State Preventing Clearance of Pahang’s Bauxite Stockpiles Says Mining Representative

State Preventing Clearance of Pahang’s Bauxite Stockpiles Says Mining Representative

Bauxite miners in Pahang are significantly less than happy about the latest extension in the government’s mining ban in the province, according to interviews conducted by local media outlets. The latest extension is the second such from the government, which extends the...


Noranda, Government Partners to Make Bauxite-Mind Lands Fertile Again in Jamaica

Greenhouse farms are popping up on areas formerly used for mining in Jamaica, as Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry observed as he toured one in St. Ann Parish. Accompanied by executive director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) Parris Lyew-Ayee and managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney, Henry toured […]

Dubai Firm Soliciting Funds to Develop US$8 Bln Bauxite Mine in Guinea

A resources firm based in Dubai has been in negotiations with certain trading houses to begin development of Guinea’s bauxite reserves. The reserves, once held by Anglo-British firm BHP Billiton, are reportedly valued at US$8 billion. Gajah Investment Group’s co-founder James Tounkara indicated in an interview that he expected interest from the People’s Republic of […]

NALCO Announces Record Highs in Bauxite, Alumina Production

India’s National Aluminium Company (NALCO) announced Saturday that it had its highest production of bauxite and alumina in the previous fiscal year. The state-owned enterprise said that these numbers reflect a re-emphasis on ore and alumina in order to remain profitable in a weak metals market. “These are the highest-ever production figures since inception of […]

India’s Bauxite Miners Seek Further Reduction in Export Duties

Independent miners in India are asking the government to exempt bauxite from the country’s export duty on account of the decline in domestic demand of the ore. The government cut export duties on bauxite from 15% to 5% in the previous budget. However, even at 5% the country is still not competitive on the global […]