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.
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.
Mining activities at Weipa officially began in the late 1950s, following the discovery of the vast bauxite resource by a geologist named Harry Evans in 1955. The town of Weipa was constructed by Rio Tinto Aluminum in the 1960s to house its mining workforce, but today is the regional hub of the Western Cape hosting many businesses and government services.
The nature of bauxite mining means large areas of flat land are exposed, which can be a dust source during windy conditions. Dust is also generated by truck movements and large tailings facilities, some located close to local communities.
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.
Urquhart Bauxite The Urquhart Bauxite Project (Project) is situated adjacent to the HMS Project and is some 5km southwest of Weipa on Queenslands Cape York Peninsula. Western Cape York is world renowned for its extensive deposits of high quality, export grade pisolitic bauxite.
Bauxite Hills (Qld) Cape Alumina Ltd also has mine and port project located on western Cape York at Bauxite Hills, 95 km north of Weipa. In December 2012, the company completed a pre feasibility study that confirmed the technical and economic feasibility of a mine producing 5 Mt per annum of bauxite
So far, the team has found only six individuals of the new species in the Weipa area, a site with large scale bauxite mining, which could suggest that the burrowing snake might be in trouble.
Bauxite mining operations at Weipa, Cape York a case study Chapter 29 1 29 Bauxite mining operations at Weipa, Cape York a case study Veronica Klimenko and Robin Evans, University of Queensland, Sustainable Minerals Institute firstname.lastname@example.org Bauxite mining at Weipa, Cape York.
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.
Piles of mining Bauxite in Weipa, Queensland, Australia Bauxite is an aluminium ore and is the main source of aluminium. Big bucket scoop bulldozer mining technology using to move bauxite mine.
Metro Mining has shipped one million tonnes (Mt) of bauxite from its Bauxite Hills mine north of Weipa on Western Cape York, five months after launching mining operations.
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.
Selective mining ensures that only the highest grades are mined. Below the pisolitic bauxite horizon is a nodular ironstone layer. At this level, the bauxite becomes increasingly iron and kaolin rich. Kaolinite, which contains a great deal of silica, is also much lower in aluminium content than bauxite.
Despite this positive outlook for Indias bauxite mining sector, tightening environmental regulations and tribal tensions pose downside risks, by slowing down new projects, the study suggests.
The Weipa bauxite mine on the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland exists under the authorisation of two agreements with the local indigenous community. One is the EBMPA ( Ely Bauxite Mining Project Agreement) and the other the WCCCA (Western Cape Communities Co existence Agreement).
Mining and processing at the Cape York Peninsula bauxite mine The project will involve the development of a shallow open pit using the existing fleet of front end loaders and 180t dump trucks from the East Weipa site.
Weipa town and neighbouring community of Napranum. Our agreements Rio Tinto recognises that mining occurs on Aboriginal land, and three Aboriginal agreements underpin all operations and activitiesthe Western Cape Communities Co existence Agreement, the Ely Bauxite Mining Project Agreement and the Weipa Township Agreement.
In Weipa, Rio Tinto operates under three Aboriginal agreements the Western Cape Communities Co existence Agreement (WCCCA), the Ely Bauxite Mining Project Agreement (EBMPA) and the Weipa Township Agreement.
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 mining at Weipa is carried out in two locations, Andoom and East Weipa, and two beneficiation facilities that produced 23.7 million tonnes of metal grade bauxite in 2012. There is also 19 kilometres of railway to take the bauxite to the port at Weipa where there exists two
The top ten bauxite producing countries account for about 95% of the global bauxite output. Mining technology profiles the ten biggest bauxite producers based on the latest production data. Rio Tinto Alcans Weipa mine in Queensland, and the Gove mine operated by Rio Tintos subsidiary Pacific Aluminium.
Commercial quantities of bauxite were discovered on Aboriginal lands at Weipa in western Cape York in 1955. Nine years later commercial production began, with 453,365 tonnes of bauxite mined and shipped that year.
Bauxite has been mined at Weipa on western Cape York Peninsula in Queensland since 1963 by Rio Tinto (and formerly Comalco). The mine produces 26
Operations at Weipa include the mining, crushing and washing of bauxite, and ore handling through port facilities for transport to alumina refineries. Since the first year of commercial
METRO MINING LIMITED (ASXMMI) Metro Mining Limited is an Australian exploration and mining company based in Brisbane, Queensland. Metros 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.
Weipa is located on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, about 200 kilometres from the tip of Australia and just less than 200 kilometres from the east coast. It is approximately 804 road kilometres and 580 air kilometres from Cairns. Australia is the worlds number one bauxite mining country.
Metro Minings Bauxite Hills Mine is ~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 companys total tenement package covers approximately 1,800 square kilometres.
Metro Mining is preparing to launch construction of the Bauxite Hills mine near Weipa in North Queensland in July.