Our Approach

Lundin Mining employs a comprehensive and integrated approach to tailings management. This provides us with confidence that potential safety, environmental and social impacts can be reliably identified and minimized. Efficient mining and mineral processing, along with disposal underground where practicable, allow our operations to minimize the quantities of tailings stored on surface.  Our operations aim to minimize associated risk with a clear understanding of the tailings characteristics, the facility construction materials, and the final settings in which they are placed.

A full list of tailings facilities that Lundin Mining manages, including information on tailings management, construction method, maximum dam height and volume, can be found in our Tailings Management Information Sheet.

Candelaria Tailings Facility at the Candelaria Copper Mining Complex in Chile