Land & Marine Geological Services Pty Ltd

(L&MGSPL)

Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) Specialist

About L&MGSPL

Chris Lane

Chris is Director and Principal Consultant (Engineering and Environmental Geologist) of L&MGSPL with broad experience in civil construction fields, including site investigation of land based and marine based developments, and particular expertise in large resource projects.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in resource projects including site investigation and construction of infrastructure (plant sites, heap leach facilities, roads, railways and airstrips and tailing storage facilities (TSFs)).

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Tailings Storage Facility Experience

Involvement with TSFs covers aspects of design, construction, auditing and tailings/residue management reviews for a large number of projects with a range of commodities including: alumina, bauxite, phosphate and rare earth residues, base metals (copper, lead and zinc), coal, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel (sulphide and laterite), uranium and vanadium.

Chris has overseas experience in the United Kingdom; Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates); Armenia; Pakistan; Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Vietnam); Africa (Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Mali, Senegal South Africa and Tanzania) and South America (Brazil, Chile, Guyana and Uruguay). Climatic experience covers regimes such as Tropical (high rainfall); Humid Savannah (high seasonal rainfall); Temperate; Semi-arid; Arid; and Hyper Arid.


High level geotechnical work

L&MGSPL specialises in the execution of high level geotechnical work associated with tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and other mine infrastructure from initial site reconnaissance and assessment during exploration through study phases for development of mine projects.

Experience

  • Clear Filters
  • Syama Tailings Storage Facilities

    Mali, West Africa

    Project Manager for the Tailings Storage Strategy Study for 4 tailings streams from the Syama Project Mali. Evaluation of options for combined process streams, water recovery tailings handling (thickened and filtered) for the life of mine tailings storage.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Mali
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Ammaroo Phosphate Residue Facilities

    Australia, Northern Territory

    Project reviewer for the Residue Storage Facility the above ground and inpit residue streams for the Prefeasibility Study. Evaluation of options for the start-up and life of mine residue storage.

    • Commodity
      Phosphate
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Wafi Golpu Tailings Storage Facility

    Papua New Guinea

    Project Manager for the Pre-Feasibility Optimisation Study for the tailings storage facility. Review and evaluation of data and development of conceptual design. Direction of design of the containment embankment evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    Project Manager for the Tailings Storage Strategy Study for evaluation of options and selection of the “go forward option for the Feasibility Study for thickened tailings for the first, 27 year, mine tailings storage.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Papua New Guinea
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Pharsalus Tailings Storage Facility and Plant Site

    Guyana

    Project Manager for the mine infrastructure plant site and tailings storage facility for the Pharsalus Project Guyana. Site visit and evaluation of borrow area for tailings storage, data review, and development of conceptual design. Direction of design of the containment embankment using insitu materials supplemented with mine waste, evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Guyana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • TSF Strategy Study Sabodala Mine

    Senegal, West Africa

    Review of the life of mine (LOM) tailings storage facility strategy and preparation of report for input to the Canadian NI 43-101 Stock Exchange Report.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Senegal
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savanna
  • Exxaro Super Fines Project Tailings Storage Facility

    Grootegeluk Muzi, South Africa

    Participation in the study and development of concept options for the design for the tailings storage facility using thickened tailings for the proposed HDPE lined Tailings Storage Facility. Review of design criteria and design documents for the final option.

    • Commodity
      Coal
    • Country
      South Africa
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savanna
  • Castle Hill Project for Phoenix Gold Limited

    Australia, Western Australia

    Project Manager for evaluation and design of a heap leach facility and IWL TSF (tailings storage facility within a waste dump) and geotechnical investigation of the plant site. Preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • TSF Strategy Study Edikan Mine

    Ghana, West Africa

    Review of the life of mine (LOM) tailings storage facility strategy and preparation of report for input to the Canadian NI 43-101 Stock Exchange Report.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • DeGrussa Oxide Project Sandfire Resources NL

    Australia, Western Australia

    Project Manager for evaluation and design of a heap leach facility and TSF (thickened tailings). Preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Dominga Tailings Storage Facility

    Chile

    Review of the prefeasibility study design for the tailings storage facility using thickened tailings for the Dominga Project (magnetite / copper) as part of the ‘gap analyses prior to the Definitive Feasibility Study.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Chile
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Syama Tailings Storage Facilities

    Mali, West Africa

    Project Manager for the OTSF and FTSF (oxide and flotation tailings) for Syama Project Mali. Site visit and evaluation of borrow area for tailings storage, data review, development of conceptual design and adjustments to the adjacent aerodrome design to accommodate the OTSF. Direction of design of the containment embankment using insitu materials supplemented with mine waste, evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Mali
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Sabodala Tailings Storage Facility

