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Lining Pregnant and Processing Ponds the Right Way

Each heap leaching facility is unique in its design and the process it uses for ore recovery.

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Protecting the Environment from Ore and Mineral Processing

Despite the risks that come with using chemicals to separate ore from rock, heap leaching is one of the safest and least damaging methods to use.

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The Power of Solutions and Lixiviants for Separating Ore from Waste

Heap leaching is just the first stage in the ore recovery process. 

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How Do Processing Ponds Work as Part of the Mining Cycle?

Processing ponds are far from an isolated system on their own. 

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Heap Leaching and More for Ore Processing

There are many methods for extracting ore from the raw rock and minerals they’re often mixed in with. 

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Building a Swimming Pond the Right Way

Natural swimming pools are among the trendiest types of residential ponds being built today. 

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Designing a Residential Pond for Fish

Residential ponds may have a primary use for stormwater detention or wetland conservation, but fish often become a secondary part of the design. 

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Pre-formed vs Custom Pond Liners for Recreational Ponds

Backyard pond design is particularly challenging for homeowners that need to work on a limited budget. 

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Which Pond Liners are Right for Residential Designs?

Even a little backyard water feature benefits from a real pond liner. 

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Common Misconceptions About Liners for Residential Ponds

Pond liners are often mistaken as a material only used on large, professional, or public ponds. 

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Why Natural Liners and Clay Soils Aren’t Enough for Recreational Ponds

There are plenty of pond building guides, especially older published sources, that claim flexible pond liners are unnecessary. 

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The Main Types of Backyard and Residential Ponds

Residential ponds may come in many different designs, but they all fall into a few different categories. 

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Interlift Liners or Single Liner Systems: Choosing the Right Design

For hundreds of years, heap leach pads were simple constructions of graded and berm soil with ore piled directly on top of the ground. 

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Risks of Leaks and Seepage from Improper Heap Leach Pad Design

When compared to other widely used mining and processing methods, heap leaching is one of the least environmentally impactful options for producing precious metals. 

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Complete Drainage Systems for Maximum Heap Leach Recovery

A heap leach pad may seem simple to construction and similar in design to any other containment basin. 

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Threats to the Lifespan of Leach Pad Liners

While selecting the right liner is key to longevity and good performance under a leaching heap, it’s not the only factor to consider. 

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Starting at the Bottom: Selecting a Liner for Heap Leach Pads

Since heap leaching can help pull more valuable ore from tailings and other waste products left behind by other methods, it’s a great way to reduce the environmental impact of conventional mining. 

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How Heap Leach Pads Compare to Other Mining and Processing Methods

Heap leaching is just one of many techniques leveraged today to make mining operations for precious metals as effective as possible.

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The Basics of Heap Leach Pad Operation

Heap leaching is a unique technique, but it’s based on some fairly basic concepts. 

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Why Rain Covers Can’t Replace the Need for Landfill Liners

All landfills need impermeable cover materials eventually when they shut down. 

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Tips on Choosing a High Quality Landfill Cover

There’s more to shopping for a landfill cover than just material selection. 

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What Materials Work Best for Landfill Rain Covers?

It’s not enough to avoid general purpose tarps and stick to geomembranes to find the right landfill cover. 

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Why is Storm Water Containment So Challenging at a Landfill?

A lot of attention is paid to leachate control and management at a landfill, and for good reason. Each cell can produce thousands to millions of gallons of wastewater. 

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Repurposed Tarps vs Geomembrane Rain Covers

The term, tarp, is commonly used casually in the landfill management business to refer to rain covers used for temporary and daily cover. 

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Temporary Rain Covers vs Permanent Closure Covers

Landfills must be capped and closed when they’ve reached capacity and can no longer accept more waste. 

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