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Evaluation of mill tailings disposal practices and potential dam stability problems in southwestern United States: Kennecott Copper Corporation, Magna tailings dam, Magna, Utah.
W. A. Wahler & Associates
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 50(3)-75, 1974 Dec; :1-226
This volume presents the results of studies of Kennecott Copper Corp.'s tailings embankment at Magna, Utah. The stability studies described were performed on only one cross section of the embankment, utilizing data obtained from drilling, sampling, and testing that were limited in nature. The main objective of the data collection was to provide background information to support the overall research effort.
Waste disposal; Tailings; Mining industries; Dams; Embankments; Soil stabilization; Drilling; Sampling; Safety; Failure; Copper industry; Geologic structures; Refuse disposal; Civil engineering; Engineering geology
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 50(3)-75; Contract-S0110520
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 50(3)-75
WA; UT; CA
W. A. Wahler & Associates, Palo Alto, California
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