Skip to main content

Table 1 Geotechnical index properties of selected fine-grained tailings

From: Large-strain consolidation modeling of mine waste tailings

Slurry type G s w L (%) w P (%) I P (%) USCS Symbol Reference
(a) Sedimentary clays       
China clay 2.66 53 32 21 MH Znidarcic et al., 1986
Georgia Kaolin 2.6 44 25 19 CL Znidarcic et al., 1986
Phosphate Slime 2.77 100 40 60 CH Roma, 1976
(b) Residual soils       
Laterite 3.16 83 42 41 MH Azam et al., 2009
Bauxite 3.05 54 40 14 MH Cooling,1985
Uranium 2.81 32 27 5 ML Matyas et al., 1984
(c) Oil sand tailings       
Ore A–C, RPW 2.55 50 26 24 CH Miller et al., 2010
Ore A–NC, TRW 2.51 60 31 29 CH Miller et al., 2010
Ore B–C, RPW 2.48 52 27 25 CH Miller et al., 2010
Ore B–NC, TRW 2.45 58 28 30 CH Miller et al., 2010
Ore A–NC, URW 2.5 55 28 27 CH Miller et al., 2010
Desanded 2.65 57 25 32 CH Lord and Liu, 1998
Cyclone overflow 2.53 50 21 29 CH Jeeravipoolvarn et al., 2009a
  1. Extraction Process: C, caustic; NC, non-caustic.
  2. Pore Water: RPW, recycled pond water; TRW, treated river water; URW, untreated river water.