Learning and Discussion of Innovative ideas about Mining Waste Management and also Mining Related News and Activities

  • Mine Waste Management Training

    Mine Waste Management Short training sponsored by Government of Japan through JICA in corporation with the Government of PNG through CEPA, MRA and DMPGM.

  • Mount Sinivit Mine

    Acid mine drainage (AMD) continues to flow from the abondoned workings (mine). It is of two types and they are Mine Drainage from underground and open-pit and the seepage water from waste dump and tailings dam.

  • Mining Warden Hearing at Ok Isai Village, Frieda River, East Sepik Province, PNG

    Landowner grievances is always a challenge for the PNG Mining Industry. However, the Regulators of the Mining Inductry facilitate Mining Warden Hearings and Development Forums to address grievances related to mining.

  • Osarizawa Underground Mine Adit

    Osarizawa Underground Mine is an abandoned mine in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Event though the mine is closed, the mine site is kept for sightseeing purposes.

  • Hidden Valley Tailings Storage Facility (TSF)

    Mine Waste refers to the waste related to mining activities such as tailings and waste rock. Management refer to how the mine derived waste is managed by the operator and or the Regulatory Body.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Nature of Geothermal Resources- The Earth's Thermal Engine

Nature of geothermal resources are explained by many  researchers from all works of lives. Most of the information provided in this articles is purely educational information and not intended to propose or produce as a research paper. This article was produced as part of published journal research presentation for graduate school of engineering at Kyushu University. Some of the information provided in this article may relate to an original journal or research papers.

















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Saturday, 12 October 2019

Thyphoon Hagibis Hitting Japan and Many Lives are in Danger 12th October 2019

Typhoon Hagibis is strongly hitting the Tokyo Metropolitan area and Shizuoka Prefecture and many lives and properties in danger and some have already being affected by the most dangerous typhoon. This Typhoon Hagibis has caused catastrophic damage to the people and the properties and infrastructures.

The typhoon has already started and will continue for the next two to three days.

According to the NHK live news, the Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued heavy rain emergency warnings for Tokyo and Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi, Nagano, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Fukushima, Miyagi and Niigata prefectures. It is the highest level of warning in the JMA's five-level warning scale.


Photo taken from Youtube live stream


Live news on latest updates regarding typhoon hagibis refer to the link below;

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/ 
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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Small Scale Mining in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Small-scale mining in Papua New Guinea was practiced for more than a century when the first ever gold discovery was done in the Sudest Island in in the Milne Bay Province in 1888. The small-scale mining operation then extended to other neighbouring islands of Missima and Woodlark and further to the other parts of Papua New Guinea.

It is also known that about 100 years ago there were also miners mining on the Yodda and Gira fields in Oro Province and 10 years later at Lakekamu in Gulf Province in 1920s. These discoveries led to the development of major mining operations in Papua new Guinea.

Gold is still actively produced in Bulolo Wau area as well as other areas in PNG today.

The early miners were able to open up the Highlands in the 1930's and located gold at Kainantu, Kuta and Porgera. Others discovered the Sepik areas and found gold at Maprik and Amanab. The early miners also mined at Kupai on Bougainville near the closed Panguna Mine.

Gold remains an integral part of the cash economy in areas where gold has been traditionally mined. The local landowners are testing their own land and finding new gold anomalies throughout PNG.

today we have more than 50,000 to 60,000 small scale gold miners working at various alluvial gold districts throughout he country using various mining methods.

The most commonly known basic mining methods are sluicing and panning. The miners sometimes use water pump and other motor powered machines in their operation to either go semi-mechanised or fully mechanised.

Abandoned Trommel at Tuguba River Mine Site in Tamo, East Sepik Province

Mechanized Mining Equipment Parked at an alluvial mine site at Tuguba River, Tamo in the East Sepik Province












Note:
The this article is an extract from a publication by Department of Mining Papua New Guinea,2001.



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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Stability Analysis of Tailings Dam - Brief

Stability of Tailings Dam describes the tendency of a dam to resist failure. Failure encompasses both mass movements in which large volumes of rock/soil or dam embankment materials slip and smaller-scale displacements such as minor tension cracks on surface, rock falls etc. All types of rock-slope failures are important as they can have a significant impact on Tailings dam, mines, properties and lives either on the slope or at its base. Instability cause by mass movement of rocks along a plane occurs in four ways: plane failure, wedge failure, toppling failure and circular failure. 


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Osarizawa Mine in Akita Prefecture, Japan

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