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Bauxite and aluminium

Oct 08, 2021
Crane barge to beef up bauxite mine’s capability

Crane barge to beef up bauxite mine’s capability

Metro Mining is boosting export capabilities at its Cape York bauxite operations with the arrival of floating crane barge, TSA Skardon. It means Metro will be able to load Capesize vessels, with capacity of 180,000 metric tonnes, for customers of its Bauxite Hills ore. The strategy is hoped to counter the high freight rates currently… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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Jul 26, 2021
Metro Mining lifts bauxite loading capability

Metro Mining lifts bauxite loading capability

Metro Mining has moved to combat crippling ocean freight rates with a deal to add a floating crane barge to its fleet at the Bauxite Hills mine in Far North Queensland. The floating crane barge will allow the loading of vessels up to Capesize, with the shift to larger vessels reducing unit freight rates. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Mining N...

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Jul 20, 2021
Breakthrough aluminium fluoride process

Breakthrough aluminium fluoride process

Australian company Alcore says it has achieved a breakthrough in a process to produce aluminium fluoride (AlF3) from aluminium smelter wastes. Aluminium fluoride is used in aluminium smelting and is also being investigated for use in advanced lithium-ion batteries. Alcore, a subsidiary of Australian Bauxite, has produced several AlF3 samples using 100 per cent dross… This content is for iQ ...

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Jul 08, 2021
Metro Mining signs new supply deals

Metro Mining signs new supply deals

The fortunes of Metro Mining have taken a turn for better. The company has announced two sales of 60,000 Wet Metric Tonnes each. Metro told the ASX the sales are coupled with a non-binding Letter of Intent (LoI) with Shanxi Liulin Senze Aluminium Company. Related: Metro Mining management replaced by ex-Rio Tinto executives The company… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Jul 06, 2021
Worley Services to build Gladstone alumina plant

Worley Services to build Gladstone alumina plant

Alpha HPA has nominated Worley Services as preferred ePCM contractor to the HPA First Project. Initial plans include a $27.6 million Precursor Production Facility (PPF) to be built within months. The PPF is to be constructed on the Gladstone State Development Area site of the company’s planned $308 million high purity alumina plant – the HPA… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jul 05, 2021
Queensland resources served medium-rare

Queensland resources served medium-rare

A Dutch organisation representing peak industry groups has been served up a feast of Queensland mineral wealth. The group which is made up of 185,000 enterprises has savoured platters of critical minerals, relished entree of rare earths, gorged on mains of copper with base metals sides all of which was rounded off with a bauxite… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Jul 05, 2021
Metro Mining management replaced by ex-Rio Tinto executives

Metro Mining management replaced by ex-Rio Tinto executives

There’s been a spill at the head of struggling Cape York bauxite miner Metro Mining. In a statement released today (Monday 5 Jul 21), the board announced to the ASX that Managing Director and CEO Simon Finnis had stepped down. Simon Finnis on-site at Bauxite Hills mine The company had a market capitalisation of $27.80… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, i...

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Jun 28, 2021
Exports bounce counted in the billions

Exports bounce counted in the billions

The Office of the Chief Economist says Australia is set to record its best year of resources exports. That’s contained in the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) which both reviews market movements and forecasts Australia’s exports. It says the fortunes of Australian resources exports are tied to a rebounding world economy and are likely to hit… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 25, 2021
Metro in equity raising to boost balance sheet

Metro in equity raising to boost balance sheet

Bauxite Hills mine operator Metro Mining is launching a $25.5 million equity raising after hitting a cash crunch. The company said today that the proceeds from the equity raising were intended to provide funding for working capital to strengthen Metro’s balance sheet, pending a final investment decision on a planned Stage 2 expansion at the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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