The International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) and the United Nations (UN) have introduced a set of global standards to safely manage mine tailings.
Metso has officially merged its minerals business with Outotec to form a new company with aims to become an industry leader across the minerals, aggregates, metals refining and recycling industries.
Inmarsat has launched two new Tailings Insight propositions in support of mining companies that are looking to improve data governance and transparency.
When Concept Environmental Services was approached by a major mining company for a tailings solution that would allow it to not only store waste appropriately, but also use the product in the process at a later date, it rose to the challenge.
McLanahan has assisted the most profitable gold operations in Australia to embark on process upgrades for the plant.
Rio Tinto has felt the impact of a 5.7-magnitude earthquake at the Kennecott copper mine near Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States.
New Century Resources has set a new standard at the Century zinc mine in Queensland, achieving record quarterly production at the end of last year.
Environmental organisation GRID-Arendal has received UN Environment Program’s support to launch the world’s first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings and storage facilities.
New Century Resources continues to ramp up the mining rate at the Century zinc operation in Queensland during January, to 8.9 million tonnes a year.
Heron Resources has commenced the crushing and processing of its first underground ore from the high-grade G2 lens at the Woodlawn project in New South Wales.
Managing tailings storage from mines has come a long way, especially during the past decade. Inmarsat’s tailings dam monitoring solution is at the forefront of this new way of management.
Autonomous equipment has emerged in some areas of mining, but minerals processing remains a sector where uptake of the technology has been limited. That’s not to say it isn’t possible.
BHP is backing a restart of operations at the troubled Samarco Mineração iron ore joint venture (JV) with Vale in Brazil through a significant investment.
Protest and activism led to the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne hitting global headlines this year.
Australia’s minerals industry has committed to the safe and responsible management of tailings storage facilities through the release of the Australian Mining Tailings Communique.
Vale has advised relatives of the victims who suffered from the B1 dam breach at the Córrego do Feijão mine in Brumadinho that they can now register to receive compensation.
Weir Minerals has extended its scope of service to the entire tailings process, from dewatering, transport and disposal to the conversion of tailings into a resource.
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.