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Bauxite and aluminium

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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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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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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,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Jul 17, 2020
Red mud to riches under Qld reprocessing plan

Red mud to riches under Qld reprocessing plan

A Queensland company is poised to step up to commercial production with a project to extract valuable rare earths and critical minerals from the aluminium industry’s red mud waste. Alumtek Minerals is in talks with QAL in Gladstone to base an initial Stage 1 plant there after completing three years of successful bench trials and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Jul 15, 2020
Rio Tinto helps bring CT scanner to the Cape

Rio Tinto helps bring CT scanner to the Cape

Weipa is set to receive a state-of-the-art CT scanner through a $1.15 million pledge from local bauxite miner Rio Tinto and the Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation. The CT scanner will allow the Weipa Integrated Health Service to deliver more advanced medical services and give people from the broader region access to the vital service without… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Jul 07, 2020
Bumper month for Cape bauxite producer

Bumper month for Cape bauxite producer

Metro Mining has reported a record shipping month in June, with a total of 536,454 wet metric tonnes loaded on ocean-going vessels for export from its Cape York bauxite operation. Combined with the strong performances in April and May, it means Bauxite Hills output has exceeded upper forecasts for the quarter by 14 per cent… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jun 16, 2020
GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

Gladstone Engineering Alliance is running a webinar to provide local industry with an update on plans for a $308 million high-purity alumina industrial plant.  Alpha HPA plans to produce about 10,000tpa of high purity alumina at the HPA First project in Gladstone, using its own solvent extraction and HPA refining technology. It recently raised $7 million through a… This ...

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