Stillwater Mine

Project Highlights:

  • Independent Tailings Review Board
  • Engineering Design Review
  • Regulatory Reporting

Nye-Hertzler Tailings Independent Review Panel (2020-2023)

Tierra Group reviewed the TSF design to support an NI 43-101 compliant Feasibility Study. The TSF design incorporated a paste tailings disposal method in an environmentally sensitive fisheries habitat. Tierra Group sits on the Independent Review Panel per the Montana State Code (2021). Tierra Group is responsible for reviewing all new or expanded TSF designs to ensure state of the industry good practice is achieved.

Project Highlights:

  • Independent Tailings Review Board
  • Engineering Design Review
  • Regulatory Reporting

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