Keith Seddon has a BEng (Hons) from Monash University, Australia, 1971, a MSc (Applied) from the University of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1974, is a member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia and also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
Mr. Seddon’s areas of expertise pertain to all aspects of mine tailings disposal including site selection and options studies, life of mine planning, feasibility studies, investigation and tailings characterization, design and permitting, assistance with construction and commissioning, surveillance and performance reviews, closure and rehabilitation, and third party reviews and auditing. He has significant experience in each of conventional disposal, thickened and paste tailings and other innovative measures. Moreover, Mr. Seddon has experience with many ore / tailings types and a wide range of geographic and climatic locations.
Mr. Seddon’s experience with tailings and mine waste disposal, and utilisation of thickened tailings is based in the following:Chuquicamata Tailings, Chile – CODELCO (2011); Jack Hills Project, Western Australia – Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd. (2011); Savage River Tailings, Tasmania, Australia – Grange Resources Ltd. (2010-2011); Bozshakol Copper, Kazakhstan – Kazakhmys LLC (2010); Callide Ash Storage – CS Energy (2009-10); Mount Pleasant Project, New South Wales, Australia – Rio Tinto (2007): Century Zinc, Queensland, Australia – CRA Ltd, Minenco (1993-1996); Elura Mine, New South Wales, Australia (1990, 1996); Ernest Henry Mine, Queensland, Australia – Ernest Henry Mining, Fluor (1995); and McArthur River Mine, Northern Territory, Australia – Fluor Daniel (1992-1993).
Mr. Seddon’s experience with conventional tailings disposal is demonstrated in the following: Yarwun Residue Area, Queensland, Australia – Rio Tinto Alcan (2011) Amargosa Bauxite, Brazil – Rio Tinto Exploration (2011) United Colliery, New South Wales, Australia – Xstrata Coal (2008) Browns Oxide Project, Northern Territory, Australia – Compass Resources (2005-2006).
Currently he is the Technical Manager at ATC Williams Pty Ltd (formerly MPA Williams & Associates Pty Ltd / Australian Tailings Consultants).