Anglo Australian mining titan Rio Tinto announced on Friday the completion of commissioning of its Amrun bauxite operations at Cape York, Queensland.. According to the firm, the US$1.9 billion operation will take up the slack from the mine at East Weipa as it exhausts its cache of bauxite ore.
The company, which shipped its first bauxite cargo from Amrun three months ago, is replacing production from the nearby, depleting East Weipa mine with the $2.6 billion operations. Rio Tinto will ...
Amrun is about 40 kilometres south of Rio Tintos existing East Weipa and Andoom mines on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. The mine, plant and export facility were approved in 2015, with a targeted start date of 2019. Rio Tinto made Amruns first shipment in December 2018, six weeks ahead of schedule.
Rio Tinto39;s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia, has achieved a significant milestone, successfully making the first shipment of bauxite, six weeks ahead of schedule. The US$1.9 billion investment in Amrun will replace production from the depleting East Weipa mine and increase annual bauxite exports by around 10 million tonnes.
Mining giant Rio Tinto has completed commissioning of its 100% owned $A2.6bn Amrun bauxite mine in Queensland, Australia.