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Managing tailings from mining operations

Olympic Dam tailings storage facility. Courtesy of BHP.
Olympic Dam tailings storage facility. Courtesy of BHP.

The appropriate and responsible management of tailings and tailings storage facilities in South Australia is focused on ensuring safe, stable and economic storage of the mineral wastes produced by mining operations during the mining and processing of mineral ores.

More information about managing tailings from mining operations in South Australia

In situ recovery (ISR) mining

In situ recovery mines use fluid to recover valuable minerals from the ground without digging and moving tonnes or earth in the same way that you would at an open cut or underground mine.About the ISR process

More information about the in situ recovery mining process