All Blog Posts about ‘Heap Leaching’

SX-EW Moves into New Metal Markets

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The solvent extraction electro-winning process (SX-EW) is a hydrometallurgical means of extracting, purifying, and concentrating metals. SX-EW has continued to demonstrate successful use in effectively extracting and recovering copper from low grade and oxide ores. As a result, SX-EW has quickly become a staple in Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low grade ore sources. Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Copper is a versatile metal used in many of the products that modern civilization relies on, from electronics to infrastructure. For decades, smelting has been the primary approach to copper extraction. Although this method has proven to be effective for high grade sulfide ores, it Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore agglomerator

Our photo this week shows two ore agglomerators, used in the heap leaching process to extract metals such as gold, silver, nickel, or copper from ore. Once ore is mined and crushed, it is placed inside a rotary drum agglomerator, along with a leachate solution. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Drum Shipping

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Drum

This week’s photo of the week shows a FEECO rotary ore agglomerator as it travels down a road in Northeast Wisconsin. The drum, which weighed in at 226,000 lbs., and traveled on a 210 ft. long, 19 ft. wide trailer, was one of three that Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums for Processing Gold Ore

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Drum

As gold continues to be one of the most widely used precious metals, more and more companies are expanding their reach in the gold mining and processing industry. And as with any finite resource in a world of growing demand, reclaiming as much of this Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Heap Leaching Flow Chart

As populations increase, so does the need for resources, including metals such as nickel, silver, gold, copper, and uranium. However, it is not always economically viable to extract these metals from their low-grade ores. And now more than ever, recovering them from what is available Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums in the Heap Leaching Process

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Drum

Heap leaching, a process by which metals such as gold and copper are recovered from ore, has long been a method of choice in ore beneficiation, with applications growing all the time. While this process has proven to be efficient, often chosen for its cost-effectiveness, Continue reading →