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Tailings vs Interburden vs Overburden

While overburden represents the largest single stream of waste generated by most surface mining operations, it’s far from the only material that needs special handling on the site.

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Liner Selection for Overburden Containment

Containment of any material produced during mining begins with a geomembrane. 

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Why is Overburden Difficult to Contain?

While the term overburden may indicate a uniform composition and standard features, the actual material is anything but constant.

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Overburden Removal Cost and How Containment Affects It

While the term overburden may refer to practically any amount of material lying over a valuable deposit, it tends to include hundreds of thousands of tons per mining site. 

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Risks of Mishandling Overburden Material

Mining is necessary to extract the essential ores, oil, and coal we rely on every day. 

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Potential Uses for Overburden

Many industries start out producing large volumes of what appears to be waste material, only to discover many uses for it as time goes by. 

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Careful Overburden Handling is Key to Oil Sands Success

With oil sand mining facilities producing some of the largest volumes of overburden today, it represents a part of the industry that has a larger than usual impact on the environment. 

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How is Overburden Produced?

Overburden is a natural consequence of almost all mining procedures. 

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