Grey Eagle Mine Tailings Impoundment Closure

Scheuering, Joe ; Trirnble, John ; Poulter, Don
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1995
Closure of the Grey Eagle Mine tailings impoundment is an example of closing a "wet" tailings impoundment at the cessation of milling operations. This paper presents a summary of tailings cover design and construction, tailings deposition sequences to facilitate closure, construction schedules, costs, and post-closure monitoring. Permit requirements which influenced the design and construction of the tailings are summarized. The performance of the cover and post-closure monitoring issues are also discussed.
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