The Gold Heap Leach Cost Guide brings all the pertinent costs for gold heap leaching into one convenient reference. The guide provides estimators, engineers, investors and accounting professionals with cost estimating models for mining, heap construction and placing, gold recovery, and reclamation.
The Gold Heap Leach Cost Guide provides current costs for today’s mining methods and heap leach processing technologies across a wide range of production rates. It surveys the variety of operating conditions world-wide, along with their reserve base, and addresses methods in use to reduce costs and increase the rate of recovery for gold.
The guide provides costs for the most common methods of processing in use today including carbon adsorption and Merrill-Crowe zinc recovery methods and the ROM and CSA pre-leach options.
Several papers address special topics consisting of leach pad construction alternatives, re-contouring for reclamation, heap leach closure, equipment leasing, costs of cyanide consumption and agglomeration, cost indexes for adjusting costing estimates and more.
Table of Contents
- Heap Leach Operations for Gold, World-wide (Reserve base, Production, Evolution in Processing)
- Technologies to Reduce Cost and Increase Recovery
- 11 X 17 Map includes 322 mines, properties and proposed projects
- Model 1 – Gold Heap Leach Surface Mine Models
- Model 2 – Leach Pad and Pond Construction Models
- Model 3 – Heap Leach Pad Loading Models
- Model 4 – Gold Heap Leach Adsorption/Desorption Plant Models
- Model 5 – Gold Heap Leach Merrill-Crowe Plant Models
- Paper 1 – Leach Pad Construction Estimating
- Paper 2 – The Cost of Site Preparation
- Paper 3 – The Costs of Geomorphic Reclamation Practices
- Paper 4 – Engineered Cost Estimates for Closing Heap Leach Facilities
- Paper 5 – Costs for Passive Water Treatment of Haul Road Runoff
- Paper 6 – Estimating Costs of Agglomeration in Gold Heap Leaching
- Paper 7 – Estimating Costs of Cyanide Consumption for Gold Heap Leach
Gold Heap Leach Cost Indexes and Metal Prices - United States
- Additional topics
- Improving gold recovery at leach operations
- Practices to reduce costs
- Heap leach dynamic simulation technology
- Use of SART (sulfidization-acidification-recovery technology) to reduce cyanide consumption
- Raincoats in wet climates
- Expansion of heap leach to old tailings