Archive for March 2016

Iron Mountain Mining Options Tracts in Solomon Islands Bauxite Play

Iron Mountain Mining Options Tracts in Solomon Islands Bauxite Play

Australia’s Iron Mountain Mining announced yesterday that it has acquired an option on two bauxite mining projects in the South Pacific’s Solomon Islands. The firm, based in West Perth, Western Australia, disclosed to investors that it had signed an option agreement to...


Alcoa Adds to Ex-China Capacity Cuts as Warrick Plant Ends Production

Aluminium manufacturing operations ceased at Alcoa’s plant in Newburgh, Indiana, on Thursday. The production shut-down at Warrick represents the latest in the continuing curtailment of capacity by aluminium manufacturers outside of the People’s Republic of China. The smelter, which first opened in 1960, had been on the chopping block since January of this year. Alcoa […]

Kuantan Marchers Appeal to Malaysian Government for Better Bauxite Mining Regs

Marchers from Kuantan arrived at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on Monday after a 350km walk to draw attention to their desire for better regulations for their region’s bauxite mining industry. The thirty marchers of Red2Green, who range in age between 30 and 65, handed Mohd Nazif Jamaludin, principal assistant secretary of the Natural […]

Ohio Park to Feature New Aluminium Art

A public park in Dublin, Ohio is to be the recipient of an aluminium statue that the artist hopes will foster more connectedness in a world that she believes is more and more divided. “We focus too much on what makes us different instead of what connects us,” said Olga Ziemska, an artist from nearby […]

US Senator Advocates Superfund Listing for Glencore Site

United States Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) said Thursday that he advocated a Superfund listing the former Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant in order to encourage efforts at cleaning up the hazardous waste that is on the site. “I applaud everything they’re doing,” Tester said of Glencore plc, the Swiss-based commodity trading and mining giant that […]