The Future Of Tailings Management

According to World Mine Tailings Failures, globally there has been a significant increase in tailings failure rates per million tonnes of ore produced over the past two decades, and this trend is set to continue. Jamie Spiers, a Senior Tailings Engineer with SRK Consulting (UK) …

Using Technology to Optimise Waste Management Approaches

Incorporating the concept of sustainability and the circular economy as part of long-term waste management planning of mine operations and closure has become an important aspirational target globally in the mining industry, according to Steven Pearce, Technical Director of Mine Environment Management. According to Pearce, …

Destination Serbia

According to the Frazer Index, Serbia was recently voted the fourth most attractive mining countries in Europe. But what lies behind its success? In a presentation to MINEX Europe 2019 on mine permitting in Serbia, Milan Parivodić, a lawyer with Parivodić Advokati will explain in …

Fewzion versus the Many Disembodied Voices

As more than a few mines gradually sink under the weight of emails, whiteboards, noticeboards and ever more complex spreadsheets, the holy grail of effective short-term interval planning and control in underground mines is as far away as ever. Despite the mining industry investing ever …

What Will It Take to Make Europe Minerals Self-Sufficient

The X-MINE project (2017-2020) under the Horizon2020 program addresses the EU need to increase self-sufficiency in regards to minerals, minimising the environmental impact and balancing the land use situation. The project consortium includes 15 organisations from 9 countries (Finland, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, …