Geological, Mine & Civil Engineering

Geological Engineering, Mine Engineering (mineral processing focus), or Civil Engineering (earth science focus) students work in the Tailings Volume Planning Group where their duties include:

  • Modeling of the ‘capture’ of tailings slurry particles in various tailings beach and cell deposits
  • Studies to determine the characteristics of various tailings streams
  • Cyclone operation studies
  • Composite or engineered tailings deposit studies
  • Recycle water quality (including water sampling) and fluid balances between multiple tailings storage locations
  • Tailings mass balance and flow calculations.
  • Daily and weekly tailings operations tracking
  • Fieldwork includes sampling tailings slurry lines in the Extraction Plant and /or tailings ponds 
  • Monitoring, analysis of the process operation and fine tuning of the composite tailings process