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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Mine tailings monitoring goes to the cloud

Globalized insights offer effective management, transparency Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – July 15, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:42pm

Tailings storage facility Newmont Goldcorp Peñasquito gold silver mine Mexico

Goldcorp 2018 tailings report

This tailings 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.

Mining companies around the globe are coming under increasing pressure to ensure and demonstrate that their tailings storage facilities are stable and do not pose a threat to the environment and people nearby. Cloud-based monitoring has the potential to provide more effective management and greater transparency of the status of these tailings storage facilities.

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