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Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM)

Conservative design central to meet tailings standard

Conservative design central to meet tailings standard The evaluation of static and cyclic liquefaction of mine tailings and soils is a key focus for tailings dam engineers, in response to the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM). The pressure on International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) member mining companies to comply with the […]

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Learning from nature in tailings dam design

Learning from nature in tailings dam design With the latest tailings dam standards demanding a longer-term view of design, construction and closure outcomes, there is growing interest in design philosophies that incorporate shapes and processes as they exist in nature. According to Justin Walls, principal civil engineer in mine closure at SRK Consulting timelines for

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