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BAUXITE RESOURCES LIMITED

ASX: BAU

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Description

BRL was launched in May 2006 to participate in the bauxite and alumina industries in Western Australia where four of the seven Australian alumina refineries and four of Australia’s bauxite mines are located.

Darling Range premium bauxite

Approximately seven tonnes of Darling Range bauxite when refined using the Bayer process produces two tonnes of alumina, this in turn when smelted produces one tonne of aluminium. The bauxite found throughout the Darling Range is a gibbsite ore, an aluminium hydroxide requiring lower temperatures and lower pressures for alumina refining; these lower energy requirements represent considerable lower energy costs. Darling Range bauxite is also extremely low in reactive silica requiring lower caustic soda use for greater liberation of alumina again reducing refining costs. These distinctive properties make Darling Range alumina refineries amongst the lowest cost producing operations in the world and the main reason behind the growing interest for Darling Range bauxite in the global market.

Darling Range alumina industry

The Darling Range in the south west of Western Australia produces 23% of the world’s alumina. This area has mined bauxite and refined alumina since the 1960s and currently exports 12.3Mtpa earning West Australia $3.6 billion in export revenue and accounting for 5% of the State’s total export income.

Mine For

bauxite

Location of operation(s)

Western Australia

Address

Level 2, Building E 355 Scarborough Beach Rd
OSBORNE PARK, WA, AUSTRALIA

Phone

+ 61 (0)8 9200 6300

Email

Website


Last Updated

18/04/2011

 

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