weipa bauxite mine

360-degree video at Rio Tinto's Weipa Bauxite Mine - YouTube

Feb 13, 2017· James Tibbett from UNSW Mining Engineering travelled to Weipa in Queensland to make a 360-degree video showcasing a mine where bauxite comes from to make aluminium. Enjoy this interview with Alex ...

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Bauxite - AIMR 2013 - Australian Mines Atlas

Bauxite Hills: The Bauxite Hills deposit is located approximately 50 kilometres north of Pisolite Hills and 95 kilometres north of Weipa. In December 2012, Cape Alumina released a prefeasibility study that confirmed the technical and economic feasibility of a mine producing 5 Mtpa of bauxite over 10 years.

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Rio Tinto commissions $2.6bn Amrun bauxite mine ...

Mar 08, 2019· The company, which shipped its first bauxite cargo from Amrun three months ago, is replacing production from the nearby, depleting East Weipa mine with the $2.6 billion operations.

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Metro Mining Limited - Bauxite Hills Project

Metro Mining's flagship project, The Bauxite Hills Mine, is located 95kms north of Weipa on Western Cape York where the company holds a total tenement package covering approximately 1,900 square kilometres. The Bauxite Hills Mine, alone, has an estimated ore Reserve of 109.5Mt and total Resources of 138.2Mt Mining operations commenced in April 2018.

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Rio Tinto fully commissions $1.9bn Amrun bauxite mine in ...

According to the mining giant, Amrun and its associated processing and port facilities will replace production from its depleting East Weipa mine, while boosting annual bauxite export capacity by nearly 10 million tons. Amrun is located some 40km south of the Rio Tinto-owned East Weipa and Andoom mines.

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Town Overview – Weipa Town Authority

The Weipa region is extremely rich in bauxite, with much of the surrounding land around the township leased to the mining company Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto Weipa is a major contributor to the regional economy, making significant investments in local infrastructure. Rio Tinto owns and operates the Weipa bauxite mine, holding three leases that span ...

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Weipa, QLD - Aussie Towns

Bauxite mining town on the west coast of Cape York. Today Weipa is a bauxite mining town. Historically it started life as the traditional home of the Alngith Aboriginal people. It became a Presbyterian mission in 1898 and in 1967 it was a town, built by the bauxite mining company Comalco, which has, over the years, grown to a population of over ...

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Amrun Bauxite Mine, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

Amrun bauxite mine (earlier known as South of Embley) is a high-quality bauxite deposit located on the Cape York Peninsula, Australia. It is expected to replace the exhausting East Weipa mine and increase annual bauxite exports by approximately 10 million tonnes (Mt).

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Metro Mining Limited - Welcome to Metro Mining

METRO MINING LIMITED (ASX:MMI) Metro Mining Limited is an Australian exploration and mining company based in Brisbane, Queensland. Metro’s flagship project, the Bauxite Hills Mine, located 95 kilometres north of Weipa is one of the largest independent projects within the internationally acclaimed Weipa Bauxite Region.

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Weipa solar farm - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Aug 15, 2019· Stage one consists of 18,000 PV using First Solar’s thin- solar panels mounted on steel and aluminium structures. It is expected to generate up to 1.7MW of electricity for the Weipa bauxite mine and processing facilities as well as the surrounding community …

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Amrun Bauxite Mine | Steel Detailing Mining & Resources ...

The Amrun greenfields development, 40km south of the Weipa operations, comprises a bauxite mine, plant and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula. Proposed production is 22.8 million tonnes per annum, replacing output from the depleted East Weipa mine and increasing Cape York bauxite exports by around 10Mtpa.

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Bauxite - The next commodity rush ? - SAMSO

Bauxite is usually found near the surface of terrain and can be strip-mined economically. During the strip-mining process, bauxite is broken up and taken out of the mine to an alumina refinery. Once mining is complete, the topsoil is replaced, and the area undergoes a restoration process.

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Weipa | EDL

About the Weipa Solar Farm. The 1.7MW Weipa solar farm is located at Rio Tinto Aluminium’s (RTA) bauxite mine and Weipa township in the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Developed by First Solar, the facility has been in operation for just over three years. It feeds into the Weipa grid under a Power Purchase Agreement with RTA.

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Alcan Weipa Mine Jobs - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Rio Tinto`s $1 billion expansion at the Alcan Weipa bauxite mine will employ 630 people in the construction phase, due to start next year. Over 80 people turned out at Weipa to hear about the South of Embley Project which will extend the life of the mine by 40 years and employ up to 1200 people.

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Top 10 Largest Bauxite Producing Countries In The World 2019

Jan 01, 2019· The aluminum ore that is used as the main source of the aluminum metal. Its sources of aluminum include: diaspora, gibbsite and bohmite. Although aluminum demand is increasing, there is no danger of bauxite reserves being fully exhausted. Here are the top 10 largest bauxite producing countries in the world in 2019.

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Weipa, Queensland - Wikipedia

Owned by Rio Tinto, the Weipa bauxite mine is located on the Western Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. The mine, which officially commenced production in 1969, is operated by Rio Tinto Aluminum (subsidiary) and produces roughly 16.3 million tons of bauxite annually.

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Rio Tinto says Amrun bauxite mine set for full production ...

Mar 08, 2019· WEIPA, Australia (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto said on Friday that its $1.9 billion Amrun bauxite mine in northern Australia is set to enter full production after finishing its ramp-up phase ...

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Bauxite - Wikipedia

One of the world's largest bauxite mines in Weipa, Australia. Australia is the largest producer of bauxite, followed by China. In 2017, China was the top producer of aluminium with almost half of the world's production, followed by Russia, Canada, and India.

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First shipment leaves Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite mine in ...

Dec 03, 2018· First bauxite from the Amrun mine is loaded onto the RTM Weipa At a ceremony on the Western Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland, more than 80,000 tonnes of bauxite was loaded on to the RTM Weipa bound for Rio Tinto’s Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone.

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Australian Bauxite | The Australian Aluminium Council

There are currently five bauxite mines in Australia providing feedstock for the seven alumina refineries, which in turn supply alumina to the six Australian aluminium smelters and the export market. Australia is the largest producer of bauxite in the world, with 74.9 million tonnes produced in 2011. The five Australian bauxite mines are:

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North Queensland: Weipa - Australia Guide

Weipa is an isolated bauxite mining town on the westy coast of Cape York. Location: 838 km north of Cairns. With a population of around 3,500, Weipa is the largest community on Cape York Peninsula. It exists because of the enormous bauxite deposits along the coast. The Port of Weipa is mainly involved in the export of bauxite and cattle.

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Weipa, Queensland Facts for Kids

The bauxite mine is the world's largest with planned expansions increasing the margin over other mines in 2010. Facilities. Weipa has a public library, visitor's centre, swimming pool, bowling green, golf club, tennis and squash courts. There are netball and basketball courts as well as football fields.

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Major Mines & Projects | Weipa Mine

The Weipa operations consist of two continuous mining operations at East Weipa and Andoom, two beneficiation plants, 19 kilometres of railway to transport mined bauxite to the port area, two stockpiles and two ship loaders. Bauxite ore in Weipa is found in a layer three to four metres deep in the form of small, red pebbles, called pisolites.

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SAB Bauxite Operations — SAB MINING GROUP

ABOUT BAUXITE HILLS MINE PROJECT. Roughly 95km north of Weipa, the Bauxite Hills Mine Site Project is owned and operated by Metro Mining on a tenement package of 2505km square. This mine site has a life expectancy of 17 years, with the potential to extend the mine further into the future as a reliable source of bauxite.

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Metro bauxite mine to employ 200 in North Queensland ...

Mar 16, 2017· Metro Mining is preparing to launch construction of the Bauxite Hills mine near Weipa in North Queensland in July. Bauxite Hills, which will employ up …

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Weipa - Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto owns and operates the Weipa bauxite mine on western Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Rio Tinto owns and operates the Weipa bauxite mine on western Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Accept. We would like to use cookies to remember you and learn how you use these pages. If you agree, please click accept.

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Weipa Mine, Weipa, Cape York Peninsula, Cook Shire ...

Weipa Mine, Weipa, Cape York Peninsula, Cook Shire, Queensland, Australia : An aluminum mine in bauxite ore. SUPPORT US . If mindat.org is important to …

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Bauxite Hills Mine, Skardon River - Metro Mining - OHSA ...

Metro Mining’s Bauxite Hills Mine is approximately 95 kilometres north of Weipa on Western Cape York. The Bauxite Hills Mine positions Metro as one of the largest independent operations within the international renowned Weipa bauxite region on Cape York where the company’s total tenement package covers 2,505 square kilometres.

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Mining and Refining – Australia - World Aluminium

Weipa. Australia. 213. Managing dust emissions at Rio Tinto is a major focus during the dry season. Dust emissions from operations in Weipa, combined with windy conditions and the smoke that is often present from natural bushfires in the region, can adversely impact air quality for the local community. ... The nature of bauxite mining means ...

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Weipa - Destination Information - Queensland

Weipa is a mining town built by Comalco to house its employees and their families, government workers and support people for its Bauxite and Kaolin operations. Weipa has the largest Bauxite deposit in the world. Fishing enthusiasts flock to Weipa because of its terrific coastal location and abundant marine life.

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Weipa | | MiningLink - The largest & most visited mining ...

Weipa Mine is one of the Most Remote Mining Operations in Australia. Besides the usual supporting infrastructure at such an operation, the Weipa bauxite mine is located in one of the most remote areas of Australia and therefore has to supply its own electricity needs.

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Mining and Refining - bauxite.world-aluminium.org

At the Weipa bauxite mine in Australia, Rio Tinto is collaborating through an Australian Research Council Industry Partnership grant with a number of universities and Aboriginal Traditional Owners from the Wathayn area. The project aims to develop a new beyond compliance approach to cultural heritage management that will lead to a better ...

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Urquhart Bauxite – Metallica Minerals Limited

The Urquhart Bauxite Project is located 5 km southwest of Weipa on the west coast of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, a region renowned for its extensive deposits of high-quality pisolitic bauxite. The project consists of two bauxite plateaux, known as Area A and Area B, which are wholly contained within the granted Mining Lease.

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Amrun Bauxite Project, Cape York - Mining Technology ...

The Amrun bauxite project (formerly South of Embley Project) is located near Boyd Point, 40km south of the existing Weipa mine and 40km north of Aurukun in the Cape York Peninsula, Australia. The project, which is owned by Rio Tinto, involves the development of two mining areas namely the Boyd ...

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