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Bauxite and aluminium

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 bauxite joint venture project near Weipa. Clear Logistics operations...

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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 performance from the teams on-site and the efforts of ou...

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Aug 07, 2020
Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Queenslanders can count on the resources industry to continue to strictly comply with all government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The industry was working closely with the State Government and office of the Chief Health Officer (CHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, especially into regional areas, and will do what...

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Jul 06, 2020
Trade diversification at the Port of Weipa

Trade diversification at the Port of Weipa

North Queensland Bulk Ports has assisted the kick-start of mineral sands exports from Port of Weipa in Far North Queensland. NQBP recently supported Clear Logistics Australia to facilitate the export of up to 70,000 tonnes of mineral sands. Two shipments have made their way to China in recent months since Clear Logistics Australia sought the opportunity discovered at Urquhart Point, on the ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable sai...

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Jun 12, 2020
Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor Southern Cross Electrical Engineering is seeking more than $10.5 million from engineering group Decmil, saying the money remains owing from its work on the Amrun project. The company announced on Thursday that it was pursuing its claims in formal arbitration. Southern Cross had a subcontract to design, supply and construct the electrical, communications, instrumentation and co...

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May 23, 2020
Aurukun bauxite plans still in motion for Glencore

Aurukun bauxite plans still in motion for Glencore

Glencore is continuing to progress work on plans for an open-cut bauxite mine on Cape York with the potential to employ up to 350 people in construction and about 400 in its operation. The Aurukun Bauxite Project is in the feasibility stage and the company is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for submission to the Queensland Government this year. An EPBC Act referral for the proje...

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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 WMT (Wet Metric Tonnes) per annum, has attracted a NAIF offer ...

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Apr 15, 2020
Smooth sailing for 2020 restart at Bauxite Hills

Smooth sailing for 2020 restart at Bauxite Hills

The Bauxite Hills operation is loading its first ship of the year, the Vialli, at the port of Skardon River on Cape York after the mine’s wet season break. The shipment, which commenced loading on April 14, is the first this year to foundation customer Xinfa – who will purchase about two million dry metric tonnes in 2020. Owner Metro Mining says the year is off to an excellent s...

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