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ABx Seals First Bauxite Sale

ABx Seals First Bauxite Sale

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced its first sale from its Bald Hill Mine in Tasmania. The initial sale is for 5,000 metric tons, and delivery is planned in the final week of April. ABx told Tasmania’s The Advocate that the unnamed customer...

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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 obtain a 50% interest in the privately-held Australian firm Au Capital Mining Pty […]

Australian Bauxite Says Firm Soon to Reopen Bald Hill Mine

After months of delays, Australian Bauxite says that market conditions are finally returning to a level that will make it possible to reopen operations at its Bald Hill mine. The firm has been attempting to sell the 120,000 metric tons of bauxite they extracted from their mine in Campbell Town, Tasmania, last year. AB had […]

Jean-Sébastien Jacques to Replace Sam Walsh as Rio Tinto CEO

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto will be under new leadership this summer, as current CEO Sam Walsh will step down on July 1. Rio’s copper and coal leader Jean-Sébastien Jacques is slated to step into the vacated position after a period as deputy CEO, beginning today. Before running Rio Tinto’s copper and coal, Jacques worked […]

Challenges Ahead for Rio Tinto’s Bell Bay if Power Not Restored Soon

In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, the general manager of Rio Tinto’s Bell Bay aluminium smelter, Ray Mostogl says that the electricity crisis in Tasmania may mean long-term production cuts or even closure if the situation is not resolved soon. The failure of an undersea electricity line and a drought that has taken […]

Queensland Bauxite Negotiating with Rail Company for Development of NSW Reserves

Australian mining company Queensland Bauxite has opened negotiations with Australian Infrastructure Developments (AID) to explore options for the transport of the former’s bauxite production in New South Wales. AID, a freight project developer, is proposing to build a national freight infrastructure connecting the country’s western inland corridor at Moree to Glen Innes, where it would […]