Tailings – From Concept to Closure Training DVD

A training DVD for owners and operators of tailings storage facilities

Script Author: Andy Fourie


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The ACG seeks to build upon the skills and knowledge of mining operators and industry practitioners and assist operations to improve mine safety and production performance. This training DVD will provide guidance to personnel involved in the management and operation of tailings storage facilities that will facilitate the adoption of accepted best practices for the management of mine tailings.


  • Overview of types of tailings facilities and methods of construction used in various industries
  • Integrating operations into the tailings management Life Cycle
  • Risk management and geotechnical issues in tailings disposal
  • Potential modes of failure of tailings storage facilities, including examples from actual failures
  • Requirements of an Operations Manual and the implementation of an appropriate monitoring regime
  • Current best practice in the mining industry, including examples of emerging technologies

Key Features:

  • High quality tailings storage facility images and state-of-the-art graphics
  • Reflects current Australian best practice
  • Applicable to most tailings storage facility operations


Additional information

Product type

Training DVD


Purchased within Australia, ACG Australian affiliate member, Purchased overseas


Australian Centre for Geomechanics


Andy Fourie


Australian Centre for Geomechanics

58 minutes