Bauxite Hills set to open next year

20 April


Australia based mine may employ as much as 250 people over the course of its operations.


In Australia, a new $40 million bauxite mine is on track to start production next year with jobs for up to 250 people over the life of the project, reports Cairns Post.

Bauxite Hills, north of Weipa on Western Cape York, has a Direct Shipping Ore resource of 65.3 million tonnes, worth about $3 billion at today's prices, and a mine life in excess of 13 years. According to the report, Metro Mining chief executive Simon Finnis said the Environment Impact Statement had been submitted to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, another key milestone.

He said it appeared the company was on track to begin mining by September 2017.

ÔÇ£Metro believes final determination of the EIS may be achieved later this year, enabling site construction to start straight after the wet season, and mining operations to commence in September next year,ÔÇØ Finnis said.


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