Morenci Concentrate Leach Plant First Year Review - Preprint 09-028
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Jan 1, 2009
The Morenci concentrate leach plant construction was completed and successfully commissioned in October 2007. The plant was designed to operate at medium temperature, 160ºC and pressure, 2,100 kPa. The concentrate leach plant utilized many innovative design features. This paper examines the first year?s operation, the challenges, the successes and the lessons learned. The future plans for Morenci concentrate leaching will also be presented.