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By A.J. Roan
For Metal Tech News 

Mining mine waste for technology metals

Phoenix Tailings eyes overlooked value, sustainable solution Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – May 6, 2020

 
Series: Prospect Mining Studio | Story 3

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:34pm

Large tailings storage Mexico Phoenix Tailings plans to remine mining waste

Goldcorp 2018 tailings and mine waste report

The tailing storage facility at Newmont's Peñasquito gold-silver mine in Mexico is roughly 2.5 miles long and in 2018, when this photo was taken, was nearly 280 feet tall. For size comparison, the Komatsu 930E haul truck circled in red is 24 feet tall and can haul 320 tons of ore or tailings.

Aptly named startup Phoenix Tailings seeks to transform a core concern within the mining sector, the waste materials from mining, into a profitable and sustainable new solution and market.

Founded in 2018, Boston-based Phoenix Tailings saw potential untapped value in the waste left behind by the refining of metals and decided to get into the business of mining this mine waste, which could revol...



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