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: Mineral Sands

Kalbar Fingerboards Project, Victoria

Geotechnical advice, reviews and conceptual designs for above ground and mined pit tailings storage facilities for the following projects in Australia. Mineral sands typically split the sand and slimes (slit and clay) fraction during the processing, with the fines fraction potentially having a very low settled insitu dry density and high insitu moisture content, which can inhibit closure.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Temperate

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: Mineral Sands

Goshen Mineral Sands Project, Victoria

Review of the proposed in-pit tailings storage system. This review resulted in tailings testwork to assess the tailings properties. This project is yet to be completed

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Temperate

Commodity: PGM

Julimar PGM Project

Project Geotechnical Consultant, Scoping Study Tailings Storage Facility (TSF), for the proposed300 Mt Project. Geotechnical tailings testing and examination of options for TSF location for the proposed 20-year mine life.

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
Temperate

Commodity: Copper

Olympic Dam TSFs – BHP Billiton Olympic Dam

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

Country:
Australia

Climatic:
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