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15 September 2022

Provisional InSAR data for the Jagersfontein Tailings Storage Facility failure

CGG Minerals and Mining has posted provisional but fascinating InSAR data for the site of the Jagersfontein Tailings Storage Facility failure

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13 September 2022

Analysing the aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster

Aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster highlights a complex failure event and high mobility of the slimes.

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12 September 2022

The 11 September 2022 Jagersfontein tailings dam failure

On 11 September 2022 a major tailings dam failure occurred at Jagersfontein in South Africa. The local plume of pollution extends >8 km.

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8 September 2022

The 5 September 2022 landslide at a mine at Labohan Dagang in Malaysia

On 5 September 2022 a significant landslide occurred at an active tin (?) mine in Labohan Dagang, Banting, Malaysia. The event was caught on video from two different perspectives. 

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4 August 2022

The 26 July 2016 landslide at Fushun west pit in China

On 26 July 2016 a 3.1 million cubic metre landslide occurred at a high wall coal mine at Fushun in China, causing extensive damage. The failure is documented in a new paper (Sun et al. 2022) in the journal Landslides.

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4 May 2022

The Claxton Bay landslide in Trinidad

The residents of a community in the Claxton Bay area of Trinidad in the Caribbean are having their lives destroyed by a landslide

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6 April 2022

A tailings dam failure in Wenquan Township Jiaokou County, Shanxi Province, China

On 27 March 2022 a tailings dam failed at Wenquan Township, Shanxi Province, China. Satellite images from Planet reveal the scale of the event

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28 March 2022

Ibri: a large quarry landslide in Al-Dhahirah, Oman

Ibri: on 27 March 2022 a large landslide in a marble quarry in Al-Dhahirah, Oman killed six workers and injured a further five people.

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13 January 2022

The Pau Branco landslide – video of the overtopping of the dam

The 8 January 2022 Pau Branco landslide in mine waste – CCTV footage has now emerged showing the overtopping of the dam

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12 January 2022

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant release of mine waste, which appears to have flowed into the water retention structure below.  This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path:- . As the image shows, the landslide overtopped the retaining structure, which remained essentially intact (note the superficial erosion on either side of the dam abutments).  The …

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