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Rio Tinto Plans New Solar Power Generating Capacity For Weipa Bauxite Mine

Rio Tinto Plans New Solar Power Generating Capacity For Weipa Bauxite Mine

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group will soon be adding a new solar farm and battery storage at its bauxite mine in Queensland, Australia. The additional equipment will increase the site’s solar power generation by over three times as well as bumping...

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Metro Mining Commences Mining Operations at Bauxite Hills Mine

Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd announced earlier today that it has commenced bauxite mining at its Bauxite Hills Mine project. According to the company, the mine is producing at a rate of 2 million metric tons per annum at the outset, with the prospect of tripling output over the coming four years provided expansion capital is […]

Canberra Signs Off on Metallica Minerals’ Urquhart Bauxite Project

Brisbane’s Metallica Minerals Limited announced yesterday that it has received federal approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to develop Urquhart Bauxite Project. According to the firm, federal approval is a tremendous milestone on the road to mining bauxite ore at the project, which is located 3.1 miles southwest of Weipa on […]

Rio Tinto Sets Bauxite Production Record in Q2

Anglo-Australian metals miner Rio Tinto Group released production totals for the second quarter of 2017 yesterday. Among the firm’s highlights in the quarter was a record bauxite ore production of 12.9 million metric tons. The firm record output was a 7 percent increase year-on-year, and a 14 percent increase quarter-on-quarter. Total production for the first […]

Rio Tinto Sets Production Records for Bauxite, Alumina, and Aluminium in 2016

Anglo-Australian metals and mining titan Rio Tinto released results for 2016 yesterday. The firm touted the US$8.5 billion in cash generation and US$3.6 billion in shareholder returns it generated over the course of last year. Net cash generation was down ten percent year-on-year from US$9.383 billion, but underlying earnings were up, coming in at US$5.1 […]

Rio Tinto Begins Work on New Bauxite Mine on Cape York

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto began work on a new bauxite mine in Cape York by awarding a US$53-million contract to Queensland civil engineering firm QBrit. The new mine, dubbed the Amrun Project, is a US$2 billion operation that is expected to harvest 22.8 million metric tons per annum at the outset, with an option […]