Century Resources has reiterated the potential for an expansion project at the Century zinc mine in Queensland after achieving a strong March quarter.
Technology company GreenGold has won a contract to design and install its ReCyn technology at PT Agincourt Resources’ Martabe gold project in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will develop an international standard for tailings facilities for its member companies, of which include BHP and Vale.
The Malaysian Government has set Lynas licence renewal conditions related to waste removal at its Lynas Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) near Kuantan, Malaysia.
Cyanide is firmly established in the gold mining industry as the overwhelming choice of solvent for gold and silver recovery from ores. Several niche applications for alternative reagents have been proposed, but it’s unlikely the superiority of cyanide will be seriously challenged for some time.
It is no secret that mining produces waste that can be damaging to the environment, but with advances in technology and knowledge, the ability to reduce the environmental impacts of mine tailings improves.
New Century Resources has started flotation and production of zinc concentrate at the Century mine processing plant in Queensland.
Hellyer Gold Mines is set to add life to the Hellyer operation in Tasmania by reprocessing tailings from previous operations.
Businessman Clive Palmer claims that tailings owned by his companies in Queensland contain cobalt worth $6 billion.
Newcrest has started the deposition of tailings at the old Cadia Hill open pit following the completion of crucial pipeline infrastructure.
Newcrest Mining has slashed its gold production guidance for the 2018 financial year to reflect the impact of last month’s tailings dam breach at the Cadia mine in New South Wales.
Newcrest Mining’s plan to use the old Cadia Hill open pit as an alternate tailings location following the dam breach that suspended the New South Wales gold mine last month has been given the green light.
Newcrest Mining has restarted processing at the Cadia gold mine in New South Wales following last month’s tailings dam incident.
Weir Minerals has established a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with technology group, Andritz, to supply equipment for processing tailings.
Dr Linda Wang recently won an award for her potentially revolutionary research into coal ash separation.
A paper from Curtin University’s Australian Research Council-funded Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) has stated that tailings teams need more time to restore the land after mine closures.
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has released a report detailing the environmental impacts of Australian mining, and its findings suggest the mining sector requires address.
Peabody Energy has signed a contract with wastewater solutions provider SciDev to provide an OptiFlox treatment system at its Wilpinjong coal mine in New South Wales.