Africa

Guinean President Presides Over Official Opening Of Alufer’s Bel Air Mine

Guinean President Presides Over Official Opening Of Alufer’s Bel Air Mine

With Guinean President Alpha Conde and other dignitaries looking on, bauxite miner Alufer Mining Limited officially opened its Bel Air Mine late last week. Among the other dignitaries in attendance was Guinea’s Minister of Mines, Guinean parliament members, American and British ambassadors,...

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Fluor’s Expansion Of Guinea’s Kamsar Mine Yields First Bauxite Production

Fluor Corporation’s Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) has produced the project’s first ore according to a company press release. According to the statement, production at the Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar continues on schedule and within budget. Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business, said that this is an important first […]

COSCO Shopping For 25 New Ore Carriers To Transport Bauxite From Guinea

According to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal late last week, China COSCO Shipping is in the market for over two dozen new ore-shipping vessels intended for transporting bauxite ore from Guinean ports to China for use in feeding Aluminium Corp. of China (Chalco) aluminium smelters. Per the sources, who spoke on condition […]

Chalco Breaks Ground On Boffa Bauxite Project In Guinea

State-run smelter Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) announced yesterday the start of construction at its Boffa bauxite project in Guinea. Reuters reported Monday that the company released a statement saying that a groundbreaking ceremony took place this weekend at the site. No further details were available at press time. Earlier this year Chalco said production […]

Select South African Aluminium And Steel Producers Win Reprieve From Trump Tariffs

Certain aluminium and steel producers from the Republic of South Africa have been granted exemptions to the Trump adminstration’s blanket tariffs according to South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). According to the DTI, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued waivers for 161 aluminium and 36 steel producers based in the country per requests […]

Lindian Obtains Trio Of Mining Tenements For NE Tanzania Bauxite Project

Australian mineral exploration firm Lindian Resources Limited announced yesterday the granting of a trio of bauxite ore mining tenements at the Lushoto Bauxite Project in northeast Tanzania. Per Lindian’s press release, tenements PL 11176/2017, PL 11177/2017 and PL 11178/2018 cover an area of 20.5 mi2 and encompass the high-grade alumina low silica Magamba Bauxite Deposit. […]