volume 14, issue 3, P399-407 1977
DOI: 10.1139/t77-043
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Abstract: This paper discusses the design and performance of a tailings dam constructed over very loose, saturated sandy silt foundation soils. A major slide in an iron tailings disposal area in 1948 resulted in liquefied tailings flowing through a valley and depositing up to 6 m of very loose tailings over glacial till. The properties of the saturated tailings foundation soils were critical to the overall dam design. The new dam will eventually reach a height of 30 m.The paper discusses consolidation and strength para…

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