Heap leach operations typically incorporate gravity percolation of solutions through copper or gold ore placed on a lined pad. The design and construction of liners, drainage measures and solution collection systems are key components for the development of cost-effective, environmentally secure leach pads.
We have designed heap leach pads in physically and environmentally challenging locations for some of the largest heap leaching operations in the world. We also recognize that successful construction represents the proper implementation of the design and is as important as the design itself. We have developed well established quality control procedures and have extensive experience in quality assurance and quality control to ensure that construction practices are appropriate.