Solution[H+] Environmental geochemistry and mine water management
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Mine tailings

Environmental Geochemistry and Mine Drainage Management

Collecting samples of acid seepage from gold mine tailings

Collecting samples of acid seepage from gold mine tailings

 
 

TAILINGS SEEPAGE + GROUNDWATER = ???

Solution[H+] contributed to the design of the new Withok tailings facility, an extension of the Brakpan tailings facility on the East Rand of Gauteng Province, South Africa.

The work involved sampling tailings, laboratory analysis, and geochemical modelling to develop a contaminant source term. This was applied in the numerical groundwater model to predict the impact of the tailings facilities.

<<The design project was completed and presented on schedule to [the Client] last Wednesday. Thanks to everyone for your contributions - everything came together pretty well in the end providing a comprehensively documented cost effective solution>>