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Sand & Gravel Mining / Dredging

Mining / Sand & Gravel

When materials such as sand and gravel, minerals, or tailings are below the water table or in retention ponds, mining with a cutter suction dredge is the most efficient way to obtain and hydraulically transport the materials to your processing plant. 

Ellicott’s heavy-duty dredge systems are designed for efficient and reliable long-term production throughout your mine’s entire life cycle. Mine owners work closely with our team of dredge experts before purchase and are supported by Ellicott through the installation of the dredge.

Ellicott offers several dredge models that are well suited for any size project in the sand and gravel and mining industries. Our knowledgeable sales team will work with you to identify the model best suited to your project’s needs.

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Series 370HP Dragon® Dredge
12” x 10” (300 mm x 250 mm)

Series 670M Dragon® Dredge
14” x 14” (350 mm x 350 mm)

Series 870JD Dragon® Dredge
14” x 14” (350 mm x 350 mm)

Series 1270 Dragon® Dredge
18” x 18” (450 mm x 450 mm)

Sand & Gravel Dredging

Removing submerged sand & gravel is one of the most popular uses of a dredge. Sand & gravel dredged from the sea and from landlocked mines supply the global construction industry. Regardless of where your project is located, Ellicott® offers various dredging equipment options to choose from including portable cutterhead dredges, swinging ladder dredges, or a deep digging custom-built and bucketwheel dredges.

Ellicott® brand dredges are built to last offering a heavy-duty design that can handle the most extreme conditions while remaining relatively easy to transport. No matter how big or small your sand & gravel project is, Ellicott Dredges can design and build a dredge on-time and within a budget that meets your specific requirements.

Mining Dredges

Utilizing dredges is a practical means for extracting sand, gravel, Frac Sand, Iron Ore or Coal Fine Tailings, and other minerals. No matter how extreme your mining project is Ellicott® has a dredge that is specifically designed to meet requirements. Mining with a dredge is the most efficient way to obtain materials consistently, whether it be sand, gravel or hard salt deposits.

Dredging Tailings

Reclaiming or eliminating mine tailings through dredging is a fundamental operation that keeps some mines operating efficiently. Typical tailings applications for Ellicott® brand dredges are, amongst others, in the coal, iron ore, gold, and oil sands sectors. Using a dredge for reclamation of tailings almost always has a positive return on investment.

Ellicott® has a history of building versatile dredges that can be designed to meet our customer’s specific tailings project requirements. Over the years, Ellicott® has provided dredges for tailings projects to customers in Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and other countries around the world.

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