At our Naran Mandal Gold Operations, Mongold’s tailings management plan draws on the principles of the ICMM vision for safe management of tailings facilities and the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. Tailings are a waste product of minerals processing which can vary on some sites from being very liquid, to being dry.  The tailings are pumped from the processing plant to a storage facility where the waste – containing both minerals and chemicals – can be safely stored and managed.

Our tailings are dry, with some 12-16% moisture.  The current tailings management facility is constructed less than a kilometre from the processing site. The facility is lined to prevent the leakage of tailings into the groundwater.  Future site expansions will necessitate tailings facility upgrades.

Our environmental management plan also contains the relevant risk assessments associated with tailings management.