About The Tailings Center
Catastrophic failures of tailings facilities in recent years have resulted in step-change developments and new industry standards of care and regulatory requirements. These enhanced programs require a significant increase in the number of and training available for engineers and scientists to meet the requirements of improved safe design, construction operation, and closure of tailings facilities. To meet this growing need for multi-disciplinary training and education, three major universities in the US that are at the core of training and research in mining engineering and mine waste management have combined forces to form the Tailings Center. These universities are the Colorado School of Mines (Mines), Colorado State University (CSU) and the University of Arizona (Arizona).
The Tailings Center has developed six short courses that provide registrants with an understanding of the Fundamentals of Tailings Management. All courses will be offered online, and all content will be available both synchronously and asynchronously. Registrants will have access to the course content for 3 months after completion of the course. Courses may be taken individually, or all six courses can be taken in sequence earning a Tailings Center certificate of completion. The target audience for these courses are those who seek additional basic knowledge on tailings management.
Our Vision is to be the world leader in:
• Providing professional development for mining industry stakeholders in the safe and best-available practices for the design and operation of tailings management systems.
• Industry-driven applied scientific and engineering research to ever improve the design and operational performance of tailings management systems.
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
The University of Arizona
Trio of Major Mining Institutions
Focused on Mining Industry Needs
Technical Advisory Committee of tailings experts focus Center actions:
1. Independent consultant Chairperson (1)
2. Mining company representatives (2)
3. Regulatory agency representatives (2)
4. Engineering consulting firm representatives (2)