High rate compressible media filter (CMF) tests produced exceptional total suspended solids (TSS) removal at hydraulic loading rates of 97.8 to 122.2 m/h. The compressible media is manufactured from a robust resin fiber that can withstand low pH and high temperature up to 149 oC. The media porosity can be varied by applying compression on the media. At 40% compression, the CMF can remove particles greater than 4 microns. Three synesthetic samples were generated by Hazen Research (Golden, Colorado) to represent the copper Pregnant Leach Solution (PLS), Raffinate and Electrolyte solution. The preliminary results showed the CMF was very effective in removing TSS (without the use of chemical conditioning) from the PLS, Raffinate and Electrolyte solution with TSS removals of 98%, 97%, and 96%, respectively. At these high hydraulic loading rates, the resultant equipment footprint will be minimized appreciably over conventional clarification and alternative filtration equipment.