Project Location: Battle Mountain, Nevada
Client: Newmont USA
Synopsis of work:
A new leach pad construction for this copper facility measured approximately 9,000,000 square feet. It contains solution collection channels and ponds on the south side. Ames built a haul road from the mine, installed culverts and piping, constructed a secondary containment channel and placed clay liner on edge berms, ponds, collection channels, and leak detection channels over compacted sub-grade.
The clay was topped with a synthetic liner and covered with a fine protective layer, produced by Ames’ aggregate crushing operation.
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