Papers

Tailings Conference 2017

  1. McPhail, G. Bello F. and Engels J. (2017), Beach Profile Modeling at Centinela Mine, Chile, 4th International Seminar on Tailings Management, 12-14 July 2017, Santiago, Chile

Landform Design

  1. McPhail, G. and van Koersveld, A. (2006), Optimising the erosional performance of store and release covers through appropriate landform design, Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Mine Closure, 13-15 September 2006, Perth, Australia, pp 549-558
  2. McPhail, G. and Rye, C (2008), Comparison of the erosional performance of alternative slope geometries, Proceedings of the First International Seminar on the management of rock dumps, stockpiles and heap leach pads, 5-6 March 2008, Perth, Australia pp 277-288
  3. McPhail, G. (2006) Erosion Control, How practical is it – really? Mine Closure Seminar 2006, Perth, Australia
  4. McPhail, G. and Wilkinson, D. (2005) Planning – Landform design concepts, Creating effective rock dumps and stockpile, 26-27 May 2005, Perth, Australia.

High Density Tailings

  1. McPhail, G. (1995) Prediction of the beaching characteristics of hydraulically placed tailings, PhDDissertation submitted to the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  2. McPhail, G., Noble, A., Papageorgiou, G. and Wilkinson, D. (2004) Development and Implementation of Thickened Tailings Discharge at Osborne Mine, Queensland, Australia, Proceedings 7th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings (Paste 2004), 31 March . 2 April 2004, Cape Town, South Africa.
  3. McPhail, G. and Brent, C. (2007) Osborne High Density Discharge: An Update from 2004, Proceedings 10th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings (Paste 2010), R.J. Jewell and A.B Fourie (eds), 13-15 March 2007, Perth, Australia, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 339-350
  4. McPhail, G. (2008) Prediction of the Beach Profile of High Density Thickened Tailings from Rheological and Small Scale Trial Deposition Data, Proceedings 11th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings (Paste08), A.B. Fourie, R.J. Jewell, P. Slatter and A. Paterson (eds), 5.9 May 2008, Kasane, Botswana, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 179.188.
  5. Simms, P., Williams, M.P.A., Fitton, T. and McPhail, G. (2011) Beaching angles and evolution of stack geometry for thickened tailings. A review, in Proceedings 14th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings (Paste2011), R.J. Jewell and A.B. Fourie (eds), 5.7 April 2011, Perth, Australia, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 323.338.
  6. McPhail, G., Becerra, M. and Barerra, S. (2012) Important Considerations in the Testing of High Density Tailings for Beach Profile Prediction, Proceedings 15th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings (Paste 2012) R.J. Jewell and A.B. Fouried (eds), 16-19 April 2012, Sun City, South Africa, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 93-102
  7. Engels, J., McPhail, G., Jammett, R., and Pavissich, C. (2012) Evaluation of the Behaviour of High Density Tailings Deposition . COCELCO Pilot Plant, Proceedings 15th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings (Paste 2012) R.J. Jewell and A.B. Fouried (eds), 16-19 April 2012, Sun City, South Africa, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 197-212
  8. McPhail, G. (2013) Discussion on the influence of mineralogy on the rheology of tailings slurries, Proceedings First International Seminar on Tailings Management, 28 . 30 August 2013, Santiago, Chile.
  9. Charlebois, L.E., McPhail, G.I., Revington, A., and van Zyl, D. (2013) Observations of tailings flow and application of the McPhail beach profile model to oil sands and metal mine tailings, Proceedings Tailings and Mine Waste 2013, 3 – 5 November, 2013, Banff, Calgary, Canada
  10. Gaete, S., Bello, F. Engels, J. and McPhail, G. (2014) Thickening and deposition trials: laboratory through to industrial scale – Minera Esperanza, Proceedings 17th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, 8-12 June 2014, Vancouver, Canada, 381-391
  11. McPhail, G. (2014) Using small scale flumes to determine rheology at low shear rates, Proceedings Second International Seminar on Tailings Management, 20 – 22 August 2014, Antofagasta, Chile.
  12. McPhail, G. (2012) Environmental Aspects of Uranium Projects, May26-June 2012, Burswood Convention Centre, Per, Australia.
  13. McPhail, G and George, T. (2008) Sustainable Tailings Management, environmental Management in Mining Conference, 8-10 December 2008, Perth, Australia.
  14. McPhail, G. (2015) The high density thickened discharge tailings storage facility at Osborne Mine – a case history from inception to closure, Proceedings of the 18th international seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, 5-7 May 2015, Cairns, Australia.
  15. McPhail, G. (2015) Simulation of the meandering flow path of a beaching slurry using a random walk technique, Proceedings of the 18th international seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, 5-7 May 2015, Cairns, Australia pp 469-478.
  16. McPhail, G., Engels, J. and Ugaz, R. (2016) Application of fluidised bed column testing to the assessment of beaching and segregation characteristics of mine tailings, SLR Consulting, Australia Proceedings of the 19th international seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, 5-8 July 2016, Santiago, Chile.
  17. McPhail, G. (2015) Probabilistic dam break assessment and flow slide analysis for tailings storage facilities, Proceedings of the 3rd International seminar on tailings management, 19-21 August 2015, Santiago, Chile.
  18. McPhail, G. (2006) Implications of different tailings disposal options on future rehabilitation, Mine Tailings, 26-27 February 2006, Brisbane, Australia.
  19. McPhail, G (2003) Waste rock dump decommissioning at mines in northern Western Australia, Goldfeilds Environmental Conference 2003, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

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