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Research Papers

Comparison of Spray and Drip Leaching Systems

By Steve N. Dixon, Marvin N. Shearer, David J. Steele

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Soil and Water

Irrigation Water Management: Introduction to Irrigation

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Water Movement in Soils

By Dr. Walter H. Gardner
Professor Emeritus, Washington State University.

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Drip Emitter Technology Revolutionizing Heap Leaching Operations

Latin America Mining Record

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Demonstration of the Application of Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Heap Leach Optimization

Heap leaching has become a widely used method of mining low-grade gold, silver, copper, and uranium ores. One of the key components to success in heap leaching is favorable heap hydrology. This report presents the results of a laboratory column study completed to further characterize the nature of preferential flow within heap leach piles and its impact on mineral leaching.

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Precious Metal Heap Leach Design and Practice

By Daniel W. Kappes

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Heap Leach Pad Design and Construction Practices in the 21st Century

By Allan J. Breitenbach, P.E., SME Member, Vector Colorado LLC

This article presents a general discussion of current leach pad design and construction practices, based on lessons learned over the past 30 years by engineers, contractors and mine operators in the mining industry.

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PDF Literature


Download our info sheet on the new Max-Emitter. The Max-Emitter provides the ultimate in plug resistance with the widest flow-path in the industry.

Max-Emitter Brochure (472k)


Level Surface Applications

Download our info sheet on application of our emitterline for level surfaces. Learn about our emitter design and tubing which makes our solution the most appropriate solutions for Mining.

Level Surface Info (99k)


Side-Slope Applications

Ore-Max emitters are also optimized for side-slope applications. The collared emitter keeps solution runoff to a minimum and sonic welding prevents emitterline from coming apart.

Side Slope Info (91k)


Ore-Max Pressure Regulators

Ore-max pressure regulators provide consistent reliable performance in the field, coupled with rugged corrosion resistant construction for long life making it an excellent choice for miners.

Pressure Regulator Sheet (112k)


Ore-Max Catalog

Ore-Max Product Catalog

Get the complete guide to the entire Ore-Max controlled percolation heap leach mining system.

Ore-Max Catalog – English (1.5 MB) Ore-Max Catalog – Spanish (1.5 MB) Ore-Max Catalog – Russian (1.7 MB)