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Tailings Management: Practical Considerations

Seminar: Management, Operation and Relinquishment of Tailings Storage Facilities

Presentation: Case Study – Tailings and waste disposal at Frieda River – a new paradigm in PNG
Date: Wednesday 28 April


Dave Luppnow
Principal Consultant (Mine Waste)  |

Dave has over 20 years’ experience in site investigations, site selection, design, construction, reclamation and project management of engineered structures for mine waste disposal, including tailings dams, heap leach pads and mine waste rocks dumps.  He has managed multi-disciplinary studies for a broad range of tailings projects related to more than 20 tailings dams, including upstream, centreline and downstream raised impoundments.  He has specific large copper tailings project experience in the South Africa, USA, Papua New Guinea, Argentina and Chile, and specific leach pad experience in Mongolia, West Africa, USA and Chile for commodities ranging across copper, gold and, most recently, uranium.  David’s experience extends to dump leaches and dedicated and re-usable pads.  His recent experience includes the feasibility design of a 260 m-high tailings facility in Papua New Guinea.  Other relevant experience includes the feasibility design of 90,000 tpd day copper paste tailings facility in Chile and a 30,000 tpd dry stack facility in Australia, and a gold heap leach feasibility study in Guinea.

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