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Gold Mining and Submarine Tailings Disposal Review and Case Study BY EVAN EDINGER A fringing coral reef in Buyat Bay, Indonesia, June 2002. This reef at 3 m depth is closest to gold mine tailings outfall. Note high water turbidity, and the mixture of live and dead corals.

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Environmental impacts associated with submarine tailings disposal (STD) of gold mine wastes vary widely among the relatively few cases studied. The principal contaminants of concern surrounding most gold mines are arsenic, mercury, and cyanide, although antimony, thallium, lead, zinc, and copper may also be important in particular mines.

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DOI: 10.5670/OCEANOG.2012.54 Corpus ID: 130643739. Gold Mining and Submarine Tailings Disposal: Review and Case Study @article{Edinger2012GoldMA, title={Gold Mining and Submarine Tailings Disposal: Review and Case Study}, author={E. Edinger}, journal={Oceanography}, year={2012}, volume={25}, pages={184-199} }

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Evan N Edinger. Shallow marine sediments of the Buyat-Ratototok district of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, are affected by submarine disposal of industrial gold mine tailings and small-scale gold ...

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Five Gold Tailings Disposal Methods to Teach You How to ...

Oct 04, 2020  As one of the most important gold tailings disposal methods, the tailings dry stacking process alleviates the storage pressure of tailings pond, reduces the safety hidden danger of tailings pond, and the use of backwater reduces the pressure of sewage treatment, saves the production and operation cost of mine, which is the requirement of ...

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A practice of cemented backfill with ultra-fine tailings in a gold mine was comprehensively presented, and a series of tests were conducted in accordance with the peculiar properties of ultra-fine tailings and the mining conditions. The test results show that, the tailings from

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Mine Waste Transfer and Disposal Methods - Mine Tailings ...

Mine Tailings Tailings are finely ground rocks and other mineral waste as a result of mineral processing. Due to the way minerals are processed, tailings can contain concentrations of processing chemicals. This can make mine tailings an environmental concern, so proper transportation and disposal

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Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

Jun 16, 2017  Mining Coal Tailings Disposal As has been pointed out earlier in this section, immense quantities of wastes are produced by coal mining activities. Many of the regulations governing these wastes have only recently been enacted, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (PL 9587) will be a major factor influencing coal mining ...

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Gold Tailings: Hazards and Opportunities INN

Tailings from gold mining operations can pose a threat to the environment and health of nearby communities. Not only can this waste be harmful if it leaches into groundwater, but it can also mean ...

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Stabilization and solidification of tailings from a ...

The traditional gold mining in . Kulon Progo district, Special Region of Yogyakarta Province produced tailings containing mercury (Hg) from the gold amalgamation process. Mercury accumulated in tailings has 164.19 mg/kg - 383.21 mg/kg intotal concentration. Stabilization/ solidification (S/S) is one of the remediation technologies to

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Gold Mining and Submarine Tailings Disposal: Review and ...

Evan N Edinger. Shallow marine sediments of the Buyat-Ratototok district of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, are affected by submarine disposal of industrial gold mine tailings and small-scale gold ...

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Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

Jun 16, 2017  Mining Coal Tailings Disposal As has been pointed out earlier in this section, immense quantities of wastes are produced by coal mining activities. Many of the regulations governing these wastes have only recently been enacted, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (PL 9587) will be a major factor influencing coal mining ...

