March 2021 Vol. 5

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

Up-to-date News and Information on Tailings Dams and Engineered TSFs


NEWSMAKERS: * Barrick * BHP * COSIA * ExcelPlas * Geopraevent * Glencore * Hexagon * IDS GeoRadar * LSI Lastern * Newcrest * Ramjack * Samarco * Rhosonics * TenCate * TNA * Tre-Altamira * TSF * University of WA * Worldsensing

INDUSTRY NEWS

RAMJACK Technology Partners with LSI Lastem to Make Tailings Dam Failures Completely Avoidable
https://www.lsi-lastem.com/blog/a-new-partnership-with-ramjack-technology-solutions/

NEWS RELEASE: Geotextile Reinforced Tailings Dam & Sludge Pond Closures
https://www.tencategeo.asia/media/f7c3c5da-2777-41f2-a27f-1ef959141095/U9nFLg/TenCate%20Geosynthetics/Documents%20ASIA/English/Brochures/Application/Gen%20Broc%20-%20Geosynthetics%20for%20Sludge%20Pond%20Capping.pdf

Whitepaper on ‘Measuring Density in Dry Tailings Process
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/VraE582GlRCksgt

Why a Big Mining Project Could Wipe Out Rural Villages in Indonesia
https://e360.yale.edu/features/mining-project-could-wipe-out-rural-villages-indonesia

University of WA Develops Novel Additives for Controlling the Viscosity of Iron Ore Tailings for Reduced Pumping Costs and Safer Tailings Storage in Dams
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0892687521001035

South Australian Government Releases New Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) Regulation and Standards
https://sarigbasis.pir.sa.gov.au/WebtopEw/ws/samref/sarig1/image/DDD/MPOL007.pdf

Newcrest Commits to Managing Tailings Storage Facilities Safely and Responsibly
https://www.newcrest.com/sites/default/files/2021-03/Tailings%20Governance%20Policy.pdf

Mines Correct to Take Tailings Management Very Seriously
https://www.miningweekly.com/article/mines-correct-to-take-tailings-management-very-seriously-2021-03-26

Barrick to Trial Tailings Strategy at Golden Sunlight
Canadian producer Barrick Gold plans to incorporate tailings processing as part of its closure plans for the Golden Sunlight operation in Jefferson County, the US.
https://www.miningmagazine.com/life-cycle-end-of-life-management/news/1407039/barrick-closure-strategy-of-golden-sunlight-has-value

LEGAL

British Judge Throws Out $9 Billion Class Action in BHP Samarco Lawsuit
https://www.afr.com/companies/mining/bhp-puts-paid-to-9b-british-lawsuit-threat-20210325-p57dtq

Fundão Dam Disaster Case Judge’s Impartiality Under Scrutiny
https://www.mining.com/fundao-dam-disaster-case-judges-impartiality-under-scrutiny/

MONITORING OF TAILINGS DAMS

Glencore & Tre-Altamira to Satellite Monitor Tailings Dams
https://www.steelguru.com/mining/glencore-tre-altamira-to-satellite-monitor-tailings-dams

IDS GeoRadar’s SLYX Takes it Slow on Tailings
Italian subsurface investigation company IDS GeoRadar has partnered with Swiss monitoring technology Geopraevent on a new tailings monitoring system called SLYX Slow Movement Analysis that tracks incremental but potentially catastrophic movements by dams.
https://www.miningmagazine.com/geomechanics-ground-control/news/1407120/ids-georadars-slyx-takes-it-slow-on-tailings

Hexagon Introduces Slow Movement Analysis on Tailing Dams
https://www.amsj.com.au/hexagon-introduces-slow-movement-analysis-on-tailing-dams/

Ten Million Euro to Worldsensing to Develop the Next Generation Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution
The company’s monitoring solution collects sensor data of critical infrastructure, including tailings dams in the mining sector, thus improving the safety of workers that normally collect this data manually and the communities that often live near these sites.
https://www.europeantimes.info/2020/12/03/2020-337-web-summit-eib-provides-eur10-million-to-worldsensing-to-develop-next-generation-industrial-monitoring-solution/

Drones Deliver Better Data, Save Money and Enhance Safety of Tailings Dams
https://resourceworld.com/drones-deliver-better-data-save-money-and-enhance-safety/

Worldsensing Wins SME Mining Technology Excellence Award
https://eitrawmaterials.eu/worldsensing-wins-sme-mining-technology-excellence-award/

TAILINGS REUSE

Mine Tailings-Based Geopolymers: Properties, Applications and Industrial Prospects
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884221008671

Reuse of Iron Ore Tailings (IOT) in Sustainable Concrete
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821007285

Potential of Tailing Deposits in Chile for the Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Produced by Power Plants Using Ex-Situ Mineral Carbonation
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/11/3/320/pdf

TAILINGS REMEDIATIONS

Bugs that Help Vegetation Grow on Tailings by COSIA
https://cosia.ca/blog/bugs-help-vegetation-grow-tailings

Geosynthetics for Maaden Phosphate Tailings Pond
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/03/22/geosynthetics-for-maaden-phosphate-tailings-pond/

Assessment of Iron-Rich Tailings via portable X-ray Fluorescence sSpectrometry: the Mariana Dam Disaster, Southeast Brazil
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-021-08982-7

Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine Closure Project in Montana will see Pyrite Sulphur from Tailings Sold to NGM for Gold Processing
https://im-mining.com/2021/03/22/barrick-golden-sunlight-mine-closure-project-montana-will-see-pyrite-sulphur-tailings-sold-ngm-gold-processing/

An Analytical Solution to Estimating the Settlement of Tailings by Considering the Sedimentation and Consolidation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095268621000288

SUPPLIER’S DIRECTORY

Tailings Dam Monitoring:

• GeoMotion (https://www.geomotion.com.au/)

• Geopraevent (https://www.geopraevent.ch/?lang=en)

• IDS Georadar (https://idsgeoradar.com/)

• LSI Lastem (https://www.lsi-lastem.com/)

• Position Partners (https://www.positionpartners.com.au/)

• Ramjack (https://ramjacktech.com/)

• Senceive (https://www.senceive.com/)

• Tre-Altamira (https://site.tre-altamira.com/industry/mining/)

• Worldsensing (https://www.worldsensing.com/)

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