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Nov 05, 2020
Binjour bauxite mining lease application lodged

Binjour bauxite mining lease application lodged

An Australian Bauxite subsidiary has lodged the mining lease application for the new Sunrise Bauxite Project to develop the Binjour deposit. The $15 million project is expected to create 55 direct full-time jobs, with up to 150 indirect job in the Wide Bay Burnett district from pit to port. Development costs are fully-funded by ABX’s marketing partner Rawmin Mining of India, subject t...

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Jul 07, 2020
Bumper month for Cape bauxite producer

Bumper month for Cape bauxite producer

Metro Mining has reported a record shipping month in June, with a total of 536,454 wet metric tonnes loaded on ocean-going vessels for export from its Cape York bauxite operation. Combined with the strong performances in April and May, it means Bauxite Hills output has exceeded upper forecasts for the quarter by 14 per cent (or 150,688WMT). “We have exceeded expectations throughout the en...

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Apr 15, 2020
Smooth sailing for 2020 restart at Bauxite Hills

Smooth sailing for 2020 restart at Bauxite Hills

The Bauxite Hills operation is loading its first ship of the year, the Vialli, at the port of Skardon River on Cape York after the mine’s wet season break. The shipment, which commenced loading on April 14, is the first this year to foundation customer Xinfa – who will purchase about two million dry metric tonnes in 2020. Owner Metro Mining says the year is off to an excellent s...

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Dec 16, 2019
Board says ‘go’ for fully-funded Binjour bauxite project

Board says ‘go’ for fully-funded Binjour bauxite project

Australian Bauxite will lodge a mining lease application in early 2020 for the Binjour project, 115 km south-west of Bundaberg. The company announced today (December 16) that the board of directors had given the green light to proceed. The project is fully funded by Australian Bauxite’s marketing partner, Rawmin Mining of India, and is expected to cost $10-$12 million to bring online....

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Nov 25, 2019
Crunch time for Binjour bauxite project

Crunch time for Binjour bauxite project

The proposal to mine at Binjour will go before Australian Bauxite’s Board next month, with a mining lease application to be lodged early 2020 if it gets the green light. The operation, 115km south-west of Bundaberg, would employ 45-55 people if it goes ahead and have a mining life of more than 15 years. The company behind the southern Queensland bauxite project is already producing bauxit...

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Oct 28, 2019
Bauxite Hills continues to deliver for Metro Mining

Bauxite Hills continues to deliver for Metro Mining

Metro Mining has reported a bumper quarter for its Bauxite Hills mine on Cape York, shipping 1.415 million wet metric tonnes of bauxite. The shipments exceeded the forecast budget by 13 per cent in the September quarter, keeping the company on track to meet its 2019 production and shipping guidance of 3.3-3.5 million WMT. Engineering modifications on the overland conveyor system at the Barg...

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Sep 16, 2019
Bundaberg port study for bauxite exports

Bundaberg port study for bauxite exports

Gladstone Ports Corporation will investigate the feasibility of hosting a 1Mtpa bauxite facility at the Port of Bundaberg. The ports corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australian Bauxite, as it advances its Binjour project. Australian Bauxite chief operating officer Leon Hawker said the mining project was located 115km southwest of the Port of Bundaberg. ...

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Jul 01, 2019
Strong demand for Cape York bauxite

Strong demand for Cape York bauxite

Metro Mining is enjoying a strong sales pipeline from its Bauxite Hills mine, as it signs a new contract with a Chinese refinery operator. The new agreement with a major State-owned Chinese aluminum group covers tonnage of 420,000 WMT (wet metric tonnes), all for delivery in 2019. It means the Metro has sold about 90 per cent of its planned 2019 production of 3.3-3.5 million WMT from the C...

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Mar 08, 2019
A-grade achievement for Rio Tinto at Amrun

A-grade achievement for Rio Tinto at Amrun

Rio Tinto has completed commissioning of the $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York Peninsula, with an official opening today to mark the achievement. The mine and associated processing and port facilities will replace production from Rio Tinto’s depleting East Weipa mine and increase annual bauxite export capacity by about 10 million tonnes. Minister for Resources and Northern ...

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