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Cape York

May 12, 2020
Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

The total mineral resource for Diatreme’s Galalar silica sand project on Cape York has received a 25 per cent boost to 47.5 million tonnes. Diatreme says it aims to progress to mining as soon as possible against a background of strong demand from Asian markets. “This is a pleasing outcome for Galalar and highlights the… ...

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May 06, 2020
Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Four projects in Cape York and Torres Strait communities have won federal funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade Project – $75,240Port Stewart Airstrip Upgrade –… ...

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Apr 30, 2020
Bauxite expansion delayed as COVID-19 bites

Bauxite expansion delayed as COVID-19 bites

Metro Mining expects to put back its planned $51.4 million Bauxite Hills expansion due to uncertainty sparked by the COVID-19 crisis. Completion of Stage 2 and the associated expanded production was not expected to occur prior the second half of 2021, Metro said. The Stage 2 expansion, taking the Cape York operation to 6 million… ...

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Dec 19, 2019
Tenders out for latest Cape York road package

Tenders out for latest Cape York road package

Sealing works on Cape York’s Peninsula Developmental Road are set to keep rolling with tenders open for a new project north of Laura. The $23.84 million, 11.2km Kennedy to Rocky Creek project will be delivered as part of the Australian Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance Cooktown to Weipa Corridor. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said… ...

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Oct 28, 2019
Bauxite Hills continues to deliver for Metro Mining

Bauxite Hills continues to deliver for Metro Mining

Metro Mining has reported a bumper quarter for its Bauxite Hills mine on Cape York, shipping 1.415 million wet metric tonnes of bauxite. The shipments exceeded the forecast budget by 13 per cent in the September quarter, keeping the company on track to meet its 2019 production and shipping guidance of 3.3-3.5 million WMT. Engineering… ...

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Oct 14, 2019
Expansion plans for Cape York bauxite operation

Expansion plans for Cape York bauxite operation

Bauxite miner Metro Mining aims to step up annual production to 6 million WMT (wet metric tonnes) from 2021 with a $51.4 million expansion project. The company today announced completion of the definitive feasibility study for the Stage 2 expansion of its Bauxite Hills operation, about 95km north of Weipa on Cape York Peninsula. It… ...

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