Mining Products and Solutions
Current mining processes are incapable of completely removing all desired minerals from ore
deposits. Most mines, then, create artificial ponds to store leftover solid waste after minerals are extracted. These ponds and waste stacks contain billions of dollars of valuable minerals, but at levels too low to be removed with existing mining technology.
Periodic Products’ polymer technology now allows these valuable metals to recovered. Our Chelok® metal-binding polymers can be used to both increase yields of existing extraction processes and recover low-concentration minerals existing tailing ponds.