The Conference objective is to provide a forum for presenting the state of the art with respect to mill tailings and mine waste, and to discuss current and future issues facing the mining and environmental communities.


Tailings and Mine Waste '11 is part of a series of symposia on mill tailings management started at Colorado State University in 1978. The primary purpose of the Conference is to provide a forum for members of the mining community, engineers and scientists serving the mining industry, regulatory groups, and other interest groups concerned with environmental issues related to tailings and mine waste management. Issues of environmental science and engineering, geochemistry, geotechnics, hydrogeology, milling, mining, mining engineering, tailings management, and other topics related to tailings and mine waste will be covered in focused sessions.

Scope of Conference

The program will include sessions by practitioners and recognized experts on the general themes of the Conference. The Conference also will include exhibits of equipment and instrumentation and short courses. Proceedings of the Conference will be published and available at the time of the event. Authors of all papers included in the Proceedings will be allowed to make oral presentations at the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Mine and mill managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, geotechnologists, geoenvironmentalists, regulatory personnel, consulting engineers, researchers, and other interested groups have found the Tailings and Mine Waste Conference to be an exciting place to present ideas, learn of new developments, make contacts in their professional fields, and discuss problems of mutual interest.