Australia

Portland Aluminium Smelter Needs Reliable, Cheap Power To Stay In Business After 2021: Partners

Portland Aluminium Smelter Needs Reliable, Cheap Power To Stay In Business After 2021: Partners

If the Portland smelter in Australia is to stay open past 2021, it must have a deal on reliable power that is cheaper than the agreement now in place. Such was the message conveyed by partners Alcoa Corporation and Alumina Ltd. last...

Archer Continues Testing At Twin Kaolin Sites In South Australia

Australian mineral exploration firm Archer Exploration Limited updated investors regarding a pair of ongoing kaolin exploration projects in South Australia on Monday. Archer has begun drilling at the Franklyn Halloysite-Kaolin Project, which is 130 miles north of Adelaide. The firm is drilling in order to confirm the extent and quality of the kaolin mineralization as […]

Metro Mining Plans A$51.4 Million Expansion At Bauxite Hills

Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. updated investors on the progress of the Stage 2 expansion at its operations at Bauxite Hills yesterday In its update, Metro Mining revealed that the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) is now complete, offering several key conclusions regarding the mine. The study bolstered the economic case for expanding the mine to a […]

FYI Resources Concludes Successful High-Purity Alumina Pilot Plant Trial

Australian resource firm FYI Resources Ltd. announced earlier this week the successful trial production of high-purity alumina (HPA) at its pilot plant in Welshpool, Western Australia. Per the firm, the plant operated continuously from October 2nd through the 9th, meeting or exceeding the firm’s modeled operational performances. FYI says the successful pilot project demonstrates the […]

ALCORE Produces Initial Batch Of Aluminium Fluoride At Research Facilities

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) said today its wholly-owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited has achieved the next major milestone on the road to commercial production and sale of aluminium fluoride (AlF3), namely the small-scale production of AlF3 at its research facilities. ABx says lab production of AlF3 represent several accomplishments important for commercial production. Firstly it demonstrates […]