Heap Leach Pad Linings
A critical part of the mining process is the construction of Heap Leach pads and the associated lining of these pads. Large areas are lined to contain aggressive fluids, containing gold/copper/uranium rich chemical solutions. The livelihood of mining operations depends on the effective containment and ultimately the extraction of these precious commodities from the pregnant solution.
It is therefore of the utmost importance that the integrity of lining system is maintained throughout operation. One leak in the lining system might lead to massive losses in earnings due to pregnant solution leaking into the subsoil.