In an effort to demonstrate the practicality of utilizing exclusively classified mill tailings for highway enbankment construction, a proposal was made that called for constructing a graded and drained roadway, which included major separation structures at 3 locations and a section of Salt Lake County storm drain. Total waste accumulation from a mulling operation amounts to 700 million cubic yards of mill tailings which have been deposited in a spoils pond covering 5200 acres, 85 feet in height and which is rising at the rate of 3 to 4 feet per year. The mill run tailings were classified, dewatered and made available at the rate and quantity necessary to satisfy the needs of the project, and at a cost competitive with material from other available sources. Details are given of the classifying, and construction features are outlined. This project has demonstrated that the tailings are a quality embankment material, and that they can produced and delivered for use economically.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Association of State Highway & Transp Off

    AASHTO, 341 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Authors:
    • Skewes, J B
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM