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International consortium to recover CRMs from stockpiles/tailings targeting RI

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: This project aims to fill the existing technical gaps in mining stockpiles/tailings by introducing innovative techniques.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: Current techniques, methods and processes to recover raw materials will be analyzed, a case study will be selected to investigate the economic value, the environmental aspects and to eventually gain raw materials in the European Union. Round tables will give the opportunity for international experts to exchange knowledge.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: This practices aims to increase knowledge and understand value of existing types of metal stockpiles.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is relevant for both public policy contexts and industry contexts.

INCO-Piles-2020. International consortium to recover CRMs from stockpiles/tailings targeting RIS
Data item type
Knowledge base
Practice type
Public policy
Learning relevance
Guidelines / guidance document
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Metalliferous minerals
Extractive life-cycle
Pre-exploitation / development stage (e.g. feasibility study)
Exploitation phase
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Sustainability scope
Planning beyond the mine life
Waste management