High Density Tailings Slurry Engineering

Tailings Storage Engineering
September 22, 2016
High Density Tailings Solid/Liquid Separation
September 22, 2016
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WWL has been involved in several optimization projects during operation time, giving a new concept of deposition and operation, increasing the life of mine significantly, reducing capital and operational cost, improving water recovery and reducing operational risk.

The list below shows the most recent projects that WWL has been involved in.

Upgrade/Remediation of Existing Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF)

CommodityTSFTonnes (T/mth)Area (ha)Client
PlatinumWaterval550000100Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd
GoldKinross200000100Kinross Mines Ltd
GoldWestern Areas (North), East dam8000040Western Areas Gold Mine Ltd
GoldREGM Millsite180000100Randfontein Estates Gold Mine Ltd
GoldERPM150000120East Rand Propietry Mines Ltd
GoldDurban Deep180000200Durban Deep Mines Ltd
GoldFairview3000030Barberton Mines Ltd
GoldRio Paracatu250000050Moro Do Ouro Mine Ltd
GoldKCGM600000150Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd
GoldOsborne15000048Placer Pacific (Osborne) Pty Ltd
AshAECI Dams 1-52200050AECI Limited
FluoriteBuffalo8000040Transvaal Mining And Investment Co Ltd
AndalusiteKrugerspost2000020Cullinan Minerals Pty Ltd
CopperPalabora840000200Palabora Mining Company Ltd
CopperEsperanza-Centinela30000001500Antofagasta Minerals
UraniumRossing Uranium Limited240000060Rio Tinto
MagnetitePalabora750000150Palabora Mining Company Ltd
DiamondMafikeng Diamond3000025RTZ Management Services Ltd
DiamondArgyle1000000400Argyle Diamond Mine, Western Australia
GypsumChloorkop2000025Kynoch Fertilisers Ltd (formerly Triornf)
Iron OreRobe Mesa J TSF1/2300000120Pilbara Iron/Robe River Iron Associates

Existing TSF Improvement

In addition to TSF design, the WWL team has developed several beaching predictions. The list below shows the most recent projects that WWL has been involved in.

Beaching Prediction

MineTonnes (T/mth)CountryClient
Osborne Mining Operations120000AustraliaChinova Resources
Rossing Uranium Limited1200000NamibiaRio Tinto
Caserones3500000ChileLumina Copper Chile
Collahuasi4350000ChileAnglo American & Glencore
Mantos Blancos350000ChileAnglo America Chile
Radomiro Tomic4000000ChileCodelco
El Abra3750000ChileFreeport McMoran
Esperanza3000000ChileAntofagasta Minerals
El Tofo3600000ChileCompañia de Acero del Pacifico
Minera Florida72000ChileYamana Gold
Antamina4500000PeruBHP Billiton & Glencore
Two Oil Sands OperationsConfidentialCanadaConfidential

Beaching Prediction