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Jamaican Government Searching for Bauxite Mining Land to Replace Tracts Lost by Noranda in Preserve Expansion

Jamaican Government Searching for Bauxite Mining Land to Replace Tracts Lost by Noranda in Preserve Expansion

Jamaica’s government is currently in search of land upon which Noranda Jamaica may conduct mining operations to replace protected land that is no longer available for such purposes. The search was necessitated by the recent expansion of Cockpit Country, which is a...

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Bauxite Levy Alive and Well: Jamaica Mining Minister

Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry reaffirmed the existence of the government’s bauxite levy when speaking with a legislative committee last week. Henry explained to the Standing Finance Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives that the bauxite levy is still in place. He estimated that the levy of US$1.50 per metric ton plus a […]

Noranda Alumina to Fuel Century Aluminum’s Kentucky Smelters

Century Aluminum and Noranda Alumina have come to an agreement over the sale of Jamaican bauxite. The deal was announced by Noranda on Wednesday, according to Jamaican media. The contract has Noranda supplying Century with essentially all the high-grade bauxite the latter shall require for its smelters in Hawesville and Sebree, Kentucky. No dates were […]

Three-Alarm Fire at Former Noranda Plant in North Carolina

A fire in a furnace in the former Noranda Aluminum plant in Salisbury, North Carolina earlier this week required the building within which it is situated to be evacuated. According to a local news report, the fire was in a furnace used to manufacture aluminium foil. The cause was still under investigation at the time […]

Bankruptcy Court Judge Ratifies Closure Agreement for Sherwin Alumina

Seven-hundred fifty-five days after the lockout began, an agreement to officially close Sherwin Alumina Co.’s plant in Texas is finally in place. A bankruptcy judge approved the agreement on Thursday, which will allow for the payment of severance benefits to the plant’s union workforce. U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge David R. Jones executed an order releasing […]