    Senegal, West Africa

    Project Manager for the optimisation of TSF1 for the Sabodala Project Senegal. Site visit for annual geotechnical review works, and evaluation of borrow area for tailings storage optimisation, data review, development of conceptual design and aerodrome design to accommodate TSF1. Direction of design of the containment embankment using insitu materials supplemented with mine waste, evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Senegal
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savanna
  • Kintyre Uranium Project

    Australia, Western Australia

    Project Manager for the value engineering study of the residue storage requirements for the Kintyre Uranium Project. Data review, development of conceptual design based on the implementation of an integrated waste landform (IWL) as an alternative to the existing concept design for the residue storage facilities which resulted in significant cost savings for the project by optimising the containment embankments.

    • Commodity
      Uranium
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Lynas Residue Storage Facilities

    Malaysia

    Project Manager for the evaluation of the residue storage requirements for the Lynas Residue Optimisation Project. Site visit and evaluation of site area for residue storage, data review, development of conceptual design based on the use of geotubes and adjustments to the existing residue storage facilities. Direction of conceptual design of the containment embankments, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Rare Earth
    • Country
      Malaysia
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Solomon TSF1 for Fortescue Metals Group

    Australia, Western Australia

    Project Manager for the TSF for the Valley of the Kings and Firetail tailings. Evaluation of data and design of the containment embankment using insitu colluvial materials supplemented with a geotextile filter zone. Preparation of concepts, evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Ma’aden Aluminium Project for Ma’aden Projects

    Saudi Arabia

    Project Manager for the Stage 1 Residue Storage Facility (RSF) at the refinery site. Evaluation and design of the HDPE lined facilities (Cells 1 and 2) for the refinery waste. Preparation of concepts, evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Alumina
    • Country
      Saudi Arabia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Various Magnetite and Iron Ore Projects

    Australia, South Australia & Western Australia

    Provision of input for tailings and water balance studies for various magnetite projects (Eyre Iron – South Australia, Crosslands and Extension Hill – Western Australia); and iron ore (Roy Hill, Flinders, and FMG Nyidinghu – Western Australia). Work has involved evaluation of existing concepts (start up through to closure); development of new concepts; evaluation of tailings testwork; technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Valentines Magnetite Project for Zamin Resources Limited

    Uruguay

    Project Manager for evaluation of valley type TSF integrated with water storage facility constructed with segregated process plant waste. Preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Uruguay
    • Climate Regime
      Temperate
  • Esaase Project for Keegan Resources Inc

    Ghana, West Africa

    Project Manager for evaluation of valley type TSF including preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Tengrela / Sissingue Project for Perseus Mining Limited

    Ivory Coast, West Africa

    Project Manager for evaluation of integrated waste landform TSF including preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    Project Manager for the 2015 revised design of integrated waste landform TSF including preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ivory Coast
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Kipoi Project for Tiger Resources Limited

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Project Manager for evaluation of heap leach and valley type, HDPE lined TSF for flotation tailings, access road and plant site. Preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Congo
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Marillana Project for Brockman Resources Limited

    Australia

    Project Manager for evaluation of inpit tailings integrated with mine waste options (start up through to closure). Preparation of evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • South Balmoral Project for Australasian Resources Ltd / International Minerals Pty Ltd

    Australia

    Project Manager for evaluation of filtered tailings integrated with mine waste options (start up through to closure). Preparation of evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Jabal Sayid Project for Bariq Mining

    Saudi Arabia

    Project Manager for the Stage 1 Residue Storage Facility (RSF) at the refinery site. Evaluation and design of the HDPE lined facilities (Cells 1 and 2) for the refinery waste. Preparation of concepts, evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Lead and Zinc
    • Country
      Saudi Arabia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Balla Balla Vanadium Project for Aurox Limited

    Australia, Western Australia

    Project Manager for evaluation of filtered tailings integrated with mine waste options including preparation of conceptual designs (start up through to closure) evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Vanadium
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Ayanfuri Project for Perseus Mining Limited

    Ghana, West Africa

    Project Manager for evaluation of valley type TSF for flotation tailings and a double HDPE lined TSF for concentrate tailings including preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Kanmantoo Project for Hillgrove Copper Limited

    Australia, South Australia

    Project Manager for IWL design (double HDPE lined) design and documentation including co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of concepts (start up through to closure); evaluation reports; technical review; presentations for regulatory authorities and public meeting; and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Temperate
  • Prominent Hill Project for Oxiana Limited

    Australia, South Australia

    Project Manager for IWL design and documentation including co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of concepts (start up through to closure), evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Olympic Dam TSFs - BHP Billiton Olympic Dam

    Australia, South Australia

    Project Reviewer for existing TSFs and reviewer for TSF Scoping Study Expansion Project.

