Bauxite Aluminium Ore
Bauxite is the principal raw material in the production of alumina. Milenyum’s bauxite reserves are of diasporic type only and we offer our customers product variety, quality and consistency according to their needs, along with high standard business ethics.
Milenyum Mining Limited has been producing bauxite since 2005 from both open-pit and underground mines. Due to its high quality, our bauxite reserves allowed us to quickly become a key supplier in Europe, Middle East and North African regions for our Type60 grade bauxite. Today with the increasing demand from China, we plan to double our production within the next 5 years.
Transport and loading
Situated 10 km away from the Bodrum-Milas airport in the Manastir region, Port of Gulluk is the nearest port operating in international standards. Port of Gulluk is capable of giving service to vessels weighing up to 50.000 dwt. with an annual cargo capacity of 5 million tonnes. There are 6 conveyor belts, each of which is capable of loading approximately 300 mt of break bulk cargo per hour as well as a liebherr ıhm 150 port crane that is capable of carrying out approximately 200 m3 of loading and unloading per hour. Loading capacity of the port with her conveyor belts and port crane is approximately 2000 mt per hour. Unloading can be carried out on up to 50 000 dwt ships.
Our mines are located at a distance of about 18km to 65km to the port facilities there for allowing easy loading and reduced transportation costs.
Alumina production. Our bauxite, due to its high alumina content is widely used as the primary raw material in alumina production. Other advantages for the use of Milenyum bauxite are the low SiO2 & CaO content and the small loss of ignition and moisture values.
Calcium Alumina Cement Additive (CAC). Milenyum’s bauxite is a unique raw material used in the production of high-iron type aluminous cements (or Calcium Alumina Cements). Bauxite is the primary material for the production of Aluminous Cements and its main advantages are the lumpy form and the high temperature breakdown strength. Aluminous Cements achieve high strength within 24 hours after casting and the structure supports can be removed so construction can continue. Along with refractoriness and acid resistance this type of cement provides improved durability in sulphate bearing environments and also in severe chemical and abrasive environments. Aluminous Cements are used also in refractory concretes, where they combine the advantage of casting complex shapes at ambient temperatures with performance up to temperatures of more than 1500 Celsius.
Portland Cements Additive. Milenyum’s bauxite is used as a high alumina source to adjust the feed for clinker production when the alumina content of the clay or shale feedstock is too low for the formation of the required alumina phases during sintering of the clinker. Main advantages of using Milenyum’s bauxite are the high Fe2O3, low silica, alkali and MgO content.
Iron-Steel Slag Optimizer used in Blast-Furnaces. Using Milenyum’s bauxite offers significant operational advantages and cost savings to the blast furnace operation and improves the hydraulic properties of the granulated slag used in slag cements production.
Mineral Wool. Bauxite is a high Al2O3 source for the production of mineral fibers. Bauxite is added to the feed if the Al2O3 content of the furnace does not reach the satisfactory value. High alumina mineral fibers have improved bio-solubility and refractoriness. Our bauxite has the desired lumpy form, high tumbling index and the specific granulometry required by customer for the production of mineral fibers.