Yanacocha Thickened Tailings - Paterson & Cooke
Project Classification: Detailed Engineering, Thickened tailings disposal system. Background: To treat high grade ore Yanacocha implemented a milling process at the La Quinua operation. However, limited sites were available for the tailings storage facility.Paste thickening optimizes tailings disposal and water,,Mine tailings disposal, and its impact on water usage, is an important concern for any mining company. The challenge today, whether extracting aluminum, zinc, gold or iron ore, is how to dispose of tailings material such that it is contained and stable, while maximizingDewatering options for management of fine gold tailings in,,Typical tailings disposal systems in the Western Australian Goldfields consist of tailings paddock facilities, where tailings are discharged either from a single outlet or from spigots around a ring dyke. Upstream raising and central decanting of supernatant water is common practice.