Mining concept for a Bauxite deposit

Natascha Groll

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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The company RHI is planning to buy a bauxite deposit in Brazil. The aim of this thesis was to develop various concepts for mining of the bauxite deposit in an open pit and to compare the possible concepts with respect to their technical and economical advantages and disadvantages. The basis for the work was the data available about the deposit geometry and the bauxite resources. The available data is rough but sufficient in terms of developing a first open pit mining concept. In the context of this master thesis various mining methods were planned and evaluated in economical and technical terms. The capital costs for access, infrastructure and mine development were determined as well. In addition the mine operating costs including transport to the processing plant were calculated.
Translated title of the contributionAbbauplanung einer Bauxitlagerstätte
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Frömmer, Thomas, Supervisor (external)
  • Moser, Peter, Supervisor (internal)
Award date3 Apr 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • RHI Bauxite bauxitedeposit Brazil open pit

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