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... »

Electrically Conductive Drainage Geocomposites for Oil Sands Tailings

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By Patricia Dolez, Eric Blond, and Pascal Saunier – Management of tailings, such as in oil sands operations, is one of the major operational and environmental challenges faced by the mining industry. The consolidation rate of the high water-content tailings is generally limited by their high physical stability and low hydraulic conductivity. Extended laboratory work conducted in the last three yea... »

Solmax Launches Hot Liquid Rated (HLR) Series Geomembranes

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The innovation trend for more application-specific enhancements to geomembranes continues. Solmax, which not long ago unveiled greater investment in its reflective/white geomembrane lines, has now released the HLR Series. These Hot Liquid Rated, patent-pending geomembranes utilize a special resin and additive package to improve the hydrostatic strength and long-term durability in atypical service ... »

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... »

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 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... »

Australia: Peggs Headlines Jan/Feb Liner Seminar Series

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Geofabrics Australasia has confirmed dates and speakers for the multi-city geosynthetic liner seminar series it is sponsoring across Australia in January and February 2014. Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng, of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL has been announced as the key speaker. Dr. Peggs is an international expert on liner testing, failure analysis and geosynthetic materials R&D; and he has been a leading... »