Saudi Arabia

Al Ba'itha Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Bauxite
  • Alumina
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotAl Ba'itha mine is a part of joint venture which consists of bauxite mine from the Al Ba’itha bauxite deposit in the northern part of Saudi Arabia, an alumina refinery, a primary aluminum smelter, and an aluminum rolling mill.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Alumina Ltd. 10.6 % Indirect
Alcoa Corp. 15.06 % Indirect
Maaden Saudi Arabian Mining Co. 74.9 % Indirect
Maaden Bauxite and Alumina Company (MBAC) (operator) 100 % Direct
Maaden Bauxite and Alumina Company (MBAC) was incorporated on 22 January 2011 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is also its principal place of business and is owned:

- 74.9% by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (“Ma’aden”) and;

- 25.1% by AWA Saudi Limited (“AWA”), a foreign shareholder, which is owned 60% by Alcoa Corporation and 40% by Alumina Limited.

Deposit type

  • Bauxite

Summary:

Bauxite occurs as a paleolaterite profile developed at an angular unconformity between underlying late Triassic to early Cretaceous sediments (parent rock sequence Biyadh Formation) and the overlying late Cretaceous Wasia Formation (overburden sequence).

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20222021202020192018201720162015
Bauxite M dmt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4.84.43.63.62.4
All production numbers are expressed as ore.

Operational metrics

Metrics202220212020201920182017
Annual mining capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4.6 Mt of bauxite4.6 Mt of bauxite4 Mt of bauxite
Annual production capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1.8 Mt of alumina1.8 Mt of alumina1.8 Mt of alumina

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

Job TitleNameProfileRef. Date
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