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Waste not, want not

Depending on the components present, the paste can be designed to 'bond' with different waste streams, such as mine tailings. This process can transform tailings into a new supply of raw materials for infrastructure construction, including roads and highways (Ahmari, Chen and Zhang, 2012) and even commercial buildings (Ahmari and Zhang, 2012).

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines

The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines. More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as tailings, throughout Johannesburg's landscape. The discovery of gold in 1886 led to it's founding and transformed a small, isolated farming community into South Africa's largest city.

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Tailingsfo Tailings Storage Guidelines and Standards

The goal of this document is to establish regulatory and industrial input to develop more consistent guidelines for tailings storage within Australia. South Africa. Mining in South Africa is regulated by the Water Act 1998, the Minerals Act 1991 and the Mine Health and Safety Act 1996.

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mine tailings management in south africa

Re-Processing Gold Tailings in South Africa - sgs. historic gold tailings dams in the Witwatersrand area of South Africa is being investigated. The objective is to recover uranium and residual gold from the tailings, as well as to oxidize the sulphides to eliminate long term environmental liabilities associated with acid mine drainage.

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Gold Tailings: Hazards and Opportunities

Gold Tailings: Hazards and Opportunities. One of the largest hazards often found in abandoned gold mining tailings is acid mine drainage. Due to inefficiencies in the extraction process, large volumes of sulphides often end up going into the tailings. Over time, the sulphides start to oxidize as they're exposed to wind, snow and temperature changes,

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An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold Mine

Jan 18, 2016In South Africa, the gold mining industry has existed for over a century. As a result, mine tailings are littered everywhere, particularly in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area (WCA), posing a threat to local communities.

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Mining Weekly

Gold tailings retreatment an attractive proposition in current environment. The consolidated Ergo operation can process about 2.1-million tonnes of gold-bearing material a month and contributed more than R2.4-billion to the South African economy in 2016, DRDGold stated in

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Tailings Retreatment: The Next Revenue Source for the

Sibanye-Stillwater has drawn global attention for their West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in South Africa. Through a combination of tailings storage facilities, the company estimates there to be 6.2 Moz of gold and 97.2 Mlb of uranium. VP of the project, Grant Stuart, commented to Mining Weekly:

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Pumps remine tailings on SA's West Rand

Gold mining company DRDGold has started re-mining tailings from their new operation west from Johannesburg in South Africa. The company started the pumps late last year, just four months after the initiation of construction activities of Phase 1.

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Project Development

The Project Manager – Operations is a position that exists within the Tailings: Africa and International Division. It is expected from the incumbent in this position to take up challenges related to the sourcing, development, management and maintenance of the Tailings: Africa and International project pipeline and lead the project management process on awarded contracts from order to handover after commissioning.

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Phoenix Platinum Project

The tailings and current arisings at the Phoenix Platinum Project undergo a three stage cleaning process and then pass through a concentrate thickener. Image courtesy of Pan African Resources. Phoenix Platinum Project includes the production of platinum group metals (PGMs) from mines located in the Northwest province of South Africa.

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tailings dams Companies and Suppliers in South Africa

List of tailings dams companies, manufacturers and suppliers in South Africa tailings dams Companies in South Africa. We dredge your problems away.Dredging of the following:Mine tailing ponds,Coal dams,Retention dams.Sewage ponds,Waste water treatment works,Cleaning of reservoirs,Golf Estate ponds,Dredging of farm dams,All other types

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Tailings dams technology

To look back briefly on the evolution of tailings dam engineering in South Africa, dams were initially very small when mining first started in the 1870s, reflecting the limited scale of the mining itself. Essentially, the tailings disposal practice was uncontrolled, with tailings just pumped into rivers, streams, and lakes.

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METHODS TO ASSESS THE IMPACTS OF TAILINGS DAMS ON

regard, the assessment of tailings dams on the groundwater reservoirs will be discussed. In this paper special reference will be made to the procedure of South African groundwater management, mining conditions and assessment strategies. 2. Groundwater in South Africa Up until 1977 groundwater manage-ment fell in South Africa under the

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Tailingsfo Hydraulic Mining of Tailings

Hydraulic mining of tailings. During the mining operation the screened material was pumped to a header tank almost 5 km away at a height elevation of 200 m. From the header tank the tailings were gravitational fed to a new tailings impoundment 50 km away. See

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Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine

Gold mine tailings in the study area constitute a major source of NORMs pollution to the environment. Other sources are rock dumps, processing plants, return-water dams, storm water drainage systems, settling ponds, and evaporation dams.

