Base Metals Mine

Northern Australia

This project comprised the design of intermediate and final cover systems for the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) in a high rainfall, seasonal climate.

The project provided an integrated assessment and included material characterisation, numerical modelling (net percolation and contaminant transport), drainage design and cover system design. The design was used for cost estimations and instrumentation array design for moisture detection, temperature, oxygen fluxing, and infiltration tracking using a deuterium tracer.