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From field geology to economic assessment: case study on bauxite

27th October 2021 - 9th December 2021

This is a course endorsed by EFG.


1. Bauxite geology
– Definitions
– Chemical and mineralogical make-up
– Deposit geology: Deposit types and deposit formation – Role of the parent rocks
2. Exploration methods for bauxite ores:
– Stages of exploration from identification to mine development
– Methods and techniques, reliabilities
– Material tests and beneficiation
3. Data interpretation and processing, economic assessment
– Resource estimation and reserve calculation
– Economic assessment
– Summary: overview on global bauxite reserves/resources
– Conclusions

– Dates:

• 27 October 2021, 16.00 PM EEST: Babeș–Bolyai University, Cluj,Romania: Origin and field geology of bauxite
• 16 November 2021, 15.00 PM CET: University of Miskolc, Hungary:Exploration methods for bauxite ores
• 9 December 2021, 15.00 PM CET: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest,Hungary: Economic assessment of bauxite ores


The EU has declared bauxite as strategic raw material in 2020. The course is aimed at refreshing and summarizing the knowledge and experience related to bauxite, which has long been stopped being explored and/or produced in most EU countries.

Participation in this course is free of charge.


The short course will be hybrid, online and offline participation is both possible. Registration is required through the following registration form until 20 October 2021:


27th October 2021
9th December 2021
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University of Miskolc


Egyetemvaros H 3515 Miskolc Hungary