Success of Geosynthetics 2017 Sets the Stage for 2018 Edition in Chile

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Geosynthetics 2017, the First International Conference on Technology and Application of Geosynthetics, took place in Santiago, Chile 18 – 20 October 2017. The event met all of its inaugural expectations, enjoyed strong industry support, and featured a wide-range of topics and international representation in the short courses and technical programs. Roughly 50 papers (English and Spanish language) ... »

Expert Geosynthetics Installation for Better Silver and Gold Mining ROI

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The Coeur Rochester mine in Rochester, Nevada produced 4.6 million ounces of silver and 52,600 ounces of gold in 2016. One of the reasons for the success of the open pit and surface mining operation, with its on-site heap leach pads, has been the use of 80-mil high-density polyethylene geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners for the various containment needs and geotextiles for cushioning, prote... »

Geosynthetics 2017 Call for Abstracts Extended to May 30

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The organizers of Geosynthetics 2017, the First International Conference on Technology and Application of Geosynthetics, have invited abstracts of 200 – 300 words in either English or Spanish. Deadline for submission: May 30. The conference will be held 18 – 20 October 2017 Hotel Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile. SUBMIT ABSTRACTS ONLINE GEOSYNTHETICS 2017 TOPICS & SPONSORS The organizing committ... »

Solmax Invites CIM 2017 Attendees to Tour Manufacturing Plant

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The manufacturing process for geosynthetics is complex but learning more about these processes is extremely instructive for how to properly utilize and understand geosynthetic materials. During CIM 2017, one of the biggest mining conferences in Canada, Solmax will open its doors to tours of its state-of-the-art geosynthetics manufacturing plant in Montreal. CIM 2017 is the annual conference of the... »

Pan-American Mining Opportunities

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. GeoAmericas 2016 is the 3rd Pan-Americ... »

Mine Engineering Presentations at GeoAmericas 2016

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. THE LIST BELOW details a number of the... »

International Additions to Slope Stability Course at GeoAmericas

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TRI Environmental’s John Allen, P.E. will lead a half-day short course on “Slope Stability and Interface Friction Using Geosynthetics” during GeoAmericas 2016 in Miami. Allen has announced the addition of three speakers who will provide additional technical insight and multi-lingual support: Dr. Vincius Benjamim, P.Eng; Renzo Vihelmo Ayala Alarco, M. Sc., P.Eng.; and Dr. Patrick ... »

Mining Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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When GeoAmericas 2016 convenes in April in Miami, one of its cornerstone topics will be mining engineering. The scale of mines has increased dramatically in the past decade, which has elevated the need for geosynthetics. The many ways in which geosynthetics help provide safer, stronger yields while enabling more cost-effective approaches—including for some staggering engineering—will be on full di... »

The Rise of Raincoat Liners in Mining

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Mining operations continue to scale up, achieving previously thought “impossible” designs  every few years. These engineering feats enable new impossibilities to be proposed. While heap leach engineering and technology is driving much of the escalation in mining scale, a rather simple solution is helping make these installations safer and more efficient—which is to say more profitable: raincoats. ... »

November Short Course on Heap Leach Design

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A comprehensive heap leach design short course has been announced as part of the opportunities at Heap Leach Solutions 2014. Led by an international team (Renzo Ayala, Jonathan Bray, Denys Parra, and Mark Smith), the course will be broken into 11 sections, giving attendees deep-level technical understanding across the range of issues that govern heap leach design, effectiveness, and cost control. ... »

InfoMine Update on Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014

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By Jack Caldwell – On 8 – 11 September 2014, InfoMine is hosting the first international conference on Geosynthetics Mining Solutions. Why a conference on geosynthetics in mining when there are other conferences on geosynthetics? Two reasons: first, because geosynthetics in mining have to solve problems not commonly encountered in civil construction; and, second, because almost half th... »

Early-Bird Rate EXTENDED to August 1 for Geosynthetics Mining Solutions

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UPDATE: The early-bird registration deadline for Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014, organized by InfoMine in partnership with SLR Consulting, has been extended to AUGUST 1. This international conference is the first mining conference specifically dedicated to the use of geosynthetics within mining. It will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 8 – 11 September 2014. VISIT THE EVENT WEBS... »

Geosynthetics Featured in Heap Leach Solutions 2014 Abstracts

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The Second International Conference on Heap Leach Solutions (Heap Leach Solutions 2014) will be held 10 – 13 November 2014 in Lima, Peru. Organized by Infomine, the event builds upon the success of the inaugural event, which was held in Vancouver in 2013; and brings it right into the heart of South America’s resource-rich mining industry. VIEW THE ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS (PDF) The conference is charact... »

