HEAP LEACH SOLUTION WELLS
GRAVITY SOLUTION WELLS
Gravity solution wells offer a less expensive option that targets areas within the heap leach pad (HLP) that are known to have high remaining recoverable inventory. This design works well for sites where ore has good hydrodynamic characteristics but may have areas of the pad that were historically short cycled. This option can be completed as either vertical or angled wells and can work with current heap leaching operations without the need for specialized pumping or piping.
ENHANCED WELL METHODOLOGIES
In applications where Gravity Solution Wells may not result in the desired performance improvements, Forte Dynamics utilizes additional techniques to increase metal recoveries. These enhanced methodologies increase solution-to-rock contact without mobilization of fines and the attendant physical barriers to heap leach solution flow. Forte’s approaches can produce a larger area of influence and can be used to introduce solution at multiple depths from a single completed well. Increased overall leaching flow rate with lower fluid velocity can be achieved, reducing the risk of damage to the heap pad or loss in coverage.