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  • The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines WIRED

    More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as "tailings," all over Johannesburg's landscape. Discovery of gold in the region in 1886 led to the

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  • What are alternative uses for tailings? Weir Group

    Apr 23, 2019 · Re-mining tailings. Finally, there is the option to re-mine legacy tailings. This is possible through using new techniques to recover more valuable minerals, as is currently being achieved in Australia's Northern Territory gold mines. Meanwhile, re-mining old tailings for metals that were previously ignored or discarded, like lithium

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  • Geoenvironmental Study of Gold Mining Tailings in a

    Jan 31, 2021 · Gold enrichment areas were found in the tailings dam, with concentrations up to 0.5 g/t. Alignment exists among tailings management, demand for critical raw materials, and increased interest in the processing of low-grade ores and mining waste,

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  • Tailings Mt Todd Gold Mine

    Gold Price Australia Technical Reports Environmental Impact Statement Industry Capability Statement. Environment- Tailings. Tailings are the product of processing ore to recover the contained metals. After extraction from the mine, the ore is crushed and subsequently ground to a particle size that allows for the liberation of the metals from

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  • Application of Hydrocyclone in Gold Ore Tailings

    When classifying gold mine tailings, hydrocyclones are often selected for operation. The hydrocyclone is used to classify the coarse particles of the tailings. The classification efficiency is high, the processing capacity is large, and the operation flexibility is well, which

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    BLYVOOR GOLD TAILINGS PROJECT

    Gold Operations and its holding company, Target Mine Consulting (Pty) Ltd. The JV Partners plan to exploit potentially viable deposits of gold and any other minerals from six gold tailings dams owned by Blyvoor in South Africa, which contain a JORC Code compliant resource of, in aggregate, 1.3Moz of Au at an average grade of 0.30g/t Au.

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  • Physico-chemical Characteristics of a Gold Mining Tailings

    The physical and chemical qualities of the process effluent and the tailings dam wastewater of AngloGold-Ashanti Limited, a gold mining company in Ghana,

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  • The Best Gold Mining in Arizona A County-by-County

    Oct 30, 2016 · An Overview of Gold Mining in Arizona. Arizona is one of the most popular state in the US for gold prospecting. The gold deposits are also very widespread. With the exception of a few counties, generally there are good amounts of gold throughout the entire state. 1. The climate attract prospectors during the []

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    Geotechnical Properties of Mine Tailings

    the CRR of copper-gold-zinc tailings and gold tailings was insen-sitive to the initial consolidation stress (Wijewickreme et al. 2005; James et al. 2011). Geremew and Yanful (2013) illustrated that tail-ings containing montmorillonite showed higher resistance to cyclic loading than those containing kaolinite. In fact, tailings character-

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  • Lecture 4 Mining waste SGU

    A tailings storage facility at a gold mine. Spigots are seen going out from a pipe which is transporting the tailings. Mine water. Water is used in many of the processes within the mine and the processing plant. Some processes, such as milling, can use large volumes of water and potentially contaminate it with metals and other harmful elements.

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  • Geotechnical Properties of Mine Tailings Journal of

    For instance, the results from laterite tailings indicated that the cyclic resistance ratio (CRR) increased with an increase in the initial effective consolidation stress, whereas the CRR of copper-gold-zinc tailings and gold tailings was insensitive to the initial consolidation stress (Wijewickreme et al. 2005; James et al. 2011).

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  • Rich history of gold mining left problems for Colorado

    Mar 20, 2021 · In the end, that dam rose 12 stories high and held about 14 million tons of tailings from which more than 483,441 pounds of gold had been refined, according to Gazette archives.

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  • Gold tailings retreatment an attractive Mining Weekly

    As gold mining is an expensive exercise, opportunities for low-cost gold production need to be found, which is spurring the retreatment of tailings, says State-owned Mintek's Minerals Processing

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  • Gold tailings dam turns up easy pickings Australian Mining

    Sep 23, 2015 · An old tailings dam in north-western Queensland may see a new life as a producing gold mine. In July Diatreme Resources began drilling at the Tick Hill mine

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  • Rich history of gold mining left problems for Colorado

    Mar 20, 2021 · In the end, that dam rose 12 stories high and held about 14 million tons of tailings from which more than 483,441 pounds of gold had been refined, according to Gazette archives.