Geosynthetics Mining Solutions Opens Early Registration

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InfoMine’s Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 will be held 8 – 11 September 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (www.geosyntheticssolutions.com). This event marks the first mining conference dedicated solely to utilization of geosynthetics in the sector, and it has attracted a strong group of speakers and sponsors. The organizers have announced the availability of a special early re... »

INSTALLATION: Gold Mine Heap Leach Pad

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By American Environmental Group – AEG began work on providing geosynthetic installation services for a heap leach pad expansion project for a gold mine in northern Nevada. The mine encompasses a total of approximately 61,389 acres. Operations at the mine involve open pit mining and run-of-mine heap leaching of oxide ore from nearby pits. Phase I of the new leach pad expansion, on which AEG w... »

DEADLINES: Heap Leach Solutions 2014 Abstracts

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Infomine held a very successful inaugural heap leach conference in Vancouver last in 2013, and now the organization returns with Heap Leach Solutions 2014 (www.heapleachsolutions.com). The event will be held 10 – 13 November 2014 at the JW Marriott in Lima, Peru and feature high-quality presentations, learning, and networking opportunities in one of South America’s most active and important mining... »

Heap Leach Solutions 2014 Extends Abstracts Call

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Infomine has announced that the abstracts submission window for Heap Leach Solutions 2014 (www.heapleachsolutions.com) has been extended to May 12. Heap Leach Solutions will be held 10 – 13 November 2014 at the JW Marriott in Lima, Peru. The first Heap Leach Solutions conference took place in September 2013 in Vancouver and was well attended by 277 delegates from 17 countries. Geosynthetica’s Eliz... »

Solmax Publishes Mining Solutions Magazine

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Montreal (Qc) – Solmax releases its first issue  of a series of technical magazines. We are proud to present Mining Solutions, a publication which explains the benefits and the use of polyethylene geomembranes in different mining processes such as heap leach, tailings and evaporation ponds. Mining Solutions Topics Geomembrane Benefits Heap Leach Tailings Evaporation Ponds Polyethylene Geomembranes... »

Abstracts Extension: Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014

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The deadline for submission of abstracts to Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 has been extended to March 17. Organized by Infomine, and in partnership with SLR Consulting, the event will be held 8 – 11 September 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. It will be the first conference and exhibition specifically devoted to geosynthetics in mining applications. Geosynthetics Mining Solutions (www.geosynth... »

Geosynthetics in Mining Applications: Containment

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When GeoAfrica 2013 convenes in Accra, Ghana 18-20 November 2013, Prof. Malek Bouazza (Monash University) will deliver one of the keynote addresses on a subject dear to Ghana’s continuing development: mining. Prof. Bouazza will focus on the many ways geosynthetics have, can and should be utilized in mining. Here, we publish a summary of “Geosynthetics in Mining Applications: What have we learned?”... »

GSI Webinar – Geosynthetics in Heap Leach Mining

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By Geosynthetic Institute – The next GSI Webinar will be “Geosynthetics in Heap Leach Mining.” It will take place 13 November 2013 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (EST). This continues the Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI) monthly webinar series, with each session being held every second Wednesday of the month. REGISTER VIA THE GSI WEBSITE   Over the past ten years the extractio... »

InfoMine Announces Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014

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In September 2014, a new mining conference focused on the utilization of geosynthetics within this vital global engineering sector will convene. From 8-11 September 2014, the conference division of InfoMine will host Geosynthetics Mining Solutions. The conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This conference marks the first specialty focus of its sort targeted to the mini... »

Heap Leach Solutions 2013 Short Courses

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VANCOUVER – Two short courses will be offered on Sunday, September 22 prior to the Heap leach Solutions conference. These short courses are specifically designed to help participants get the most out of the conference, which provides a place where new ideas, technologies and practices can be discussed and shared between scientists and engineers. Each of the courses on offer is a full day cou... »

Solmax at Heap Leach Solutions 2013 Conference

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Varennes, QC – Solmax will present at the Heap Leach Solutions 2013 conference in Vancouver, Canada on September 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm. Robert Denis (Vice President – Product Engineering, Solmax) will present a technical paper written in collaboration with Daniel Tan (Senior Technical Director, Solmax) on linear low density polyethylene geomembranes (LLDPE) for cold climate mining applications. Math... »

Improving the Stability of Heap Leach Pads

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By Allan J. Breitenbach, P.E., and Chris Athanassopoulos, P.E. – Geosynthetic composite liner systems, consisting of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) underlying geomembrane liners, are seeing increased use in heap leach pads due to faster construction time and improved liquid containment compared to compacted clay liners. The improved hydraulic performance provided by geomembrane/GCL composite lini... »