Sigma gets permits for Brazil lithium plant without a tailings dam

Sigma gets permits for Brazil lithium plant without a tailings dam

Design does not include a tailings storage facility

Plant

12 JUNE 2019
Digital tailings dam models - watch this space

Digital tailings dam models - watch this space

Descartes Labs' 'data refinery' could be applied to tailings dam modelling

Innovation

10 JUNE 2019
Path to tailings dam standard laid out

Path to tailings dam standard laid out

Global tailings review lead Dr Bruno Oberle shares next steps

Inmarsat signs MoU with Minas Gerais government

Inmarsat signs MoU with Minas Gerais government

The MoU will explore the potential of IoT solutions for monitoring tailings dams in the region

Communications

29 MAY 2019
Vale spends more on dry processing to avoid tailings dams

Vale spends more on dry processing to avoid tailings dams

Vale aims to invest a further BRL11 billion in dry processing of iron ore

Key questions to ask about tailings dams

Key questions to ask about tailings dams

Investors should ask three questions about tailings storage facilities

Sustainability

01 MAY 2019
Upstream tailings dam ban causes uncertainty in Brazil

Upstream tailings dam ban causes uncertainty in Brazil

Some miners in Brazil face an uncertain future as a result of the ban on upstream dams

Improving tailings dam monitoring

Improving tailings dam monitoring

Inmarsat tells MM more about its recently announced partnership with Knight Piésold UK

Communications

05 MARCH 2019
Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman has stepped down in the wake of the deadly Brumadinho tailings disaster

Inmarsat and Knight Piésold to offer remote tailings dam monitoring

Inmarsat and Knight Piésold to offer remote tailings dam monitoring

Collaboration enables mining companies to remotely monitor tailings dam status in real-time

Communications

28 FEBRUARY 2019
ICMM to create international standard for tailings dams

ICMM to create international standard for tailings dams

ICMM's council will establish a panel to develop an international standard for tailings facilities

Geomechanics / Ground ...

26 FEBRUARY 2019
Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Brazil's National Mining Agency has ordered the immediate suspension of activities at the complexes

Geomechanics / Ground ...

22 FEBRUARY 2019