This is a course for professionals about the design, construction, operation and closure of heap leach pads for metal recovery from low-grade ores.
Heap leaching is a hydrometallurgical process in which an aqueous solution is used to dissolve minerals to obtain an acceptable concentration in solution, and the solution processed to recover the minerals.
The heap leaching process entails the breaking (crushing) of ore, placing the crushed ore into lifts, application and collection of a leaching solution, and then processing the solution to recover the metals.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of heap leach design, including ...
- Design Criteria and Metallurgical Testing
- Design Considerations
- Site Characterization
- Geosynthetics, Liners and Hydrology
- Solution Collection and Heap Leach Pads
- Costing, Reporting and Closure
The course comprises 16 viewing sessions, each of 30–60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables and references, appendices and interactive reviews that confirm your achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately 14 hours.