- Building Trades. gravel, aggregate, etc., failing to pass through a given screen.
- the residue of any product, as in mining; leavings.
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The trail climbs over reclaimed mine tailings, now grass-covered hills, and past an old mine building.
Starting in the late ’80s, the company used soil to place a temporary cover over the tailings.
There, trucks take tailings from the train to the disposal cell, an excavated area that, once finished, will be a mile long and nearly half a mile wide.
In addition to being powered by renewable energy, CTR says the project uses a closed-loop direct extraction process that returns spent brine to its underground source and leaves no production tailings, a kind of waste reside from mining.GM is investing in a California lithium extraction project|Aria Alamalhodaei|July 2, 2021|TechCrunch
“If we can come up with a recipe on all these different tailings, the opportunities could explode,” Wilcox says.Asbestos could be a powerful weapon against climate change (you read that right)|James Temple|October 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Katy Perry was admonished for dressing up as an angel while tailing her grandmother to an event.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'|Tim Teeman|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The great irony is when we start to discuss the tailing ponds.
The result, as George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr puts it, is “the digital equivalent of tailing a suspect.”
Each day she drove out on deals with one of the Mexicans tailing her in the black Buick and collecting all the money she made.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the 1920s, that might have involved tailing suspects to their home.
Tall trees on the lee side of it called for plenty of energetic side-slipping and fish-tailing.
Jimmy knew he was overshooting too much to dare attempt to kill his surplus speed by fish-tailing.
But the mysterious stranger was too quick for him, and when Tailing leapt to his feet he was alone.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
A grassy glade slopes down to the bank, tailing away inland into a path something like a “ride” in an English game covert.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford
I had done a fine job of tailing and I wanted someone to pin a leather medal on me.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith