Tailings dam at Eldorado Gold's Tanjianshan mine in China

How we approach tailings management at Tanjianshan

Last week we introduced you to tailings. Tailings are a part of mining that get a lot of publicity, and managing them responsibly is a key environmental component of our business. While each operation is unique, our approach is to ensure that the environment is protected during and after the operation has closed. Here, we discuss our …

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Dry stack tailings at Eldorado Gold's Efemcukuru gold mine in Turkey

Tailings management 101: An introduction to one of mining’s environmental safeguards

Tailings are a part of mining that get a lot of publicity, and managing them responsibly is a key environmental component of our business. In this post, we’ll help you understand what tailings are and how they’re managed. What are tailings? Tailings are a mixture of solid particles, mostly rock, and water that is left …

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What everyone should know about Eldorado’s sustainability practices

Eldorado works hard to create a company that makes our employees and local communities proud. This means safe and environmentally-friendly operations, reasonable pay for work done, and making a positive impact on the lives of people we touch. To oversee this effort, Eldorado’s Board of Directors includes a Sustainability Committee, chaired by Geoffrey Handley. We caught up …

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Close to home: Why ‘being local’ is key to our success

Ask our people to describe Eldorado and you’ll probably hear that we are a large company that feels like a small company. While we employ more than 7,200 people worldwide, we are very decentralized and our in-country teams have a lot of ownership over day-to-day decisions. They are also primarily from the local regions (99% …

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