Mineral Dredging involves the extraction of minerals that may have a substantial economic value from underwater deposits. A variety of material can be extracted from the seabed which include gold, tin (cassiterite), aluminium (bauxite), mineral sands (ilmenite, rutile, zircon), diamond deposits and rocks salts. The dredged materials are pumped to stock pile or processing or separation plant to extract the minerals from the sand.


The ECTMarine cutter suction or plain suction are ideal for sand mining. If the material is free floating a plain suction dredger can be considered. The cutter suction dredger is the best solution if it’s a hard soil type of material.


A top view of wet rocks in Rio Tinto mining park

Solutions for mineral mining Dredging
Cutter Suction Dredger by ECTMarine

cutter suction dredger

Cutter suction dredgers are precision dredging tools that allow for precise bottom profiles to be delivered.

Wheel suction dredger

Wheel dredger

Wheel dredgers can be very effective in mining heavy miniral mininrals

Model of the Quick Dredge by ECTMarine

plain suction dredger

Plain suction dredgers bare commonly used in the mineral mining industry.