ABx Confirms Shipment of 30,000 MT of Bauxite

Aluminium Insider - September 20th, 2017

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced the shipment and subsequent sale of a quantity of bauxite mined from its Bald Hill Bauxite Project in Tasmania.

Though the customer was not identified, ABx indicated that the shipment in question was of 30 thousand metric tons of cement-grade, custom-blended bauxite.

Hindalco Mulling Exporting Excess Alumina Production

Aluminium Insider - September 15th, 2017

Cursed with an overabundance of alumina production, India's Hindalco Industries Ltd is considering selling the excess to overseas buyers.

In the just-completed fiscal year, Hindalco's alumina production totaled 2.9 million metric tons, while its overall primary aluminium production totaled 1.3 million metric tons.

Tajikistan Plans to Increase Production of Aluminum to 300,000 Tons by 2020

Sputnik News - September 13th, 2017

The Tajik Aluminium Company (TAL?O) plans to increase the production of primary aluminum to 300,000 tons by 2020, TALCO official representative Igor Sattarov said Tuesday.

In early August, Tajik Minister of Economic Development and Trade Nematullo Hikmatullozoda said that projections for the production of primary aluminum in 2017 amounted to 148,000 tons. In 2016, Tajikistan produced 129,300 tons of primary aluminum which is a decrease of 7.2 percent in comparison with 2015.

Pacifica Bauxite Identifies Potential High-Grade Bauxite Outcroppings in Solomon Islands

Aluminium Insider - September 11th, 2017

Australian miner Pacific Bauxite Limited announced late last week that it has identified three pockets potentially containing high-grade bauxite ore at its South West New Georgia Bauxite Project in the Solomon Islands.

The firm said that, of over two hundred samples taken on the site, over half showed soil totaling at least a forty-percent concentration of alumina. According to the company's analysis, the samples outline three distinct outcroppings of high-grade bauxite ore with alumina concentrations of between 55 percent and 57 percent. Though silicon dioxide levels proved to be higher than bauxite at Pacific's Nendo Project, over one-third of the samples showed a silicon dioxide level of 16 percent or less. The firm said that more precise results will be available after the samples are tested in the laboratory.