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Tailings

Tailings is a common by-product of the mineral recovery process. They usually take the form of a liquid slurry made of fine mineral particles – created when mined ore is crushed, ground and processed – and water.

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About tailings

Tailings is a common by-product of the mineral recovery process, usually comprising a liquid slurry of fine mineral particles and water.

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

Setting a global benchmark to achieve strong social, environmental and technical outcomes.

Tailings storage facilities owned or operated by ICMM company members

Member responses to the ask by the Church of England & Council on Ethics for details of tailings storage facilities