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 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


Key Features:

  • High quality tailings storage facility images and graphics
  • Reflects Australian practice
  • Applicable to most tailings storage facility operations


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Australian Centre for Geomechanics

Streaming video

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Specifications & Disclaimer

Andy Fourie


Australian Centre for Geomechanics

58 minutes

© Copyright 2007. Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), The University of Western Australia. All rights reserved. No part of this DVD may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form without the prior permission of the ACG. The ACG applies restrictions on recording this DVD. All unauthorised audio recording, video recording and photography or transmission of this DVD material, data or information is expressly prohibited.

This content was published in 2007. You acknowledge the information provided and personal protective equipment shown may be outdated or no longer applicable. The content was based on Australian standards at the time of production and this may no longer be reflective of your individual or company’s requirements or of global mining standards.

The information contained in the DVD is for general educational and informative purposes only. Except to the extent required by law, the ACG makes no representations or warranties express or implied as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information stored therein. To the extent permitted by law, the ACG excludes all liability for loss or damage of any kind at all (including indirect or consequential loss or damage) arising from the information in this DVD or use of such information. You acknowledge that the information provided in this DVD is to assist you with undertaking your own enquiries and analyses and you should seek independent professional advice before acting in reliance on the information contained herein. While all care has been taken in presenting this information herein, no liability is accepted for errors or omissions. The views expressed in this DVD are those of the editors and may not necessarily reflect those of the ACG. Viewers are cautioned to take expert advice.