Mine Waste Engineering

As critical mine infrastructure, Mine Tailings and Rock Storage Facilities are among the largest man-made structures on Earth, counted among the few that can be seen from space.

Overview

Without careful consideration in design, construction, operation and closure, these facilities can pose a significant risk to life and the environment due to their large size, and being built almost entirely of mine overburden and processing by-products.

SLR’s experts understand that mine waste and related engineering services are truly a multi-disciplinary effort. Using integrated approaches, SLR focuses all of our engineering and scientific expertise in combining knowledge and methods to ensure mine infrastructure has a positive impact on the environment and surrounding communities.

Mine Waste Engineering Services

  • Our services include
    • Site selection & baseline characterisation
    • Geometric design, embankment engineering, liners, geotechnical stability
    • Tailings pumping, distribution and deposition
    • Water balance modelling and integrated water management
    • Environmental permitting, compliance and monitoring services
    • Risk assessment, audits, engineer of record
    • Construction QA/QC, operational support, closure

Mine Waste Engineering Projects

  • Project

    Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Public Ministry of Minas Gerais (MPMG)

    Mining & Minerals

    Technical Audits of Dam Safety in Brazil


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    Ghana, Africa

    Tarkwa Gold Mine

    Mining & Minerals

    Tarkwa Gold Mine Tailing Storage Facilities support services, PLAXIS modelling and dam safety review


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    North-West Queensland, Australia

    Chinova Resources Pty Ltd

    Mining & Minerals

    Osborne Mine and Cloncurry Project


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  • Project

    Canada

    Confidential

    Mining & Minerals

    Solbec & Yvan Vezina site operations & maintenance


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    Serbia

    DRA Gold

    Mining & Minerals

    Timok Gold pre-feasibility study


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    Salmon, Idaho, USA

    Meridian Beartrack Company, Inc.

    Mining & Minerals

    Beartrack Mine heap leach closure


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    Central Queensland, Australia

    (Aeris) Lion Mining Pty Ltd

    Mining & Minerals

    Cracow Gold Mine design, operation and closure


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    Ontario, Canada

    Confidential

    Mining & Minerals

    Dam breach inundation study


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    Ireland

    EPA (Ireland)

    The potential for economic reprocessing of mine waste in Ireland


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    South Strafford, VT, USA

    Nobis on behalf of U.S. EPA

    Mining & Minerals

    Failure mode and effect analysis for Elizabeth Mine


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    Western Central Namibia, Africa

    Husab Uranium Mine

    Mining & Minerals

    Husab Uranium Project


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  • Project

    UK

    Wolf Minerals (now known as Tungsten West Limited)

    Mining & Minerals

    Hemerdon mine waste facility


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    Vershire, Vermont, USA

    Nobis on behalf of U.S. EPA

    Mining & Minerals

    Failure modes and effects analysis for Ely Mine


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    Western Australia, Australia

    Argyle Diamond Mine (Rio Tinto)

    Mining & Minerals

    Argyle diamond mine closure planning


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    Anchorage, Alaska, USA

    Nova Minerals

    Mining & Minerals

    Geochemical characterisation & mine waste management assessment


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    Northern Territory, Australia

    Confidential

    Mining & Minerals

    Former Rum Jungle Uranium mine rehabilitation – stage 2A detailed engineering design


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  • Project

    Western Australia, Australia

    Bauxite Residue Disposal Area

    Mining & Minerals

    Worsley Alumina tailings storage facility pre-feasibility


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    Central Queensland, Australia

    Goonyella Riverside Coal Mine

    Mining & Minerals

    Goonyella Riverside Coal Mine construction record report and design record report


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  • Project

    New South Wales, Australia

    Newcrest Tailings Stewardship Program

    Mining & Minerals

    Newcrest Tailings Stewardship initial detailed safety inspection phase


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  • Project

    Townsville, Queensland, Australia

    Glencore Coal Assets Australia

    Mining & Minerals

    Copper Refinery Dam safety review and dam engineering actions


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Mine Waste Engineering

Using integrated approaches, SLR focuses our engineering and scientific expertise from geotechnical and civil engineering, to hydrology, hydrogeology, ecology and permitting to align the design intent and objectives with environmental and social expectations in the communities and maintain flexibility for the operators.

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