In a dry climate such as Nevada's, waste rock and tailings
are covered with a layer of soil so thick that it can absorb all of the rain that is likely to fall in a given year.
The Company also holds several silver properties in Mexico, including the producing Baroness Tailings
Project in the Zacatecas silver district.
Of the numerous active and inactive mine tailings
that exist in this part of the province, some have been completely deserted, that is, companies have failed to lay claim to the properties.
The Summer Program also began the testing of the Property's mine tailings
for the presence of PGE's that may have been left behind by the earlier mining operations that were focused primarily on extracting nickel and copper.
1,000,000 tonnes of Tailings
averaging 3g/t gold will be supplied over the term of the agreement.
PasteTec offers consulting and EPCM services in the area of tailings
management, backfill production and placement and the handling and disposal of other waste materials.
The Company also holds several silver properties in Mexico, including the producing Barones Tailings
Project in the Zacatecas Silver District.
Next year, Phase 2 will include pumping the tailings
to the dam on the northeastern corner of the property, a project which should be completed by early summer.
in 2004, confirmed that the tailings
are amenable to recovery of gold by both gravity, and cyanidation.
This agglomerated tailings
paste fill (ATPF) consists of pelletized mill tailings
as aggregates and also tailings
for the matrix of paste fill along with cementing binders.
Rio Algom operated 16 mines sites in the Elliot Lake area, dumping millions of tons of copper and uranium tailings
in a number of waste properties.
Erocon stands to benefit from growing concern over tailings