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Tailings disposal options study for Sangan Iron Mine Project, Iran

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dc.contributor.author Rashidinejad, Farshad
dc.contributor.author Naraghi, Saeed
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-18T14:10:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-18T14:10:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/38031
dc.description.abstract This paper is an overview of the tailings disposal options study for Sangan Iron Mine Project situated in north-eastern Iran. The first development phase of the project consists of two oerbodies, a primary crusher, crushed ore handling, stacking and a 2.6 mtpa concentrator plant. The total tailings of this phase is estimated to be 45 Mm³ and in accordance whit the original design, the tailings produced will be stored in three adjacent cells that will be located approximately 3 km southeast of the concentrator plant. The three cells will all roughly be the same size; each cell will store approximately 15 Mm³ of tailings. Each cell is constructed with a rock fill downstream retaining embankment in three stages. Based on this design, no water will be recovered from the tailings storage facility and this is a considerable shortcoming, because the mine site is situated in an arid climate and the only available source for raw water supply is Sangan plain aquifer that for long term is not reliable. This study shows that by applying the paste thickening technology, 0.87 Mm³ per annum of water can be recovered. [All papers were considered for technical and language appropriateness by the organizing committee.] en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tailings and Mine Waste 2011: Vancouver, Canada en_US
dc.title Tailings disposal options study for Sangan Iron Mine Project, Iran en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text conference Paper en_US
dc.description.affiliation Non UBC en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Other en_US


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