Designing mine tailings through collaborative research

Edraki, Mansour, Huynh, Trang, Baumgartl, Thomas, Huang, Longbin, Andrusiewicz, Michal, Tungpalan, Kate, Tayebi-Khorami, Maedeh, Wightman, Elaine, Palaniandy, Sam, Manlapig, Emmanuel, Evans, Cathy, Farrokhpay, Saeed, Bradshaw, Dee and Vink, Sue (2013). Designing mine tailings through collaborative research. In: Stuart Winchester, Fernando Valenzuela and David Mulligan, enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining. Proceedings. enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining, Santiago, Chile, (231-239). 4-6 December, 2013.

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Author Edraki, Mansour
Huynh, Trang
Baumgartl, Thomas
Huang, Longbin
Andrusiewicz, Michal
Tungpalan, Kate
Tayebi-Khorami, Maedeh
Wightman, Elaine
Palaniandy, Sam
Manlapig, Emmanuel
Evans, Cathy
Farrokhpay, Saeed
Bradshaw, Dee
Vink, Sue
Title of paper Designing mine tailings through collaborative research
Conference name enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining
Conference location Santiago, Chile
Conference dates 4-6 December, 2013
Proceedings title enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining. Proceedings
Place of Publication Santiago, Chile
Publisher Gecamin
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9789569393044
Editor Stuart Winchester
Fernando Valenzuela
David Mulligan
Start page 231
End page 239
Total pages 9
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The physicochemical properties of mine tai lings contribute to weathering and soil formation processes which in turn are fundamental determinants of biological activity, vegetation establishment and ecosystem functioning. Despite this, the complex role of ore and gangue mineralogy, fine grinding, and flotation chemistry in shaping the physical and geochemical properties of tailings and their storage, are not well understood.

This project seeks to improve the management of tailings, through proactively engineering those physicogeochemical properties, as well as the chemistry and quantity of tailings water, during the course of ore body characterization and mineral processing. This will be achieved through the development of novel tailings management models, bench marking the success of proactive initiatives and identifying pathways for realistic re-use opportunities for valuable by-products in tailings streams.

The study involves feeding data gathered on the biogeochemical processes in tailings storage facilities and immediate receiving environments, back into the design and activities of mineral processing plants and upstream ore characterization, to produce integrated value chain models. The project aims to eliminate environmental and social legacies of future mine tailings by proactively engineering the physical, mineralogical and geochemical properties of tailings across the entire mining process, including initial ore characterization, mineral processing anct rehabilitation.
Keyword Tailings
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during Session 10 "Remediation and rehabilitation".

 
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