BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Bauxite and Alumina


A Western Australia online newspaper has today run a report that Alcoa may be in the middle of a strategy change for its WA bauxite. The Wa Business News (www.businessnews.com.au) reports that the recent trial cargoes of bauxite are a shift from the regular model of refining the material in WA. It points out that […]

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Reuters is reporting that 34 contractors in Pahang State in Malaysia have had their mining licences revoked.   According to the report, that leaves only 11 operators with permission to mine bauxite in the area. Kuantan, the regional capital of Pahang State, is awash with bauxite – literally.   When we were there 2 weeks […]

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That’s the apt motto that greets you when you arrive at the Port of Kuantan in Malaysia. We visited the Port of Kuantan as part of the Global Bauxite conference held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week. A group of us went to visit the mining and shipping operations after the conference. My own view […]

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Following the Global Bauxite conference in Kuala Lumpur, a group of us took the trip to the east coast of Malaysia, to see the local mining and shipping operation for ourselves. The feature image shows the washing station at the Spring Energy mine. Spring Energy was an interesting company to visit, but we weren’t the […]

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The Global Bauxite Conference here in Kuala Lumpur featured Dato Khasbullah Kadir, the COO of the Port of Kuantan. Mr Kadir gave us a detailed picture of what is happening in Kuantan port. This is the main port from which Malaysian bauxite is leaving for China. The port has a maximum draft of 11.2 metres, which […]

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The Global Bauxite conference in Kuala Lumpur has just finished, and one thing is clear – you can pick a number as to how much bauxite is likely to come out of Malaysia in the next few years. On Monday, we heard from a geologist with the Malaysian government that the total reserves in Malaysia […]

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