Rio Tinto has revised how it will manage tailings facilities to comply with the Global Industry Standard for Tailings Management (GISTM).
The mining industry generally agrees that one area where mining firms need to focus on is the management of tailings storage facilities.
Body tailings are the waste materials created as part of the Mining and Refining process and they are stored in large embankments – tailings storage facilities (TSFs).
Evolution Mining has rolled out Senceive wireless monitoring platform at its Mt Carlton site to deliver live reporting to supervisors and control teams.
K2fly is set to acquire Decipher’s mining business to strengthen the former’s growing suite in tailings and rehabilitation solutions, after nearly a year of partnership.
New Century Resources has secured a $14 million cost reduction for the rehabilitation of the Century zinc mine in Queensland.
The Australian Mining Prospect Awards Metso Outotec Excellence in Environmental Management award recognises a mine, company, or project that has developed or carried out an innovative, environmentally focused program.
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.