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The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at ...

growing pressure on mining companies to clean up their toxic tailings. The Lihir Gold Mine is an example of a multinational mining operation that presents its own social, economic and physical environmental impacts. This paper discusses the problem of mine waste disposal at this mine. PNG s experience of mining and econo mics

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INTRODUCTION SUBMARINE TAILINGS DISPOSAL

Submarine Tailings Disposal? Submarine Tailings Disposal is dumping mine tailings into the sea through a submerged pipe. In the Western Pacific region, mining compa-nies argue that Submarine Tailings Disposal (STD)2 is the best solution for tailings disposal. They say that storing tailings on the land in this region is risky—because the

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Nevada Gold Cyanide Mill Tailings Regulation: A Comparison ...

compared to cyanide heap leach methods. A gold mill can be divided into 4 major areas: ore mining and size reduction, leaching, gold recovery, and tailings disposal. Once the ore is removed from the ground it is crushed in 1 to 3 stages to prepare the ore for grinding. The number and types of crushing stages is dependent on the

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Technical Report: Design and Evaluation of Tailings Dams ...

projects. There are several methods used for tailings disposal. These include disposal of dry or thickened tailings in impoundments or free-standing piles, backfilling underground mine workings and open-pits, subaqueous disposal, and the most common method, the disposal of tailings

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Porgera Gold Mine - Riverine Tailings and Waste Rock ...

Porgera Gold Mine Riverine Tailings and Waste Rock Management. Contents The Porgera Gold Mine 1 The Planning and Development of the Porgera Gold Mine 1 Setting 1 Planning and Alternatives 1 The Outcome 3 The CSIRO Independent Review 1996 3 Follow Up to the CSIRO Report 4

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Geotechnical Properties of Mine Tailings Journal of ...

In order to maintain the normal mining operations, several methods are proposed for tailing disposal, including disposal of dry or thickened tailings in impoundments or free-standing piles, backfilling underground mine workings, subaqueous disposal, and the most common method, the disposal of tailings slurry in impoundments that involves the ...

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Tailingsfo The website focused at tailings related ...

The word tailings is sometimes applied to include coarse mine waste. For this website the term tailings refers to the slurry waste output from the processing plant. The properties of tailings are dependent on the ore body being mined, the grinding and processing circuits, the reagent properties and the thickening process prior to disposal.

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BLYVOOR GOLD TAILINGS PROJECT

Gold Operations and its holding company, Target Mine Consulting (Pty) Ltd. The JV Partners plan to exploit potentially viable deposits of gold and any other minerals from six gold tailings dams owned by Blyvoor in South Africa, which contain a JORC Code compliant resource of, in aggregate, 1.3Moz of Au at an average grade of 0.30g/t Au.

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Gold Tailings The Environment Pan African

Dec 02, 2020  Gold Tailings The Environment. Owing to its gold mining heritage, Johannesburg is the most radioactive city on the planet, says nonprofit organisation Earthlife Africa. Uranium was considered “merely a waste product” in the late 1800s and was haphazardly discarded without any thought of recovery.

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Arsenic in Historic Gold Mine Tailings

arsenic associated with gold mine tailings. Who can I call for more information? There are numerous provincial and federal agencies in our group of experts. To reach one of them for specific questions, Nova Scotians can call the provincial public inquiries line: 424-5200 or 1-800-670-4357. Calls will be directed to the appropriate agency for

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Tailingsfo What Are Tailings? - Their nature and production

The disposal of tailings is commonly identified as the single most important source of environmental impact for many mining operations (Vick 1990). This is not surprising when considering that the volume of tailings requiring storage can often exceed the in-situ

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TAILINGS MANAGEMENT

The purpose of this booklet is to enhance understanding of tailings management and to demonstrate how the mining industry is managing rhe risks associated with tailings disposal. It is aimed at people who work within the mining community, at officials who rcgulate the industry and at other stakeholders, such as those who live in the vicinity

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INTRODUCTION SUBMARINE TAILINGS DISPOSAL

Submarine Tailings Disposal? Submarine Tailings Disposal is dumping mine tailings into the sea through a submerged pipe. In the Western Pacific region, mining compa-nies argue that Submarine Tailings Disposal (STD)2 is the best solution for tailings disposal. They say that storing tailings on the land in this region is risky—because the

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Surface Disposal of Past Tailings at the Bulyanhulu Gold ...