    • Commodity
      Uranium
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Groote Eylandt for GEMCO

    Australia, South Australia

    Project Manager for IWL design and documentation including co-ordination of fieldwork; laboratory test work and preparation of concepts (start up through to closure); evaluation reports; technical review; presentations for regulatory authorities and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Manganese
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Project Magnet for OneSteel – Iron Duke

    Australia, South Australia

    Project Manager including geotechnical investigations (boreholes and testpits) for the proposed plant site and TSF design concepts (start up through to closure) and documentation including co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of factual and evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Tethyan Copper Project – Reko Diq Pakistan

    Pakistan

    Project Manager for IWL design (double HDPE lined) design and documentation including co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of concepts (start up through to closure); evaluation reports; technical review; presentations for regulatory authorities and public meeting; and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Pakistan
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Austeel Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Cape Preston WA and Newcastle

    Responsibilities included Geotechnical investigations (boreholes and testpits) for the proposed plant site and TSF at the mine site south of Cape Preston; Geological reconnaissance work for the quarry site and access to the proposed port facility; Contract administration including co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of factual and evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison. Project Director responsible for the investigation works undertaken for the Steel Mill at Tomago near Newcastle NSW.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • West Angelas Project

    Australia, Newman WA

    Geotechnical investigations (geological mapping boreholes, costeans and testpits) for the proposed 370km railway line and infrastructure at West Angelas and Cape Lambert.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Windimurra Vanadium Project

    Australia, Mt Magnet WA

    Extensive tailings testing programme for tailings from the magnetic separation and calcine tailings circuits; Design of TSF; Liaison and site visits during construction to monitor the progress of the works; Co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of factual and evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Vanadium
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Midwest Iron and Steel Project

    Australia, Tallering Peak WA

    Geotechnical investigations (geological mapping boreholes, costeans and testpits) for the proposed plant site at Oakajee and the 140km railway line from Oakajee to Tallering Peak; Design of TSF at Tallering Peak; Co-ordination of fieldwork, laboratory test work and preparation of factual and evaluation reports, technical review and client liaison.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Yandi Stage 2 Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Newman WA

    Project Manager with responsibility for Geotechnical investigations (geological mapping boreholes, costeans and testpits) for the proposed 10km railway line, load out facility and bridge. Organisation of all fieldwork for more than 10 cuttings along the railway alignment, laboratory test work and preparation of factual and evaluation reports. Liaison and site visits during construction to monitor the progress of the works.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Yakabindie Nickel Project

    Australia, Leinster WA

    Project Manager for the Yakabindie Nickel Project with responsibility for: Geotechnical investigations of the plant site tailings storage and flood diversion channels including supervision of all fieldwork, laboratory testing and preparation of reports. Preparation of the Consultative Environmental Review for the project including management of sub-consultants for fauna, flora, groundwater, surface water and ethnographic studies and preparation of the final report. Liaison with Department of Mines, Environmental Protection Authority and other Government Departments, Process Consultants and clients. Design of the project tailings storage facilities.

    • Commodity
      Nickel
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Mesa J Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Pannawonica WA

    Project Director / Project Manager with responsibility for Extensive tailings testing programme and design of the Inpit TSF. Geotechnical investigations (boreholes and testpits) for the plant sites (PP1 and PP2). Liaison with client and Governments for tailings storage approvals. Liaison and site visits during construction to monitor the progress of the works.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Brockman Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Tom Price WA

    Project Manager Brockman with responsibility for Fieldwork (costeans and testpits) for 46km of rail alignment. Organisation of laboratory testwork and preparation of reports.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Yandi Stage 1 Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Newman WA

    Project Manager with responsibility for Geotechnical investigations (geological mapping boreholes, costeans and testpits) for the proposed 32km railway line, load out facility and accommodation facility. Organisation and supervision of all fieldwork for more than 20 cuttings along the railway alignment, laboratory test work and preparation of factual and evaluation reports. Liaison and site visits during construction to monitor the progress of the works.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Marandoo Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Tom Price WA

    Project Manager with responsibility for: Fieldwork for the selecting and proving of a quarry site for aggregates suitable for concrete, road sealing and ballast, investigation of a 120km rail alignment and 22km access road. Coordination and management of geotechnical team, liaison with Project Design Team, preparation of reports for all aspects of the project. Liaison and site visits during construction to monitor the progress of the works.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Channar Iron Ore Project

