Holistic Approach to Improve the Performance of Tailings Disposal Systems with Variable Clay Mineralogy

April 8, 2021Tech Topics

This article presents the importance of a holistic approach to improve the performance of mine waste disposal systems treating ores with a variable mineralogy. Mine tailings that contain clay minerals such as iIlite, kaolinite and/or smectites are particularly difficult to dewater using thickeners. Small variations in mineralogy result in significant variability in thickener underflow densities … Read More

Intermediate/Senior Draftsperson (Golden, Colorado)

April 8, 2021Careers

Job Description An opportunity has arisen for an Intermediate or Senior Draftsperson to join our team in a full-time position at our office in Golden, Colorado, USA. The successful applicant will join the office to produce mechanical and process drawings in the field of slurry transport systems and specialized equipment for the mining and resources … Read More

Intermediate/Senior Draftsperson (Sudbury, Ontario)

March 30, 2021Careers

Job Description An opportunity has arisen for an Intermediate or Senior Draftsperson to join our team in a full-time position at our rapidly growing office in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The successful applicant will join the office to produce mechanical and process drawings in the field of slurry transport systems and specialized equipment for the mining … Read More

Junior/Intermediate Draftsperson (Perth, Australia)

March 29, 2021Careers

Job Description The Junior/Intermediate Draftsperson, under the direct supervision of a Senior Draftsperson or engineer, produces drawings and 3D models for specialised equipment and for mechanical piping systems projects in the mining and resources industry. They will ensure that drawing deliverables are done to the best of their ability within the project time frame and … Read More

Paste Fill Plant Capacity: How Big is Big Enough?

February 17, 2021News, Tech Topics

Are you planning to install a new paste fill system at your mine? Or maybe your ore reserves have increased and mining production is scheduled to be ramped up going forward. It is vital that any mine considering implementing a new paste plant or increasing mining production rates should be comfortable that the capacity of … Read More

Project Engineer (Sudbury, Ontario)

February 4, 2021Careers

Job Description The successful candidate will be a Project Engineer with 3-5 years of experience working in an engineering consultancy, industrial plant, and/or mine site environment. The Project Engineer will have a background in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mining or mineral processing and should be equally comfortable working in an office or visiting mine sites. … Read More

Is There a Place for the Slump Test in the Modern Pastefill Plant?

January 12, 2021Tech Topics

The ASTM slump test has been the backbone of the pastefill plant quality control program since it was adopted from the concrete industry in the early days of pastefill system development. It is a simple test that provides a quick evaluation of the consistency of the paste. This consistency is related to the ability of … Read More

Senior Design Draughtsperson (Cape Town, South Africa)

January 5, 2021Careers

Job Description The Senior Design Draughtsperson produces mechanical and manufacturing drawings in the mining and resources industry. The work mainly entails the drawing and detailing of slurry transport systems and specialized mining equipment.  He/she reports to the Line Manager and assists to ensure that drawing deliverables are done accurately, correctly and on time, according to … Read More

Slack Flow – To Be or Not To Be

October 29, 2020Tech Topics

I was working with my P&C teammates on a brownfields tailings project where the owner was planning to construct a new tailings storage facility (TSF). The new TSF was adjacent to the existing TSF and the tailings pipeline was planned to run along the crest of the existing TSF and then drop down to the … Read More

Backfill – Key Properties

September 29, 2020Tech Topics

When designing an underground mine, one of the key decisions is whether to backfill the voids left by mining. The backfilling decision is generally influenced by a range of factors which commonly include: Environmental constraints Surface disposal limitations Management of surface subsidence Promotion of mine stability Reducing the volume of waste hauled to surface Enabling … Read More