Environment

The internet of tailings

Cecilia Keating

Tailings storage facility monitoring is getting a makeover, as solutions available to miners automate and take advantage of cloud-based data management systems, improvements in battery technology, and the internet of things.

Green goop yields a breakthrough

Gillian Woodford

Two Laurentian University researchers discovered that mine tailings in Sudbury contain algae with antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties

Social standing

Kelsey Rolfe

With the recent tailings dam failure in Brazil, investors want more transparency around the inherent risks of mining

Excellon wins the water war

Fed up with production delays due to water ingress, Excellon Resources developed a comprehensive dewatering project at its Platosa mine in Mexico that helped double production

Vale joins major mining companies in releasing tailings storage data

Major miners disclose tailings dam data in response to demand from institutional investors