Heap leach mining operations continually seek greater capacity, continuous material flow and reduced downtime. In any precious metal application – including gold, copper and ore – these challenges are ongoing top-of-the-mind initiatives, particularly due to the complexity of stacking plans. Material handling equipment must be highly mobile and extremely flexible. And, for optimum performance, more and more operations are utilizing integrated conveyor systems, which can be custom-engineered for the specific pad design. The speedy payback from the latter is measured in more tons per move, larger leach pad footprints and increased profitability.