All Blog Posts about ‘Heap Leaching’

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 →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Ore Drums (Agglomerators)

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. One Continue reading →

 

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

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

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

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 →

 

Resource of the Week: Webpage on Heap Leaching

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Heap Leaching Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a page on heap leaching. Heap leaching is an essential technology in mining used to extract metals from low-grade ore sources. This technology is known for its ease of operation and low capital expense. Click here to view the web 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 (Agglomerator)

While the heap leaching process has proven to be efficient and cost-effective, efficiency and ore recovery can be further improved through the addition of an agglomeration drum. The following covers an introduction to heap leaching, and how agglomeration greatly improves this essential beneficiation process. A 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 (Agglomerator)

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 →

 

SX-EW Moves into New Metal Markets

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

SX-EW Moves into New Metal Markets, Agglomeration Drum (Agglomerator) Used in the Heap Leaching Process

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 →

 

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 (Agglomerator)

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 →

 

Heap Leaching Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Heap Leaching Flow Chart Showing Incorporation of Rotary Drum Agglomerator

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 →

 


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