Amira Global is a member-based NFP enhancing, sustaining and delivering thought-leadership, building collaboration, and accelerating commercialization. CGG’s Minerals & Mining group is sponsoring a mine tailing monitoring research project after becoming a member of Amira-Global.
As a result of the recent spate of Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) failures, there has been a significant increase in activity relating to the monitoring of TSFs. And so this project aims to provide an independent evaluation of a range of monitoring technologies and their suitability for the application of providing advance warning of potential dam instability based on the analysis and modelling of data collected at TSFs made available by key mining sponsors. This can be accomplished through an integrated programme of laboratory and field testing as well as physical and numerical modelling of sponsor selected sites. The need for monitoring equipment vendors will be able to contribute to the project through provision of their technologies for site testing.
The benefits of sponsoring this project include:
- Ability to access dashboard providing an integrated display of information derived from the monitoring programme
- Report access, showing details of suitable instruments available for monitoring TSFs
- Having an opportunity to be a test site for detailed sampling and testing of tailings and foundation soils, provision of a calibrated numerical model for the site, selection of suitable instrumentation and receipt of an individual report of the results
- Access to a final guidance Monograph detailing approaches to choosing suitable instrumentation for monitoring the potential development (and onset) of specific failure modes