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EGLL 2020 - Fundamentals of Tailings Engineering

  • 15 PDHs
  • Online

This course is a broad overview of mine tailings with the objective of providing participants the fundamentals needed to engage in conversations, project, research, and subsequent learning opportunities on mine tailings. The broad overview will start with the generation of mine tailings in mining practices and end with discussions on key factors that factor into the engineering design of tailings storage facilities. Topics covered in the course include the following: generation of tailings in mining; tailings characteristics; geoenvironmental aspects of tailings; dewatering and the tailings continuum; tailings geotechnics; introduction to critical state soil mechanics; and engineering parameters of mine tailings.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

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