Recovery of cobalt and copper through reprocessing of tailings from .
FILTER PRESS PLANT - AS USED ON A. TYPICAL . (in copper)and, Bafokeng 6n Platinum) .. Tailings A is the cycloned sand (underflow) from a copper.Tailings, also called mine dumps, culm dumps, slimes, tails, refuse, leach residue or slickens, . The amount of tailings can be large, ranging from 90–98% for some copper ores to 20–50% of the other . Other disasters caused by tailings dam failures are, the 2000 Baia Mare cyanide spill and the Ajka alumina plant accident.