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Bauxite and aluminium

Mar 18, 2021
Joint venture boost for Aurukun bauxite plans

Joint venture boost for Aurukun bauxite plans

Glencore has entered into an agreement for Mitsubishi Development to become a joint venture partner in its Aurukun bauxite project. Glencore project director Julian Farrugia hailed the deal as a sign of market confidence in the Cape York project. The company is assessing the feasibility of developing an open-cut bauxite mine with an expected mine… ...

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Mar 12, 2021
Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

The latest ‘stocktake’ report on Australia’s resources wealth has reaffirmed its position as one of the world’s top producers of key critical minerals. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt today launched the 2020 edition of Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) report. Based on data up to the end of 2019, it showed… ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Four engineering students are getting hands-on experience at Gladstone’s Yarwun alumina refinery during their Christmas-New Year break. They include Chien-Yi Wang and Kai Yee Soo from the University of Queensland, Bethany Collins from CQ University and Nishtha Vyas from the Queensland University of Technology. Rio Tinto Yarwun general manager Mark Gilmore said the two-months of… ...

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Nov 09, 2020
Clear Logistics in fresh Cape York mining push

Clear Logistics in fresh Cape York mining push

Clear Logistics Australia is planning to restart mining at its Hey Point bauxite mine on Cape York in 2021, to be joined by a second bauxite operation in 2022. The private company has entered an agreement with Metallica Minerals to buy its subsidiary company Oresome Australia – which holds 50 per cent of the Urquhart… ...

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Nov 05, 2020
Binjour bauxite mining lease application lodged

Binjour bauxite mining lease application lodged

An Australian Bauxite subsidiary has lodged the mining lease application for the new Sunrise Bauxite Project to develop the Binjour deposit. The $15 million project is expected to create 55 direct full-time jobs, with up to 150 indirect job in the Wide Bay Burnett district from pit to port. Development costs are fully-funded by ABX’s… ...

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Oct 15, 2020
Civil firm honoured for magnificent mud solution

Civil firm honoured for magnificent mud solution

There’s a saying ‘mud sticks’, but in the case of Gladstone civil construction company McCosker Contracting it would be only in the most complimentary terms. The company has worked for many years on its amphibious Scrollers, built to deal most efficiently with the mud in tailings dams. Its achievements saw McCosker win the Innovator Award… ...

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Sep 24, 2020
Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Rio Tinto’s two Gladstone alumina refineries have $75 million of planned maintenance shutdown work underway, in a boost for the local economy. The 2020 shutdowns at the Queensland Alumina Ltd (QAL) and Yarwun refineries have seen up to 500 additional specialised contractors working at the sites in recent months.  The company says the projects are… ...

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Aug 14, 2020
COVID-19 sees early end to Bauxite Hills exports

COVID-19 sees early end to Bauxite Hills exports

The Bauxite Hills mine will move into its wet season shutdown earlier than usual this year, with shipping expected to cease in the middle of next month. Owner Metro Mining said the impact of COVID-19 on market conditions across the aluminium supply chain had prompted the move. “We are extremely disappointed that despite a record… ...

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Aug 12, 2020
Workplace giving adds up for QAL team

Workplace giving adds up for QAL team

A 30-year partnership has seen Queensland Alumina Limited team members donate $330,891 towards disability support provider CPL – Choice, Passion, Life – through its workplace giving program. The support has helped CPL purchase therapy resources and equipment, improve community centres throughout Queensland, and create a host of other life-changing opportunities for children and adults with&#...

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