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  • General 2015-05-10
    Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) commenced in March 1967 with an annual production rate of 600,000 tonnes of alumina. Today QAL is one of the world’s largest alumina refineries, producing some 3.95 million tonnes of the world’s best smelter grade alumina per year. Estimated replacement value of QAL is approximately US$4 billion. The refinery covers 80 hectares of a 3050 hectare site on the south-east outskirts of the city of Gladstone. Adjacent to the plant is a wharf and storage facility on South Trees Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway bridge. Ownership QAL produces alumina on behalf of a consortium of two aluminium companies. • Rio Tinto Alcan 80% • Rusal 20% Owners are supplied with alumina in proportion to their equity. A tolling charge per tonne of alumina is applied to recover the costs of processing, including operating, maintenance, raw materials, energy and administration.

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Nearby Location News

  • Metal Bank seeks funds for Triumph 2016-09-19
    Junior Metal Bank was hoping to raise up to A$5.4-million through a share placement and rights issue to fund exploration work at the Triumph gold project, in Queensland. The company on Monday said that it would place some 116.6-million new shares to sophisticated and institutional investors, at a price of 3c each, to raise an initial A$3.5-million.
  • Mantle chooses Morning Star over Norton 2016-08-22
    ASX-listed Mantle Mining plans to accelerate the restart of gold production at its large, high-grade Morning Star gold mine, in Victoria, following the completion of an internal review. The 95%-owned project, which holds an 80 000 t/y processing plant on site, is being prioritised above Mantle's other significant project, Norton, near Gladstone, in Queensland.
  • Mantle’s Norton gold mine progressing towards first production 2016-07-13
    ASX-listed junior Mantle Mining is steadily progressing towards first gold concentrate production at its Queensland-based Norton gold mine. The company noted on Wednesday that sorter trials at the mine had been completed, with gravity plant trials currently under way using bulk sample material.
  • ASX: Progress Toward First Gold Concentrate Production at Norton 2016-07-12
  • Norton project fully funded to production 2016-06-17
    The Norton gold mine in Queensland was fully funded to production, following a share placement to raise $1-million, ASX-listed Mantle Mining reported on Friday. The Norton mine would be restarted shortly and was expected to achieve first production in the “coming months”, said Mantle, which has ambitions to be Australia's newest gold miner.

Gladstone News

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    Market News alert Rio Tinto PLC

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