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tailings

Residual gamma-radiation-rich, sandy waste remaining after extraction of uranium from mined ore.
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exceeded its annual goal of shipping 450,000 tons of mill tailings by relocating 466,600 tons.
An expansion feasibility study is planned for 2018 to assess the potential for high-grade in-situ resources at the Century site to be mined and blended with the tailings to extend mine life and increase production levels.
The Phoenix operation consists of a 30,000tpm Chrome Tailings Retreatment Plant which was commissioned in November 2011 and reached full production in May 2012.
The Aurora tailings pond did not receive environmental approval until June 2007.
Over the last three to four years, Peter Beckett and Graeme Spiers, both associate professors at Laurentian University in Sudbury, have headed up the project, which examines the science behind using waste pulp and paper material, over top of mine tailings fields, to produce crops that could eventually be harvested and manufactured into biomass pellets.
8Mt of sulphide copper tailings material on surface by way of a deed of assignment with MTI, representing two tailings dams
International donors have not provided funding for reclamation of these tailings before, the Minister said.
s Balatoc mine operations, asked town officials and residents of Ampucao, Virac and Poblacion villages to allow engineers to rush work on raising the crest of two tailings storage facilities.
A standard approach is to isolate tailings by covering them with an impermeable material, such as clay and topsoil, but this can be expensive and severely limits the utility of the land after mine closure,' says Assoc Prof Watkins.
Historically, tailings have always been an unwanted byproduct of mining from an environmental standpoint, greatly affecting wildlife and water tables negatively.
This volume contains 46 papers from the fourteenth annual Tailing and Mine Waste Conference, held in Fort Collins, Colorado, in October 2010, to provide a forum for discussion between those in the mining industry and environmental community about tailings and mine waste.