Canadian Mining Journal

  • TAILINGS: Mines Inspector reports on Mount Polley dam failure

    December 21, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLOMBIA – The British Columbia Chief Mines Inspector has released his report on the Aug. 4, 2014, dam failure at the Mount Polley copper-gold mine belonging to Imperial Metals Corp. of Vancouver. The report concluded that the primary cause

  • Feature

    A look at ways of controlling tailings to avoid future liability

    December 1, 2015 by Leo C. Botham*

    “Long term liability” are three words that form one of the more worrying expressions for many mining companies today. In many cases, those liabilities come from traditional water-covered tailings storage facilities (TSF) that require perpetual maintenance, but they have also