Tailings History Package

Many mining companies are responsible for older tailings facilities. Whether active or inactive, these structures require constant monitoring and ongoing maintenance. Reliable survey data is essential for proper management.

For many tailings facilities, records of construction and deposition are either incomplete or missing altogether. For facilities without reliable records, the Tailings History Package is a practical solution for obtaining missing survey data or verifying existing records.

Product Accuracy & Specifications

A Tailings History Package comes with the following specifications:

Accuracy (vertical) ~15 cm RMSE
Accuracy (volume) ~1-2% error
Time period On request
Data intervals On request
Area Unlimited
  • Engineering Survey Package
  • Volume measurements
  • Water body outlines
  • Deposition graph
  • Accuracy report
Thinned grid option On request

Delivery Time

To complete Tailings History Package, we search the satellite archive for suitable photos. The delivery time for this product depends on:

  • Time period: The archive goes back as far as the 1960s. Up to the current date, we can complete a tailings history for any period when the data is available.
  • Data intervals: Where suitable photos exist, we can conduct surveys at different intervals (e.g. annual, 5-year intervals, etc.).

Delivery times may vary. Read more about Timeline for Delivery.


Satellite surveying is a practical solution for global companies with sites around the world.