In situ mining geologic characterization studies: experimental design, apparatus, and preliminay results.
Paulson-SE; Dahl-LJ; Kuhlman-HL
Soc Min Eng AIME Preprint 87-139 1987; :1-16
This paper details the design and testing of a nonreactive reusable reaction cell used in in situ leaching. The apparatus developed can be used in constant-pressure or constant-flow experiments and allows for the control of flow rate, pressure, and temperature, thus permitting studies on a wide variety of ore samples. Also included in this paper are the preliminary results from the first series of experiments on an oxide copper ore from the Casa Grande, Arizona, area.
In situ mining; Mining; Mining industry; Geologic characterization; Copper; Oxides
Soc. Min. Eng. AIME Preprint 87-139