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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS BY USE OF PASTE BACKFILL TECHNOLOGY FOR DISPOSAL OF SULFIDE-BEARING MINE TAILINGS

AUTHOR/S: KESIMAL, A., YILMAZ, E., ERCIKDI, B.
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2004

4th International Scientific Conference - SGEM2004, www.sgem.org, SGEM2004 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 14-18, 2004, 431- 440pp

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the potential environmental benefits afforded by use of paste
backfill technology when tailings are sulfide-bearing and provides a case study chosen from
an underground mine in north-east Turkey in order to illustrate these benefits. Additionally, it
includes discussions on different slump values with varying cement contents under 28-day
uniaxial compressive strength tests for mine tailings and determines the rheological properties
of mine tailings with respect to paste production.