Elko Roundtable Discussions

Elko Roundtable Discussions

Conference: Elko Roundtable
Date: 2005 to Ongoing

Knight Piésold USA has been hosting the Elko Rountable since 2005, with an aim in creating an environment to discuss current practices, challenges, and accomplishments associated with the need for, and the advancement of, innovation. The roundtable forum encourages an exchange of ideas and information pertaining to broad topics revolving around the subject of innovations in heap leaching and mine waste management. Compared to traditional conferences and symposia, the forum provides a much less inhibited format for discussion.

Previous rountable discussions included:

  • Heap leach pad design, construction, and operation
  • Design, construction, and operation of tailings storage facilities
  • Site-wide water considerations
  • Mine closure and cover design
  • Strides toward sustainability in mining
  • High-density tailings, paste, and filtered tailings
  • Acid rock drainage for engineers and environmental scientists
  • Material co-disposal/co-placement in the mining industry

Presentations

Central Thickened Discharge for Tailings Facility Closure, March 2017

Alternative Liner Systems, March 2014

Considerations for Tailings Facility Design and Operation Using Filtered Tailings, March 2014

Co-disposal, March 2014

Some Unique Approaches to Tailings Management and Heap Leaching, March 2014

Drain Down from Waste Rock and Heap Leach Piles, March 2014

INAP and The Global Acid Rock Drainage Guide (GARD Guide), March 2012

FLSmidth Roundtable Presentation, March 2011

Tailings Storage and Heap Leaching in a Combined Facility – A First for the Mining Industry, 2009 (Presented at the Arequipa Mining Conference PERUMIN)

Open Pit & Stockpile Ore Control for Cyanide Heap Leaching to Prevent a Sour Pad, March 2000

Articles

Ulrich, B., Frechette, R., 2017. Elko Rountable 2017; Site-wide mine closure, planning and management. Mining Engineering, June 2017, p. 2-5.

Ulrich, B., 2015.Elko Rountable: Innovations in heap leaching and mine waste discussted at 2014 Elko Rountable. Mining Engineering, Vol. 67, No. 1, p. 30-33.

Ulrich, B., 2013. Elko Roundtable 2013: Material co-disposal and co-placement. Mining Engineering, ME Online Exclusive, p. 2-5.

Ulrich, B., Lange, S., 2012. Elko Rountable 2012: Acid rock drainage for engineers and scientists. Mining Engineering, Vol. 64, No. 11, p.  42-45.

Ulrich, B., Kerr, T., 2011. Elko Roundtable 2011: high-density tailings, paste and filtered tailings. Mining Engineering, Vol. 63, No. 11, p. 66-70.

Ulrich, B., Frechette, R., 2010. 5th Annual Elko Roundtable discussion: Strides toward sustainability in mining.Mining Engineering, Vol. 62, No. 9, p. 52-55.

Ulrich, B., 2009. Proceedings of Elko 2009: mine closure and cover design. Mining Engineering, Vol. 61, No. 7, p. 37-39.

Ulrich, B., Frechette, R., 2007. Water is key issue at Elko Roundtable 2007. Mining Engineering, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 24-27.

Ulrich, B., Lahti, K., 2005. Heap leaching discussed at roundtable. Mining Engineering, Vol. 57, No. 10, p 17-23.

The above articles were originally published in Mining Engineering Magazine and are copyrighted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). Articles are listed here with permission from SME.

Papers

Cooke, R. (2007) "Thickened and Paste Tailings Pipeline Systems: Design Procedure  - Part 2," Paste 2007, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Australia, April 2007.

Cooke, R. (2006) "Thickened and Paste Tailings Pipeline Systems: Design Procedure - Part 1," Paste 2006, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Limerick, Ireland, April 2006.

Video

Sullivan Mine, Waste Dump Gas Fatalities, No. 1 Shaft Waste Dump

Recent Insights

November 2023
Earthquake-induced Deformation Analysis of a TSF Undergoing Tailings Reprocessing
November 2023
Case Study: Approach to Determining the Risk Mitigation Priority of a Historic TSF in North America
October 2023
The Role of Sensitivity Analysis in Selecting Dam Breach Parameters
September 2023
Transición energética para gerentes de mina
August 2023
Interview: Guillermo Barreda, Gerente General, Knight Piésold Perú
July 2023
Selection of Soil Shear Strength Parameters Based on Integrated In Situ Tests, Lab Tests and Numerical Calibration Approach
June 2023
Leveraging Knowledge and Experience of a Well-Formed Independent Tailings Review Board to Enhance Tailings Facility Safety
May 2023
Is the Implementation of Dry Stacking for Tailings Storage Increasing? A Southern African Perspective
February 2023
Canadian Consulting Engineer's Lifetime Achievement Awards: Jeremy Haile
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Geotechnical Characterization of Collapsible Salty Sands Subjected to Monotonic and Cyclic Loadings – A Case Study for Areas with High Seismicity
November 2022
Application of the 3D Limit Equilibrium Method in Tailings Dam Breach Analysis
November 2022
Evaluation of Tailings Behaviour for Dam Breach Assessments
November 2022
Tailings Improvement by Stress-Densification from Waste Rock Capping
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Transforming Tailings Management Systems toward Alignment with the GISTM: A Case History
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Managing Excessive Pit Wall Deformation of Weak Rock Mass
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State-of-the-art Method for Estimating Long-term Hydroclimatic Conditions for Tailing Dam Water Management and Dam Safety Planning
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Observed Subsidence Progression at New Afton Mine in Response to Lift 1 Mining
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Hydrometric Monitoring and Effluent Discharge Mixing in Challenging Natural Conditions
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Inundation Modelling of Non-Newtonian Tailings Dam Breach Outflows
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Video: Tailings Management Compliancy Picks Up Momentum