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Application of Tailings Flow Analyses to Field Conditions.


PB84174184

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Bryant, S.; Duncan, J. M.; Seed, H. B.
Page Count 311
Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop procedures to measure Bingham flow properties for mine tailings and to use these procedures to predict the possible consequences of a hypothetical tailings flow failure at the Tenmile Tailings Pond at Climax, CO. Values of Bingham yield shear strength and plastic viscosity were measured for 10 materials using results obtained from vaned coaxial viscometer tests and triaxial tests. It was concluded that the consequences of such a failure were minimal and the failure itself highly unlikely.
Keywords
  • Mine wastes
  • Mines(Excavations)
  • Tailings
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Fluid flow
  • Ponds
  • Shear strength
  • Plastic properties
  • Viscometry
  • Safety
  • Water pollution
  • Environmental impacts
  • Failure
  • Mathematical models
  • Estimates
  • Colorado
  • Water reclamation
  • Mill tailings
  • Tenmile Tailings Ponds
  • Tailings impoundments
  • Health hazards
  • Climax(Colorado)
  • Bingham flow parameters
  • TFLOW computer program
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors California Univ., Berkeley.; Bureau of Mines, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Open file rept. 1 Oct 78-1 Aug 83.
NTIS Issue Number 198413
Contract Number
  • J0285039
Application of Tailings Flow Analyses to Field Conditions.
Application of Tailings Flow Analyses to Field Conditions.
PB84174184

  • Mine wastes
  • Mines(Excavations)
  • Tailings
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Fluid flow
  • Ponds
  • Shear strength
  • Plastic properties
  • Viscometry
  • Safety
  • Water pollution
  • Environmental impacts
  • Failure
  • Mathematical models
  • Estimates
  • Colorado
  • Water reclamation
  • Mill tailings
  • Tenmile Tailings Ponds
  • Tailings impoundments
  • Health hazards
  • Climax(Colorado)
  • Bingham flow parameters
  • TFLOW computer program
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 68D - Water Pollution & Control
  • J0285039
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