Mining

 

Elmin Bauxites’ main mining center is located at the 51st km of the Amfissa-Lamia highway. The compound includes the headquarters and support facilities for several mines located in the mountains of Giona and Iti. Operations sites include separate processing and loading facilities at Itea (in Fokida) and Agia Marina (in Fthiotida).

Ninety per cent of bauxite mining operations are conducted by underground mining methods. The main applied mining method is the “rooms and pillars” while in some cases mining is also performed by “sub level caving” and “under cut and fill” methods. Drilling in each mine is performed by latest technology Jumbo drillers, while loading and transportation is performed by underground loaders and dumpers.