Mill Location

Tailings are generally transported from the mill in slurry form, typically with a solid content from 15 to 55 percent by weight. This requires an extensive piping system for the tailings, as well as for pumping reclaim water back to the mill. sites are located downhill from the mill to allow gravity flow of the tailings to the impoundment and to minimize slurry pumping costs. However, pipelines with steep gradients are avoided where possible.