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Metalkol RTR

Metalkol RTR is set to become one of the world's leading cobalt producers and one of the largest suppliers of cobalt to China. The aim is to produce enough cobalt to power more than three million EVs per year. Cobalt Copper Boss Mining Chambishi Metals Comide Frontier Mine Metalkol RTR Development / Exploration Assets Energy

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A grinding/flotation pilot plant was operated at the SGS facilities in South Africa, to produce several hundred kilograms each of pyrite concentrate and scavenger tailings, which were then shipped to Canada for piloting of the downstream process at the SGS facilities in Lakefield, Ontario. The downstream POX, atmospheric leaching,

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From Tailings to Treasure? A New Mother Lode

One example reported in Rapaport Magazine describes the efforts of De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) to extract overlooked diamonds from 360 million tons of old tailings surrounding the Kimberley mines in South Africa. According to the company, thanks to advances in separating, sorting, and crushing equipment, very small diamonds can be recovered from the residue of the original diamond

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Gold mine tailings, the treasure place of recovery gold

In 1976, several large tailings of South Africa began to tailings disposal, and has been profitable until now; In a Canadian gold tailings disposal project, a period of processing 50,000,000 tons of tailings, the average grade of tailings is 0.52 grams / tons, and finally, the average recovery rate was as high as 60%.

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An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold Mine

Jan 18, 2016In South Africa, the gold mining industry has existed for over a century. As a result, mine tailings are littered everywhere, particularly in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area (WCA), posing a threat to local communities. The communities living around these areas are threatened by radioactive pollution mainly caused by uranium .

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Merriespruit tailings dam disaster

The Merriespruit tailings dam disaster occurred on the night of 22 February 1994 when a tailings dam failed and flooded the suburb of Merriespruit, ia, Free State, South Africa. Seventeen people were killed as a result. Late in the afternoon on the day of the failure, a thunderstorm occurred and about 50 mm of rain fell within 30 minutes. When the dam failed, 600 000 m of liquid flowed 4 km. The nearest

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filtered mine tailings Archives

The solution, which combines filtered mine tailings with waste to form a GeoWaste, lowers water usage, rehabilitation costs and tailings footprints, according to the company. Back in 2017, FL and Goldcorp signed an agreement to develop EcoTails, with the solution being studied for full-scale testing at Peasquito, an operation with an average daily throughput of 130,000 t/d.

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Paper: Evaluation of a 20–40 year old gold mine tailings

However, the monitoring requires repeated measures over longer time periods to Evaluation of a 20–40 year old gold mine tailings rehabilitation project on the Witwatersrand, South Africa A.S. Rossouw et al. 124 Mine Closure 2009, Perth, Australia identify trends.

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What's left in the wake of South Africa's abandoned gold mines

Jan 15, 2016Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa's gold is running out, and the remaining resource only can be found several miles below ground. This produces more waste and leads to higher production costs, more mining debris and increased acid mine drainage.

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Tailings Processing Projects

South Africa has a long and extensive history of large kimberlite diamond mines dating back over 100 years, and that history presents a significant opportunity for newer and more modern processing and recovery methods to be implemented on the remaining vast stockpiles of Kimberlite tailings materials. These historical mines worked and recovered many millions of tons of diamondiferous kimberlite

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Tailings dam at Potgietersrus Platinum Mine, Limpopo, South Africa, Wetlands that will be covered by tailings dam at Potgietersrus Platinum Mine, Limpopo, South Africa, Tailings dam at Potgietersrus Platinum Mine with village housing in the background, Limpopo, South Africa,

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Gold mine tailings, the treasure place of recovery gold

In 1976, several large tailings of South Africa began to tailings disposal, and has been profitable until now; In a Canadian gold tailings disposal project, a period of processing 50,000,000 tons of tailings, the average grade of tailings is 0.52 grams / tons, and finally,

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Environmental Risk Assessment and Risk Management

disposal through dumping on mine tailings creates serious environmental and health problems to communities that live close to the abandoned mines and mine tailings (Miller, 1992). These mine tailings are rich in heavy metals and potential source for acid mine drainage (Brnich and Mallett, 2003). The degree of impact depends on the scale of mining,

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The ins and outs of tailings dams

Tailings dams were also not needed in most cases, as operations were relatively small compared to modern operations today. Due to the development in processing methods and mine equipment, operations are now able to mine deposits well into lower-grade material, resulting in an increase in mining process fines.

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