Reclamation & Deposition

Witwatersrand Basin

After the solid tailing material of the current deposition sites in the Witwatersrand is converted into slurry, it is filtered and re-processed by the existing processing plants to take out the remaining gold and uranium. The left-over slurry is then transported through pipes to the centralized tailing facility. At the facility, the material is converted into ‘cake’ by a process of dewatering. The now dry material is transported to the final deposition site, where it is stacked by so-called ‘spreaders’.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)