Las Tortolas Tailings Storage Facility


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Years of Service

2010 to Present

Project Description

The Las Tortolas Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) processes ore from the Los Bronces Mine (located about 42 km east from the TSF in the high Andes, in Chile) and stores since 1994 all tailings processed in one impoundment.

Anglo American retained RGC to perform a comprehensive hydrogeological study of this facility, including:

  • Data review
  • Site characterization work
  • Numerical modeling of groundwater flow & solute transport.

This investigation is designed to provide specialist guidance for the current and long-term (i.e. Life-of-Mine) mitigation of tailings seepage.

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