A Tour of Kidd Mine’s Paste Backfill System

April 2, 2019News

On Friday 29 March 2019, many of the delegates to the Paterson & Cooke Backfill Course held in Sudbury, Ontario, travelled to Timmins, some 290 km away, for a tour of Glencore’s Kidd Mine paste backfill system. Visiting both the plant and the underground distribution system brought the concepts discussed during the course to life. … Read More

Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles

March 18, 2019News

For the first time since its inception in Poland in 1971 the International Conference on Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles will be hosted outside of Europe. Cape Town, South Africa is the host city for the 19th International Conference, which takes place from 24 – 27 September, 2019. Peter Goosen from the Cape Town … Read More

New Technology for Tailings Design

February 20, 2019News

Josh Stowe from our Denver office will be presenting a paper at the SME Conference in Denver entitled NEW APPROACHES AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TAILINGS PIPELINE DESIGN AND OPERATION. The conference is being held at the Colorado Convention Center from 24 – 27 February 2019. The paper was co-written by Josh and Dr Robert Cooke. J. … Read More

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

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

Paterson & Cooke Cape Town Wins Prestigious Award

October 26, 2017News

The Cape Town office of Paterson & Cooke, a global specialist engineering consultancy, was presented with the award for BEST INTERNATIONAL PROJECT at the recent SAICE – SAFCEC awards ceremony held at the Bay Hotel in Cape Town on 8 October 2015 for the Khouribga to Jorf Lasfar Phosphate Slurry Pipeline in Morocco. The award … Read More

Mobile Metallurgical Sampler (MMS)

October 26, 2017News

By Fritz van Sittert | Director at Paterson & Cooke Paterson & Cooke Plants & Products has developed a Mobile Metallurgical Sampler (MMS) to determine the potential loss of valuable material or to determine process/screening efficiency. The MMS is designed to eliminate the difficulty of getting a representative sample of large flow, low density streams. … Read More