Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Typical mine tailings characteristics resulting from different deposition practices are discussed. The potential for liquefaction of the tailings during seismic events is presented. A discussion of how the tailings deposition method can affect the liquefaction potential is included. Tailings dam construction techniques are reviewed and evaluated with respect to the tailings deposition method and liquefaction potential. A case history is presented to illustrate how the tailings dam construction method must be coordinated with the method of tailings deposition.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Mine Tailings Deposition Practices, Liquefaction Potential and Stability Implications

St. Louis, Missouri

Typical mine tailings characteristics resulting from different deposition practices are discussed. The potential for liquefaction of the tailings during seismic events is presented. A discussion of how the tailings deposition method can affect the liquefaction potential is included. Tailings dam construction techniques are reviewed and evaluated with respect to the tailings deposition method and liquefaction potential. A case history is presented to illustrate how the tailings dam construction method must be coordinated with the method of tailings deposition.