    Australia, Paraburdoo WA

    Project Manager with responsibility for: Geotechnical investigation for all major structures. Primary Crusher, Primary Stockpile, Secondary Crusher, 25km Conveyor, access roads and aggregate survey. Supervision and organisation of fieldwork (geological mapping, borehole, costean and testpit excavations). Organisation of laboratory testing and preparation of factual and evaluation reports.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Minas Rio Project

    Brazil

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Brazil
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Askaf Iron Ore Project

    Mauritania

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Mauritania
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • El Aouj Iron Ore Project

    Mauritania

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Iron Ore
    • Country
      Mauritania
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Yubdo Platinum Mine

    Ethiopia

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Platinum
    • Country
      Ethiopia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Reko Diq

    Pakistan

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Pakistan
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Rapu Rapu

    Philippines

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Philippines
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • North Mara Mine

    Tanzania

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Tanzania
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Tulawaka Mine

    Tanzania

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Tanzania
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Geita Gold Mine

    Tanzania

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Tanzania
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Sokt Gold Project

    Armenia

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Armenia
    • Climate Regime
      Temperate
  • Ararat Gold Project

    Armenia

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Armenia
    • Climate Regime
      Temperate
  • Mt Muro Gold Project

    Indonesia

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Indonesia
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Miduk Copper Project

    Iran

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Iran
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Sarcheshmeh Tailings Storage

    Iran

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Copper
    • Country
      Iran
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Bogosu Gold Project

    Ghana, West Africa

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Iduapriem Project

    Ghana, West Africa

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Sansu Sulphide Project

    Ghana, West Africa

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Cikondang Gold Project

    Indonesia

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Indonesia
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Abosso Gold Project

    Ghana, West Africa

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Obenemase Gold Project

    Ghana, West Africa

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Amansie Resources Gold Project

    Ghana, West Africa

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Ravenswood

    Australia, Queensland

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Bulong Nickel

    Australia, Kalgoorlie WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Nickel
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Yilgarn Star

    Australia, Southern Cross WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Marymia Gold Operations

    Australia, Meekatharra WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Plutonic Gold Operations

    Australia, Mt Morgans WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Hill 50 Gold Mine

    Australia, Mt Magnet WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Bannockburn Gold Mine

    Australia, Leonora WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • WMC Resources Ltd, Kambalda Nickel Operations

    Australia, Kambalda WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Nickel
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Central Norseman Gold Corporation Limited

    Australia, Norseman WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Chalice Gold Mine

    Australia, Norseman WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Higginsville Gold Mine

    Australia, Norseman WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Agnew Gold Mine

    Australia, Leinster WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Big Bell

    Australia, Cue WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Mt Dimer

    Australia, Southern Cross WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Youanmi Gold Mine

    Australia, Mt Magnet WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Palm Springs Gold Project

    Australia, Halls Creek WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Cockatoo Island Iron Ore Beneficiation Project

    Australia, Cockatoo Island

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Alumina
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Gidgee

    Australia, Sandstone WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Granny Smith

    Australia, Laverton WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Mt Pleasant

    Australia, Kalgoorlie WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Lady Bountiful Extended

    Australia, Kalgoorlie WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Newcrest - Telfer

    Australia, Kalgoorlie WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Paddys Flat Gold Mine

    Australia, Meekatharra WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Plutonic Gold Mine

    Australia, Meekatharra WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Mawson Pacific

    Australia, Southern Cross WA

    Advice on design concepts (start up through to closure), operation, audits, inspections, management reviews, advice on seepage, stability, tailings deposition, water recovery and preparation of tailings disposal strategy plans.

    • Commodity
      Gold
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Kipoi Copper Project

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Congo
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Bannerman Resources, Etango Project

    Namibia

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Namibia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Union Resources, Mehdiabad Zinc Heap Leach Project

    Iran

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Iran
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Grumesa

    Ghana, West Africa

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • Abore

    Ghana, West Africa

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Ghana
    • Climate Regime
      Tropical
  • North Mara Mine

    Tanzania

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Tanzania
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Phoenix Gold Limited

    Australia, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Sandfire Resources NL

    Australia, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Ranger Uranium

    Australia, Northern Territory

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Nifty Copper Project

    Australia, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Sherlock Bay Nickel Heap Leach

    Australia, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Radio Hill Nickel Bacterial Leach

    Australia, Karratha, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • WMC St Ives Dump Leach

    Australia, Kambalda WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Newcrest Telfer

    Australia, Kalgoorlie, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Newcrest Heap Leach Trial New Celebration Mine

