Experience

Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) Specialist

Experience

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Commodity: Graphite

Siviour Graphite Project

Project Geotechnical Consultant to Wave International for the DFS for the 0.85 to 1.625 Mt Graphite Project.  Evaluation of data and input to the DFS for 20-year life of project.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Manganese

Exxaro Super Fines Project Tailings Storage Facility

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.

Country:
Grootegeluk Muzi

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Phosphate

SRA Quertane Project

Preliminary conceptual tailings storage facility design.  Gaps in the preliminary design by others identified and recommendations provided for improvements to the design.  

Country:
Tunisia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Mineral Sands

Cyclone Mineral Sands Project – Rawlinna, WA

Tailings from the processing comprise two streams that were to be mixed in the tailings hopper before being pumped to the discharge point. The sand stream, with a maximum particle size of 1 mm, comprises the majority of tailings. Initial deposition was a standalone stack with the discharge point extending longitudinally along the crest of the stack. After development of mine voids, the tailings stream was diverted into the sterile mine voids.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Mineral Sands

Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project – Dampier Peninsula, WA

Third party review of the proposed surface tailings storage facility and in-pit tailings deposition. Initial deposition was a standalone stack with the discharge point extending longitudinally along the crest of the stack. After development of mine voids, the tailings stream was diverted into the sterile mine voids.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Mineral Sands

Avonbank Mineral Sands Project – Horsham, Victoria

Review of the proposed in-pit tailings storage system. This review resulted in additional testwork which not only confirmed that the proposed flocculated tailings facility was stable and could be rehabilitated relatively quickly with the site being returned to agricultural use, but also resulted in the pit walls for mining being steepened to recover more ore. This project is yet to be completed.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Vanadium

Windimurra Vanadium Project – 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.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Vanadium

Windimurra Vanadium Project

Project reviewer for the Tailings Storage Facility designed by others. Gaps in the design identified and recommendations provided for improvements to the design. Scoping study for redesign of the TSFs.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Phosphate

Ammaroo Phosphate Residue Facilities

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.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid

Commodity: Nickel

WMC Resources Ltd, Kambalda Nickel Operations

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.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Semi Arid