In 1999 the ACG initiated the series of international seminars on paste and thickened tailings. This influential and respected annual event continues to provide a valuable forum for international tailings and mine waste practitioners to explore, learn and share advances in paste and thickened tailings and, increasingly important, water conservation and environmental stewardship.
These proceedings include papers on mine backfill, thickening, transport and disposal of tailings, rheology, and the rapidly emerging field of inline injection of polymers at discharge. Pumps are a vital component in the transport of tailings, and the evolution of modern pumps feature in three papers. Although largely empirical, beach slope prediction is being given considerable deserved attention in recent times. A number of papers address this topic. From the inception of this series of seminars, they have been directed strongly towards industry personnel, and numerous papers in these proceedings present case studies that should be of major interest to practitioners. Authors include consultants, mine operators and the manufacturers of equipment for thickening and transporting tailings.
These proceedings are available as a hardbound book and/or a USB drive sponsored by Paterson & Cooke.