Base, precious and rare earth metals are essential raw materials for electronic devices, electrical generation and many of today’s consumer and industrial products. Mining these metals has evolved into a specialized skill. Dow enables highly sophisticated hydrometallurgy operations and processes – from in-situ leaching (ISL) to selective recovery and purification. Through the development of metal selective media and ion exchange (IX) process expertise, Dow products and technologies have helped the mining industry recover valuable metals in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner for decades.