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XR-5® Technology Used to Minimize Heat Build-Up

XR Geomembranes on Nov 10, 2015 4:36:11 PM

Sante Fe Pacific Gold uses over 1 million square feet of XR-5 to minimize heat build-up for employees.

Project Details:Santa Fe Pacific Gold Mining/ Heap Leach Pads

Name: Santa Fe Pacific Gold Facility
Dates: Installed in 1995
Location: Glamis, CA U.S.A.

Project Story:

Over 1 million square feet of 8138 XR-5 is in service at the Santa Fe Pacific Gold facility in Glamis, CA. Here, XR-5 is used as a ditch liner to contain the pregnant solution from the heap to the pregnant ponds. This facility in the desert area of California, where temperatures can go as high as 120° F, was designed with a special cream-colored XR-5 material to minimize heat build-up for mine workers who must walk on the surface.

Topics: xr-5, mining, mining/heap leach pads