Heap Leach Pads
XR® Geomembrane Applications
The extraction of precious metals from ore using heap leaching is a common method of production. The ore is placed on geomembrane-lined pads and the ore-laden solution is drained through lined ditches into impoundments for holding prior to extraction. XR-5® is commonly used in these areas due to its resistance to sunlight and thermal swings. Prefabrication makes installation simple and minimizes CQA requirements. Read about actual examples of this application below.
Examples of Actual Geomembrane Usage for Heap Leach Pads
- XR-5 Geomembranes Minimize Heat Buildup at Gold Leach Pad Facility
- Double XR-5 Geomembrane Liner Contains Mining Solution
- XR-5 Geomembrane Liner Protects Against Chemical Seepage at Mining Operation