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Mining Dredges

Mud Cat dredges are used by the worlds leading mining companies for cleaning tailings ponds and wash plant ponds.  Mud Cat dredges can be used in a variety of mining applications including, but not limited to:

  • Sand mining
  • Settling ponds
  • Metal tailings ponds
  • Coal tailings ponds
  • Wash plant ponds
  • Mine impoundment clean-up pre and post disaster work

Mud Cat dredges are available for various depths and configurations for mining applications. Different coatings, automation, and remote control systems are available.

Mud Cat Dredges used in Mining Applications

A Mud Cat custom D-Series cleans out a mine tailings pond for Ambatovy in Madagascar.

A Mud Cat self-propelled D-Series dredge cleans out a mine tailings pond.

A Mud Cat 225D cleans out a bauxite tailings pond in West Africa.

A Mud Cat 225D cleans out a mine tailings pond in Africa.

A Mud Cat 225D cleans out a wash plant pond at a sand and gravel mining operation in the U.S.

A Mud Cat diesel dredge operating at a sand mine in the U.S.

A Mud Cat diesel dredge mines sand from an operation on the East Coast, U.S.

A Mud Cat diesel dredge cleaning out a bauxite tailings pond. Note the high face of the the tailings. The Mud Cat’s auger cutterhead can undercut the material and let it slough off into the pond.

A Mud Cat diesel-powered remote-controlled dredge cleans out a copper concentrate pond in Chile.

A Mud Cat 225D cleans out a wash plant pond for Aztec Mining in the Eastern U.S.

A Mud Cat 40E cleans out a mine tailings pond in Lesotho.

A Mud Cat diesel remote controlled dredge cleans out a mine tailings pond in Australia.

A Mud Cat 40E cleans out a mine tailings pond for Tronox in Australia.

A Mud Cat 40E 30ft. deep digging dredge cleans out a lined wash plant pond at Alpine Silica in Texas.

One of Nystar Mining’s Mud Cat 50E electric remote-control dredges cleans out a copper mine tailings waste pond in British Colombia. The dredge is using Mud Cat’s Lateral Sense technology which utilizes a lateral rail system on the North and South sides of the pond to move the dredge automatically to the next cut.

A Mud Cat E-Series cleans out a mine tailings pond in Canada.

A Mud Cat 50E cleans out a mine tailings pond in Kazakhstan for Kaz Minerals.

Kemare Resources uses their Mud Cat 225D to maintain a tailings pond at their mine in Mozambique.

A Mud Cat 50E cleans a drainage pond at a mine.

C&M Dredging utilizes their Mud Cat D-Series to pump wash plant fines into geotextile tubes.

A Mud Cat 225D cleans out a lithium process pond in South America. Note the clean cut even channel produced by the auger cutterhead.

A Mud Cat 40E cleans out a mine sump in Canada.

A Mud Cat 40E cleans out mine run-off pond at a coal mine in West Virginia.

A Mud Cat 40E cleans out a copper concentrate pond in Chile.

A Mud Cat 40E cleans out a tailings pond in Australia.

Vulcan Material uses their Mud Cat 115D to clean out a wash plant settling pond at a mine in the U.S.

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The MC 225D is a one-truck transportable self-propelled dredge that has completed more industrial, agricultural, mining, and stormwater pond projects around the world than any other diesel dredging system. This dredge was purchased by a repeat customer after the first dredge was a complete success.