BAUXITE Mining News

Guinea transfers oversight of state mining company to Presidency

The move will hand Alpha Conde more authority over the country’s holdings in some of the world’s biggest bauxite deposits.

Rapid response helps Brazil’s largest producer of Bauxite meet tight timeline for critical repair

Every aspect in the production and shipping process counts when it comes to ensuring the mine’s production arrives at the port as scheduled.

Seven killed in China plant explosion; second deadly blast this month

Sunday's blast involved a container of scrap metal that exploded in the outdoor yard of a metal-molding plant.

Jamaica's mining revival turns red earth to gold for hedge funds

Investors are benefiting from a panicked realization across the aluminum industry that the supply chain is fragile.

Australian miners see some impact from two cyclones, clean up begins

Businesses affected included those in the iron ore export hubs of the Pilbara region, as well as Rio Tinto's bauxite operations in Weipa to the east.

Glencore suspends Australian zinc mine as cyclone nears

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears.

Cyclone lurks off West Australia as storm hits Rio mine in East

Cyclone Trevor is expected to rapidly strengthen as it moves into the Gulf of Carpentaria, and is forecast to skirt South32 Ltd.’s manganese mine and a Glencore-operated zinc project

Rio Tinto halts operations at north Australian bauxite mine as cyclone nears

Weipa bauxite mining operations are located at the northeastern tip of the country.

Malaysia puts bauxite mining ban on hold until impact studies completed

Miners wishing to resume operations or start new ones must conduct a study on the environmental impact of their activities before receiving licences.

Rusal suspends bauxite mining in Guyana over labor conflict

Workers at Bauxite Company of Guyana Ltd. declined to work and demanded a pay increase.

Mining companies operating in Sub-Saharan Africa should invest in renewable energy — report

According to Fitch Solutions, off-grid mines could benefit from reducing their dependency on diesel while taking advantage of the region's favourable climate conditions.

Malaysia lifts bauxite mining moratorium after 3-year ban

Malaysia was once the biggest supplier of bauxite to top buyer China, with shipments peaking at nearly 3.5 million tonnes a month.

Guinea not flexible on Simandou infrastructure – minister

Simandou is one of the world's biggest iron deposits, containing billions of tonnes of high-grade ore, but development has been complicated by its location far from the coast.

China's Xinfa cuts alumina output amid bauxite squeeze

Production has been reduced by 500,000 tonnes on an annual basis, said the Xinfa official, who put the plant's total capacity at 3 million tonnes per year.

Miners BHP, Rio urge permanent voice for First Nations in Australia's parliament

"A First Nations' voice to parliament is a meaningful step towards reconciliation," BHP Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said.

BME’s Africa offerings and focus on show at Indaba

The investing in African Mining Indaba show runs from February 4th to 7th in Cape Town.

Tropical cyclone hits far North Australia near Rio Tinto mine

Tropical Cyclone Penny slammed into the far north coast near Rio Tinto Group’s Weipa bauxite mine, triggering warnings of flash flooding and damaging winds.

Australia plans deal with US on 'critical minerals', hopes to boost its exports

This will mean Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will work closely on exploration, extraction, processing and research and development.

Guinea bauxite miner to build new railway in $3B deal

The 135-kilometer (84-mile) railway, which will link mining operations to a river terminal, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion and is expected to start operations in 2022.

Saudi Arabia targets $64B in mining revenue by 2030

Mining vast untapped reserves of bauxite, phosphate, gold, copper and uranium is key to the Saudi Arabia's efforts to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbons.

Saudi Arabia says new mining project to increase non-oil GDP by 3%

King Salman inaugurated the Waad Al-Shamaal mining project, which is expected to boost the kingdom's GDP by $6.4 billion and its non-oil GDP by 3%.

Saudi King to open $22.7B mining project on Thursday, Al Arabiya TV

The project is part of an industrial scheme aimed at opening up Saudi's north to development that will boost job creation.

Brazil lawmakers slam Norsk Hydro, regulators for Alunorte leak

A congressional commission assembled to look into the incident blamed both the company and regulators, and called for civil and criminal investigations to continue.

Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules

Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.

Zinc market tightness confounds bearish expectations

"Screamingly bullish" is how analysts at Citi described the Shanghai Zinc market earlier this month.