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1. (WO2016094956) HEAP LEACHING METHOD
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/094956    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2015/050806
Publication Date: 23.06.2016 International Filing Date: 17.12.2015
IPC:
C22B 3/06 (2006.01), C22B 60/00 (2006.01), C22B 15/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: BHP BILLITON OLYMPIC DAM CORPORATION PTY LTD [AU/AU]; Rialto Towers, Level 29 525 Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000 (AU)
Inventors: RORKE, Gary Vernon; (NZ)
Agent: GRIFFITH HACK; Level 10 161 Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000 (AU)
Priority Data:
2014905118 17.12.2014 AU
2015901661 08.05.2015 AU
Title (EN) HEAP LEACHING METHOD
(FR) PROCÉDÉ DE LIXIVIATION EN TAS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)1. A method for recovering one or more of copper, uranium and a precious metal from an ore material, including: (a) forming a heap of the ore material; (b) during active heap irrigation, contacting the heap of the ore material with an iron containing acidic leach liquor having a high chloride content in the presence of an oxygen containing gas, and producing a pregnant leach solution; and (c) recovering one or more of copper, uranium and a precious metal from the pregnant leach solution.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un procédé de récupération de cuivre et/ou d'uranium et/ou d'un métal précieux à partir d'un minerai. Ledit procédé comprend les étapes consistant à : (a) mettre le minerai en tas ; (b) pendant une irrigation active du tas, mettre le minerai en tas en contact avec une liqueur lixiviante acide contenant du fer et ayant une forte teneur en chlorure en présence d'un gaz contenant de l'oxygène et produire une solution de lixiviat mère ; et (c) récupérer du cuivre et/ou de l'uranium et/ou un métal précieux à partir de la solution de lixiviat mère.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)