Dome Gold Mines (ASX:DME) has successfully used sand tailings from magnetite mining in Sigatoka, Fiji, to create concrete in tests in Sydney.

The firm had the sand tailings production process supervised by Boral Technical Manager Ion Dumitruas, as part of a Definite Feasibility Study.

Dome Gold Mines says the sand's good abrasion, disintegration and abrasion resistance made it suitable for use in high-performance concrete.