Western Australia

FYI Resources Nears Completion Of Feasibility Study Of High-Purity Alumina Plant

FYI Resources Nears Completion Of Feasibility Study Of High-Purity Alumina Plant

Australian resource firm FYI Resources Ltd. is nearing completion of a definitive feasibility study regarding construction of a high-purity alumina plant intended to capitalize upon increasing demand for the substance by manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries. FYI Resources has previously announced plans for...

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Altech Exercises Option to Purchases Kaolin Mining Land in Western Australia

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that it has exercised its option to purchase approximately 230 acres surrounding its kaolin mining lease at Meckering, Western Australia. No financial terms for the purchase were released by the firm. According to the firm, mining lease M70/1334 encompasses around 12.7 million metric tons of Al2O3, with an […]

Altech Secures State Approval to Operate Kaolinite Mine At Meckering

Perth’s Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum has approved the mining proposal and mine closure plan for the firm’s planned mining of a kaolinite deposit near Meckering. According to the firm, this approval represents the clearance of a major hurdle along the path to opening the mine that […]

Altech Chemicals Offers Update to High-Purity Alumina Project

Australia’s Altech Chemicals Ltd announced an update on the due diligence activities surrounding funding of its high-purity alumina (HPA) project. According to the update, the independent reviews and pilot plant test work associated with the project are approaching completion. The firm has been working with German KfW IPEX-Bank on structuring financing for the project. Altech […]

AWAC Inks First Major Bauxite Supply Agreement with Third-Party Buyer

Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that its joint venture Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) has obtained its first significant supply contract with a third party. AWAC has agreed to supply 400 thousand bone dry metric tons (400 million kilograms with zero percent moisture content) from its Huntly mine in Western Australia. Alcoa did not identify […]

South32 Not Planning to Restart Idled Aluminium Capacity Before 2018

Australian metals miner South32 indicated on Thursday that it does not expect to reopen idled capacity at its aluminium and manganese operations in southern Africa in the course of the next two years. The firm idled the capacity in question due to a combination of depressed prices and an unreliable power supply in the region. […]