BAUXITE Mining News

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.

Alumina wake-up call for the aluminium supply chain

No one will be taking alumina for granted any more.

Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday it has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart operations at half capacity at its Alunorte alumina refinery.

Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart half the capacity of its Alunorte, the world's largest alumina refinery.

Guinea's bauxite boom upending rural communities

Mining companies are upending rural communities and undermining air and water quality while government authorities fail to rein in abuses.

Billions of British investment pounds predicted to enter Kazakhstan market

Kazakhstan is an “overlooked powerhouse” and one of the world’s next big investment destinations was the message delivered.

Union says meeting with Alcoa again over strike at Australian aluminium project

The union at Alcoa's aluminium operations said it was meeting with the company again on Wednesday to try to resolve a strike that has lasted more than six weeks.

Brazil's Vale shareholders near deal to pay Eletron $692m

Two major shareholders of Brazilian mining company Vale SA are likely to reach an agreement on Wednesday to pay 2.82 billion reais ($692 million) to Eletron to settle a dispute over Vale shares.

US disrupts aluminium supply chain, but not where it counts

In the United States, old aluminium smelters are being brought back to life.

Global bauxite production to grow: Fitch

Fitch Solutions Macro Research states that bauxite production growth will remain high over the coming years, as new projects come online in Australia, Indonesia expands exports, India’s production ramps up, and existing projects in Guinea drive growth.

More northeast China cities cancel alumina projects amid public backlash

China alumina, aluminium output set for repeat curbs this winter.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

EU warns US of boomerang effect if Trump imposes car levies

Europe warns Trump vehicle tariffs likely lead to counter-measures by its trading partners on $294 billion of US exports.

Thyssenkrupp seals landmark steel venture with Tata Steel

Thyssenkrupp's supervisory board on Friday gave the green light for a steel joint venture with Tata Steel, paving the way for the European steel sector's biggest shake-up in more than a decade.

Canada hits back on US tariffs; Mnuchin denies Trump wants to quit WTO

Canada struck back at the Trump administration on Friday over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents.

Rusal starts shipping bauxite from Guinea's Dian-Dian mine

Rusal commissions bauxite mine at Dian Dian.

Ivorian miner seeks $375m bauxite venture with Sumitomo

Neighboring Guinea is now China’s largest supplier of bauxite after overtaking Australia in 2017.