Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich

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Dr. George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, published a very nice report from the International Geosynthetics Society’s IGS Technical Committee Workshops. The gathering, which included workshops organized by the IGS Technical Committees on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) and the IGS Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B) was held in June. We reprint here by permission George Koerner’s re... »

REMINDER: Register Now for IGS June Workshops in Munich

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The International Geosynthetics Society has two exceptional, standalone events being held back-to-back in Munich. The June workshops kick off with the 1st GeoReinforcement Workshop, June 4 – 5. Then, on June 6 – 7, the 1st GeoBarrier Workshop takes place. Each of the June workshops has a separate registration, but both registrations may be made at the events’ shared online regist... »

GSE Environmental to Close Plant in Chile

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Having determined it can more efficiently serve its South American market through its other international manufacturing operations, geosynthetics producer GSE Environmental has announced it will close its plant in Antofagasta, Chile. The announcement follows what the company has called a “thorough evaluation of different means to optimize manufacturing productivity, market competitiveness, a... »

PERUMIN 2015 Welcomes Two Big Geosynthetics Presentations

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In September 2014, Geosynthetica and its publisher, Minerva, began discussions with the organizers of the world’s largest mining event, PERUMIN 2015, on getting geosynthetics content into its technical program. Geosynthetics have traditionally been overlooked in mining conferences, despite the enormous presence of the materials in and impact they have on the sector. Geosynthetica proposed 8 topics... »

Geomembranes in Mining: the State of Research

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An interview with Dr. Fady Abdelaal, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, by Chris Kelsey The first conference dedicated exclusively to geosynthetics in mining was held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2014. One of the presenters was Dr. Fady Abdelaal, who for the past 6 years has been part of the long-running geosynthetic barrier systems research being led ... »

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... »

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... »

Denis and Vangeluwe to Present at MINEX Russia 2013

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Varennes, QC – Solmax will be present at the MINEX Russia 2013 mining forum held at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre in Moscow from October 2 to 3, 2013. The event is the largest and most prominent mining and mineral exploration forum in Russia and focuses on promoting the best mining practices and helping to facilitate new international business ventures. Every year the forum a... »