    Australia, Kalgoorlie, WA

    Geotechnical advice on slope design (stability), liner design for heap leach pads and associated ponds for various heap leach projects including both permanent stacks and on/off stacks and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Heap Leach
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • North Mara Gokona and Nybagenia Mine Waste

    Tanzania

    Geotechnical advice on liner and underdrainage for ARD mine waste and ARD tailings storage facilities and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Acid Mine Drainage
    • Country
      Tanzania
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Kanmantoo Copper Project

    Australia, South Australia

    Geotechnical advice on liner and underdrainage for ARD mine waste and ARD tailings storage facilities and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Acid Mine Drainage
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Temperate
  • Sally Malay Project

    Australia, Western Australia

    Geotechnical advice on liner and underdrainage for ARD mine waste and ARD tailings storage facilities and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Acid Mine Drainage
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Nifty Copper Project

    Australia, Western Australia

    Geotechnical advice on liner and underdrainage for ARD mine waste and ARD tailings storage facilities and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Acid Mine Drainage
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Arid
  • Radio Hill Nickel Project

    Australia, Western Australia

    Geotechnical advice on liner and underdrainage for ARD mine waste and ARD tailings storage facilities and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Acid Mine Drainage
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Semi Arid
  • Ravenswood Project

    Australia, Queensland

    Geotechnical advice on liner and underdrainage for ARD mine waste and ARD tailings storage facilities and involvement in assessment of flux leakage rates from HDPE liners.

    • Commodity
      Acid Mine Drainage
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Temperate
  • Balama Graphite Project Tailings Storage Facility

    Mozambique, East Africa

    Project Manager for the Tailings Storage Strategy Study for the TSF for the Balama Graphite Project, Mozambique. Evaluation of options for tailings streams, water recovery, tailings handling (thickened) for the initial 40 year life of this project. Direction of the design of the bituminous lined tailings storage.

    • Commodity
      Graphite
    • Country
      Mozambique
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah
  • Hexagon Resources Limited – McIntosh Project

    Australia, Western Australia

    Completion of the Pre-Feasibility Study for the Tailings Storage Facility for the McIntosh Project in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia. Evaluation of options for tailings storage for the maximum project life of 12.3 years for a bituminous lined tailings storage.

    • Commodity
      Graphite
    • Country
      Australia
    • Climate Regime
      Humid Savannah

Routine annual geotechnical reviews of TSF

Execution of:

  • Routine annual geotechnical reviews of TSF which comprises visual assessment of TSFs, review of operation and management practices and assessment of TSFs in terms of compliance of the with the design and regulatory criteria governing the performance of TSFs.
  • Technical reviews of TSF design documents.
  • Geotechnical advice on the closure and rehabilitation aspects of TSFs.

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Inpit Tailings Storage Facilities

In-pit tailings deposition has grown in popularity for mature mining projects, new projects being developed and potential projects being studied. In-pit tailings storage facilities (IPTSFs) maximise the use of resources and offer many economic and environmental benefits. This technique is not suited to all mining sites. For sites with abandoned open pits it requires careful consideration of the geochemical characteristics of the pit, the tailings or residue, the local groundwater quality and the current and future potential end users of that groundwater. For projects with active open pits adjacent to the proposed IPTSF careful consideration of the geotechnical aspects are required given the risks involved. Within the right setting this technique does enable the available resources to be optimised to achieve the desired post closure outcomes of safe, stable structures with minimal environmental impact.

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Integrated Waste Landforms

The development of new tailings storage facilities (TSF) for mining projects, both new and existing projects, requires innovative design approaches to optimise the available resources to achieve the desired outcomes of safe stable structures with minimal environmental impact. The use of integrated waste landforms and in-pit tailings storage facilities maximises the use of resources and offers many economic and environmental benefits in achieving the desired outcomes. From a tailings management perspective the IWL can be simply defined as a tailings storage facility (TSF) that is located inside the waste rock storage. It is formed by placing controlled, compacted, earthworks against the mine waste to form a containment embankment to retain the tailings. Mine waste is placed around the outer edge of this compacted containment embankment such that a void, or storage area, is formed within the waste rock storage. This void allows for further controlled, compacted, earthworks to be placed around the circumference of the void to form a perimeter containment boundary between the tailings and the mine waste.

One of the advantages of this structure is that continued staged construction is in the downstream direction, that is, each lift is laid back against the surrounding mine waste rock storage and is placed over previously placed mine waste. Construction of future embankment lifts therefore does not rely on the strength of the deposited tailings and, as such, the rate of rise and strength of the tailings does not impact on construction considerations.

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