Archive for December 2012

Waste Rock Management of the Barneys Canyon Mine

For the past decade, Rio Tinto has had a risk review program at their mining facilities, which is reviewed by the highest level of operations and site management.  A major element of this risk review addresses the potential of Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) formation.  Twenty-four mines and advanced projects have been vetted in this program.  Elements of this risk review program have been integrated into the GARD Guide, a web-base international best practice guide for the prevention of ARD (www.gardguide.com) prepared under the direction of INAP (the International Network for Acid Prevention), a network of international mining companies dedicated to the prevention of ARD.

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