Soilworks is the trusted partner for large-scale open pit and underground mining operations around the globe. From wind-blown tailings impoundments and dam wall erosion, to dusty tunneling drifts and haul road instability, Soilworks is known for its dependable ability to solve difficult soil stabilization and dust control challenges that impact each mine’s profitability and safety. Air quality compliance, miners’ health, operational safety and efficiency optimization are all part of our innovative capabilities.
How much of your tailings are lost to wind erosion?
On the surface, it’s easy to understand that wind can have an impact on the erosion of mine tailings. But do you how much of an impact? Left untreated, 95 percent of the tailings will disappear in just 25 minutes. Treat the mine tailings with Soiltac and only 0.2 percent will erode – even after 8 hours of testing.