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Top five bauxite producing countries in the world /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Bauxite ore is the main source of aluminium in the world. It occurs in tropical and subtropical areas in soft limonite rock forms. After extracting from mines, the metallurgical grade ore is first crushed and then purified through the Bayer Process to produce alumina. The refined ...

Week in Review: An update on global bauxite sector /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

This week’s news recap on bauxite sector is dedicated to companies releasing Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS), first shipments, and drop in investment and so on. Metro’s BFS confirms the Bauxite Hills Mine will become one of the largest independent operations within t ...

Jamaica’s ministry assures no change on bauxite levy regime /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Jamaica’s auditor general Pamela Monroe Ellis gets confirmation from the Ministry of Finance that there is no change in the taxation regime for the bauxite sector for fiscal year 2017-2018. The confirmation came after she found a change in the Fiscal Policy Paper for 2017-1 ...

Asia Pacific mining sector to see more M&A and increased activity in 2017 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to the latest annual Asia Pacific M&A report by Herbert Smith Freehills, mining sector including coal and gold could witness a rise in mergers and acquisitions in 2017 and bauxite will see improved activity and investment.  Factors like better commodity prices, ...

Show smelter development and get permission for bauxite export, Indonesian govt tells its miners /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

In a volte face performed in the face of political opposition, Government of Indonesia has asked local mining companies to show specific proof against smelter development progress if they wanted to sell bauxite and nickel ores to the offshore markets. In January, the erstwhile m ...

Metro Mining merges its standalone bauxite projects /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Metro Mining Ltd, an Australian exploration and mining company based in Queensland, has combined two separate geological models and create a single expanded resource for its Bauxite Hills Mine project. In December 2016, Metro Mining has acquired Gulf Alumina Ltd in order to ex ...

Bauxite mining stakeholders urge government to implement SOP /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Bauxite mining stakeholders are urging the state government or the federal government for a set of standard operating procedure (SOP) for bauxite-mining in Pahang since the moratorium period had lasted for more than a year. Gerakan Rakyat Hentikan Pencemaran Bauksit (Geram) ch ...

Pahang MB anticipates further extension of the bauxite mining ban /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Menteri Besar of Pahang, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob has hinted that the moratorium on bauxite mining in the state might be extended for another three months after the current ban gets over on March 15.  It may be extended to June 15 considering the fact that unlicensed bauxite ...

Jamaican government yet to decide on bauxite tax removal, opposition raises concerns /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Finance Minister of Jamaica Audley Shaw announced that the government has not yet decided to remove tax on bauxite mining. Recently, Jamaica has been facing problems for the non-performance of the bauxite levy arrangement, mostly because of the fluctuations in the global alumina ...

Venezuela’s president reiterates the need of foreign investment to develop its mining resources /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has named Jorge Arreaza as the country’s new mining minister. Guyana President Desmond Hoyte has reiterated the significance of the mining resources in the country and the need to attract foreign investors for the development of its resou ...