Irrigation is the leading supplier for Heap Leach Mining
Systems and Agricultural Irrigation Systems in the southwest.
Heap Leach Mining Systems
Agricultural Irrigation Systems
Leach Mining Division:
The mined ore is usually crushed into small chunks
and heaped on an impermeable plastic and/or clay lined leach
pad where it can be irrigated with a leach solution to dissolve
the valuable metals. While sprinklers are occasionally used
for irrigation, more often operations use drip irrigation to
minimize evaporation, provide more uniform distribution of
the leach solution, and avoid damaging the exposed mineral.
The solution then percolates through the heap and leaches both
the target and other minerals.
This process, called the "leach cycle," generally
takes from one or two months for simple oxide ores (e.g., most
gold ores) to two years (for nickel laterite ores). The leach
solution containing the dissolved minerals is then collected,
treated in a process plant to recover the target mineral and
in some cases precipitate other minerals, and then recycled
to the heap after reagent levels are adjusted. Ultimate recovery
of the target mineral can range from 30% of contained (run-of-mine
dump leaching sulfide copper ores) to over 90% for the easiest
to leach ores (some oxide gold ores).
Our irrigation systems come included with the
most important benefit of all: peace of mind.
Consider your Irrigation system an insurance policy that
returns consistent crop yields year after year due to efficient
uniform water application. Our customers report that they continuously
grow high quality and profitable crops while also cutting down
on man-hours through reduced maintenance issues and minimal
monitoring. Our irrigation systems help growers reach their
crop yield, energy savings, and water conservation goals.
Irrigation systems come with many options that let growers
customize their systems to meet their needs and budget. Our
wide selection of mechanized irrigation systems include: center
pivot irrigation, drip irrigation, frost protection, solid
set irrigation, and traveling guns.