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  • Researching Evidence of Past Mining to Locate Gold Deposits

    Understanding the historic mining methods that were used can help us determine the likelihood of how and where the gold will be there today. Dredge Tailings One of the easiest workings to identify are tailing piles left behind a bucket line dredge. These massive dredges were used to mine the gravels of many rivers in gold districts

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  • Kensington Gold Mine plans major expansion for operations

    Oct 17, 2019 · But the mine company faces a challenge it's running out of room for the waste rock and tailings it's generating as it mines ore and mills it into gold concentrate. "We know that there's

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  • Poseidon acquires Lancefield gold tailings Mining Magazine

    A central dam is estimated to contain 6.20 Mt at a gold grade of 0.37 g/t for 74,000 oz gold. The north and south dams largely contain tailings from the gold operations historically conducted at Beasley Creek and Lancefield by Western Mining Corporation.

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  • Process effluents and mine tailings sources, effects and

    Dec 19, 2016 · Increasing population levels, growing economies, rapid urbanization and changes in consumption patterns have increased the demand for raw materials such as base and precious metals, leading to growing concerns regarding their availability and the global efficiency of the mine supply chain. Mine tailings, consisting of process effluents that are generated in a mineral processing plant, are

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  • Basic facts What are mine tailings and what is a tailings

    Mar 11, 2018 · news, local-news, tailings, tailings dams, cadia, newcrest, orange, gold, copper IN the wake of Friday's incident at Newcrest Mining Limited's Cadia mine many people are asking what tailings

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  • Turning tailings into gold Canadian Mining

    Mar 14, 2012 · New Carolin Gold of Vancouver has completed a preliminary economic assessment for tailings reclamation at the former Ladner mine north of Hope, BC. The study recommends that a portable, 400-t/d mill be used to produce a saleable concentrate from the old tailings.

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  • Gold mining Wikipedia

    The exact date that humans first began to mine gold is unknown, but some of the oldest known gold artifacts were found in the Varna Necropolis in Bulgaria.The graves of the necropolis were built between 4700 and 4200 BC, indicating that gold mining could be at least 7000 years old. A group of German and Georgian archaeologists claims the Sakdrisi site in southern Georgia, dating to the 3rd or

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  • Gold Tailings Retreatment & UN SDGs Mining News

    Nov 19, 2020 · Re-mining and consolidating gold tailings helps reduce their environmental footprint. Tailings retreatment is the Group's biggest recycling contribution. Through reprocessing waste rock and tailings to remove gold left behind after the initial mining process, they reduce environmental impact while maintaining tailings dams.

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  • Subject "mine tailings" PubAg Search Results

    Mining of gold in the Welkom and Virginia areas of the Free State Province in South Africa has produced numerous gold mine tailings, which contain a variety of contaminants. The extent of contamination of groundwater in the area was studied by measuring several water quality indicators at eight sampling sites, and within three zones.

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    Geotechnical Properties of Mine Tailings

    the CRR of copper-gold-zinc tailings and gold tailings was insen-sitive to the initial consolidation stress (Wijewickreme et al. 2005; James et al. 2011). Geremew and Yanful (2013) illustrated that tail-ings containing montmorillonite showed higher resistance to cyclic loading than those containing kaolinite. In fact, tailings character-

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  • Tailingsfo What Are Tailings? Their nature and production

    The disposal of tailings is commonly identified as the single most important source of environmental impact for many mining operations (Vick 1990). This is not surprising when considering that the volume of tailings requiring storage can often exceed the in-situ

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  • Environmental Risks From Mine Tailings

    Aug 10, 2018 · Tailings are a type of rock waste from the mining industry. When a mineral product is mined, the valuable portion is usually embedded in a rock matrix called ore.

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  • Mine tailings reclamation project improves water quality

    Figure 1. McLaren Gold Mine Mill near Cooke City, Montana, in 1946. The tailings impoundment extends outward from the mill and is likely encroaching on Soda Butte Creek. Photo courtesy of Cooke City Montana Museum

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  • DRDGold South Africa's largest tailings project kicks

    Nov 22, 2018 · This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 10 2018 "On 1 August 2018 we concluded our acquisition of the gold assets associated with Sibanye-Stillwater's West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP), now known as Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR)," comments Pretorius.

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  • Dry Stack Tailings Dewatering Solutions for Mining

    Dry Stack Tailings are becoming an increasingly viable and attractive alternative to tailing impoundments in the mining industry. A Filter Press delivers some of the best results from competing dewatering technologies. By dewatering tailings to a relatively "dry cake," this stable and stackable form of storage is ideal for mining companies.

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  • DRDGold South Africa's largest tailings project kicks

    Nov 22, 2018 · This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 10 2018 "On 1 August 2018 we concluded our acquisition of the gold assets associated with Sibanye-Stillwater's West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP), now known as Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR)," comments Pretorius.

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  • Old Mine Tailings New Mother Lode For Rare ABC News

    Jul 24, 2013 · Some mine tailings in the U.S. have already been re-worked--for gold Starting in the 1980s, technological advances, coupled with the rising price of gold, made it both possible and profitable for

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