Mining and Geosynthetics Mining and Geosynthetics Mining and GeosyntheticsThe beneficial impact of geosynthetics on the mining industy has increasingly been a focus at international engineering conferences and in engineering journals and trade magazines. The growth of heap leaching (gold, copper, uranium, etc.), for example, is integrally linked to the performance of geosynthetics. NAUE, which manufacturers a large range of geosynthetic materials used by the mining industry, has published a new “Mining and Geosynthetics” document.
The publication looks at how geosynthetics enhance the economic and environmental performance of mining operations—the key reasons that mining is one of the largest (if not the largest) single industry user of geosynthetics.
NAUE focuses on the core applications of influence:

  • Heap leaching
  • Tailings management
  • Evaporation ponds
  • Mine closure
  • Access Roads and Other Geotechnical Structures

The brochure also includes product type descriptions, manufacturing and testing details, information on proper specification, and more.
In a release about the new document, NAUE notes that its broad portfolio of products gives it a unique perspective in mining.

“The company manufactures and supports with design experience all of the geosynthetics essential to mine operations: geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, soil reinforcement geogrids (including composite solutions with embedded filtration and separation geotextile), geosynthetic drainage and venting materials, geotextiles, erosion control mats, and geotextile materials.”

These niches include underground coal mining, mountaintop heap leach, valley fill installations, and more.
Engineered, high-quality geosynthetics, the announcement emphasizes, “help mines produce quicker yields, control environmental threats, improve site safety, and ensure responsible closure.”
To request a free copy of “Mining and Geosynthetics,” contact Kent von Maubeuge,
To learn more about NAUE’s geosynthetics, visit
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