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16th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings Stacked, Thickened, Paste and Filtered Tailings 17-19 June 2013

• Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Ouro Minas Palace Hotel, Belo Horizonte, Brazil www.paste2013.com Organized by:

Founding body:

Hosted by:

InfoMine
Mining Intelligence & Technology

Abstracts due by Nov 5, 2012

PIMENTA DE AVILA CONSULTORIA LTDA

First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
2. Filter-Pressed Dry-Stacks • Filter Pressing Technology • Material Management • Stack Design and Operation 3. Thickened Tailings • Thickener Technologies • Rheology • Distribution • Facility Design and Operation • Beach Prediction 4. Paste Tailings • Deep Cone Equipment Technology • Pumping and Distribution • Facility Design and Operation 5. Environmental Considerations • Water Management • Dust Control • Reclamation & Closure 6. Polymer-Amended Tailings • Polymer Selection • Polymer Injection and Discharge Management • Facility Design and Operation • Resulting Polymer-amended Tailings Performance. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts of their papers in English by 5 November 2012. The abstracts should include author contact information and be limited to fewer than 500 words.

BACKGROUND The Paste and Thickened Tailings Seminar, organized every year since 1999, is the leading forum for practitioners in field to meet, deliberate, and exchange knowledge and information. The Seminars are held in important international locations. In 2013, the Seminar will take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, one of the world’s major mining centers. To address technologies of particular relevance to Brazil, the scope has been widened to include additional dewatering methods, including hydraulically stacked (e.g. cycloned tailings sand stacks) and filtered tailings. The Seminar will address any tailings processing and management that enables tailings to be deposited by methods that reduce water consumption and/or reduce or eliminate retention berms or dams. OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Seminar series are to disseminate the advances in technology made in the field of paste and thickened tailings, and provide a forum to present and discuss field applications, and obtain feedback from practitioners working at mine sites worldwide. WHO SHOULD ATTEND The Seminar is aimed at all those involved in the design and management of mine waste disposal facilities, and includes:

• Engineers • Operators • Mine Owners
TOPICS

• Legislators/Regulators • Researchers • Equipment Manufacturers

The following topics and related themes are the focus for Paste 2013. 1. Hydraulically Placed Dry-Stacks • Hydraulically placed, drained sand stacks (cyclone sand stacks and dams). Design, Operation and Performance • Hydraulically placed and sun-dried slimes stacks. Design, Operation and Performance

CONTACT InfoMine Secretariat Telephones: + 1 604 683 2037 (Vancouver); + 55 31 3284 9256 (Belo Horizonte) Email: paste2013@infomine.com | www.paste2013.com