Surface Disposal of Past Tailings at the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine, Tanzania James A. Theriault 1, John Frostiak2, Don Welch , 1 Golder Associates Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 2 Barrick Gold Corporation, Toronto, Canada Abstract Barrick Gold Corporation’s Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Northern Tanzania was commissioned in the second quarter of 2001.

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Nevada Gold Cyanide Mill Tailings Regulation: A Comparison ...

compared to cyanide heap leach methods. A gold mill can be divided into 4 major areas: ore mining and size reduction, leaching, gold recovery, and tailings disposal. Once the ore is removed from the ground it is crushed in 1 to 3 stages to prepare the ore for grinding. The number and types of crushing stages is dependent on the

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Integrated Waste Management and Disposal Plan

Operations (POO) for the Kensington Gold Project. This Integrated Waste Management and Disposal Plan (Plan) describes the required procedures for deposition of mill tailings and managing solid wastes and hazardous materials generated at the Kensington Goldproposed roject facilities. P The temporary

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TAILINGS MANAGEMENT

The purpose of this booklet is to enhance understanding of tailings management and to demonstrate how the mining industry is managing rhe risks associated with tailings disposal. It is aimed at people who work within the mining community, at officials who rcgulate the industry and at other stakeholders, such as those who live in the vicinity

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(PDF) GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GOLD MINE TAILINGS ...

The disposal of the enormous amount of tailings regularly produced from mining operations is the most common environmental issue associated with mining activities. ... Gold mine tailings from ...

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Environmental Strategies in the Mining Industry: One ...

Mining and beneficiation techniques are important: underground mining, a noted above, creates much smaller volumes of waste per unit of metal than does surface mining, and the higher the recovery rate during beneficiation, the smaller the amount of tailings created.

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BLYVOOR GOLD TAILINGS PROJECT

Gold Operations and its holding company, Target Mine Consulting (Pty) Ltd. The JV Partners plan to exploit potentially viable deposits of gold and any other minerals from six gold tailings dams owned by Blyvoor in South Africa, which contain a JORC Code compliant resource of, in aggregate, 1.3Moz of Au at an average grade of 0.30g/t Au.

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Circular economics, reprocessing waste and mining - MINING

Aug 06, 2020  The Nevada-based company is looking at ways of recovering mercury from tailings dumps. Mercury is one of the banes of mining, including artisanal gold mining. In

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A look at ways of controlling tailings to avoid future ...

Dec 01, 2015  Traditional tailings disposal includes slurrying of the tailings materials for transport by pipeline to the TSF. This transport method results in large volumes of water reporting to the TSF where this slurry water, combined with runoff from normal precipitation and extreme storm events, results in ponds of water on the surface of the TSF.

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Gold mine tailings, the treasure place of recovery gold ...

Dec 31, 2014  According to incomplete statistics, emissions of state and local gold mine tailings are more than 20,000,000 tons each year, while the gold content is up to 1g/t, so the total content of gold is very considerable.In 1976, several large tailings of South Africa began to tailings disposal, and has been profitable until now; In a Canadian gold ...

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Tailings Management at NRCan

Tailings Management is a fundamental component in the design and operation of mining projects in Canada. Potential environmental and socio-economic considerations need to be balanced to ensure disposal and storage of tailings occurs in a sustainable and responsible manner. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has a mandate to promote the ...

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Tailing Disposal - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

David John Williams, in Ground Improvement Case Histories, 2015. 2.4 Beaching behavior of mine tailings. The predominant method of tailings disposal is by pumping and sub-aerial deposition of an aqueous slurry (typically at 30–45% initial solids concentration by mass and an initial gravimetric moisture content, w, of 233–122%) to a surface TSF.The tailings may be discharged from a single ...

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EXPLAINER-How do miners dispose of their waste in the sea?

Oct 11, 2019  Sea disposal of mining waste could spread as Indonesia weighs adopting the technique for new nickel projects, as Papua New Guinea is doing for a gold mine ... tailings disposal

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