Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    JV Article: New standard strives to improve safety and transparency in tailings management

    November 30, 2020 by Northern Miner staff

    The Global Tailings Review (GTR) released the first-ever Global Standard on Tailings Management in August. The standard aims to strengthen current best practices around the management of tailings dams in the mining industry, with the goal of zero harm to

  • Brazilian state rejects Vale’s US$4B offer for dam disaster

    November 19, 2020 by Cecilia Jamasmie

    The head of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where Vale’s (NYSE: VALE) Brumadinho dam collapsed in January 2019 leaving 270 people dead, has rejected the miner’s proposed settlement of around 21 billion reais (US$3.97 billion). Minas Gerais’ Secretary General

  • News

    Sensemetrics launches real-time TSF monitoring solution

    August 26, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Sensemetrics, a company specializing in global industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) offerings and cloud technology, has launched an IIoT solution for mining companies and insurers, which provides real-time insights on tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Available globally, the solution provides mine operators with

  • News

    TAILINGS: Three US universities launch Tailings Centre of Excellence

    July 14, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    UNITED STATES – The University of Arizona, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines have launched the Tailings Centre of Excellence, a learning space focused on educating engineers on responsible and sustainable mine waste management and advancing research-backed best

  • News

    TAILINGS: Inmarsat releases tool for tailings management

    June 3, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    UNITED KINGDOM – Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat announced the launch of an updated version of its Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution, an internet-of-things tool for monitoring mining tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Dubbed Tailings Insight, the upgraded tool has a cloud version

  • News

    TAILINGS MONITORING: Decipher leads global shift in tailings management

    May 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Tailings storage is a significant part of the mining process, and failures can be catastrophic. Decipher is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, delivering cloud solutions for improvements across mine rehabilitation and closure. Following last year’s catastrophic tailings dam failure

  • Feature

    Considering climate change

    April 1, 2020 by Janice Leuschen

    How the design of tailings facilities is changing to factor in climate change

  • Advances in tailings tech

    April 1, 2020 by Todd Wisdom

    FLSmidth reports on advances towards dewatering large volumes of tailings

  • News

    Ex-Vale CEO and others charged with homicide for dam disaster in Brazil

    January 23, 2020 by Trish Saywell

    State prosecutors in Brazil have charged Vale’s former chief executive, Fabio Schvartsman, with homicide after the catastrophic tailings dam disaster last January at the company’s Feijao iron ore mine in Minas Gerais killed more than 250 people. Schvartsman left his position

  • OILSANDS: Alberta developing rules for release of process water

    January 21, 2020 by Deborah Jaremko

    Following the lead of the federal government, Alberta is undertaking a major re-scoping of work with the goal to establish rules to allow for release of process-affected water back into the Athabasca River from any oilsands mine by 2023. Up

  • News

    BACKFILL: Outotec introduces modular paste backfill plant

    November 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Outotec has introduced the Outotec modular paste backfill plant (MPB 80), designed for underground operations with low backfill throughput requirements. The unit is an alternative to installing a reconfigured concrete plant. The new product is expected to produce

  • News

    TAILINGS: Inmarsat, Glass Terra team up on monitoring solution

    October 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, will collaborate with geo-spatial internet of things (IoT) specialist Glass Terra to integrate Inmarsat’s tailings dam monitoring solution with Glass Terra’s IoT light detection and ranging (Lidar) capabilities. The combined