Triaxial Test Work Capability

January 9, 2019News

Triaxial testing represents international best practise for determining the important geotechnical parameters of shear strength and cohesion of soils. These parameters are important to uncemented backfill applications, but have also in recent years become important parameters for cemented backfill applications with the increased use of computational modelling and simulation. The test apparatus also allows for … Read More

Two Papers for the Mining & Industrial Waste Management Conference 2018

October 24, 2018News

Dr Angus Paterson, a founding member of Paterson & Cooke, will be presenting two papers at the 6th International Mining & Industrial Waste Management Conference being held in Limpopo, South Africa from 29 – 31 October 2018. Here’s a little taste of what’s in these two papers. Comparison of the Pumping Requirements of Conventional, Thickened … Read More

Graduate Draftsperson (Sudbury, Ontario)

August 13, 2018Careers

Job Description The successful applicant will join our drawing office and be trained to produce mechanical drawings in the field of backfill, slurry transport systems and specialised equipment for the mining and resources industry. The applicant will report to the drawing office manager and assist in ensuring that drawing deliverables are done accurately, correctly and … Read More

Developments in Tailings Pipeline Transportation

July 11, 2018News

Dr Robert Cooke, a founding member of Paterson & Cooke, will be presenting the following paper at TAILINGS 2018 in Santiago, Chile 11 – 13 July 2018: Developments in Tailings Pipeline Transportation Robert Cooke and Joshua Stowe Paterson & Cooke, USA ABSTRACT This paper reviews recent developments in the design and implementation of tailings pipeline … Read More

TAILINGS 2018 : Santiago, Chile

July 9, 2018News

Carlos Salinas, Lars Martinson, Ray Martinson and Paulo Eriz from our Santiago office and Mike Cook from the Denver office have written papers that will be presented at the TAILINGS 2018 seminar to be held in Santiago from 11 – 13 July 2018. Three papers will be presented: Hydraulic Scale Modelling Tests for a Tailings … Read More

PASTE 2019 – Save the Date

July 2, 2018News

We are pleased to be co-hosting Paste 2019 together with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics. The 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in May 2019. The call for abstracts is now open – you can find out more details in the brochure. There are also two … Read More

Leeville Paste Project

June 21, 2018Projects

Project Information Client: Newmont Location: Nevada, USA Project Classification: Mine backfill & detailed design, construction assistance, commissioning assistance and training. Background: Paterson & Cooke completed Engineering studies, test work through detailed engineering, commissioning and training for Newmont on their 200 t/h paste plant and underground distribution system. The design incorporates reclaimed historic tailings and crushed aggregate with high-pressure … Read More