Australian Bauxite is listed on the ASX and has tenements/mines across the states of Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania, location of the first mine.

We are now proud to advise that during April-May 2020, ABx was able to secure sales contracts for fertiliser-grade bauxite and cement-grade bauxite that totalled more than $2.5 million.

ABx's next bauxite sale of 35,000 tonnes of cement grade bauxite to customer specifications, is due for shipment from Bell Bay, Tasmania in August. Sales of fertiliser grade bauxite continue throughout the year and are growing steadily.

ABx's 89% owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited recently achieved its biggest milestone by producing Aluminium Fluoride (AlF3) that is of saleable grade for aluminium smelters.
 

ALCORE Limited

Australian Bauxite has been granted a global exclusive licence for chemical refining of bauxite to produce aluminium fluoride as its main product (used in aluminium production and lithium ion batteries) along with co-production of silica fume, Corethane hydrocarbon, titanium oxide, iron oxide pigments and other products.

Alcore's method is the world's first production of AlFfrom the recycling of smelter waste and low-grade bauxite and uses the aluminium-related parts of the CORE Technology (patent pending).

Alcore plans to be the first producer of AlF3 in the southern hemisphere, providing the potential to increase security of supply for aluminium smelters in Australasia and elsewhere in the southern hemisphere.

Alcore is building its first production plant at Bell Bay, northern Tasmania. Alcore recently moved to the design stage, appointing the globally recognised Clough Engineers and recruiting Dr Mark Cooksey as the Alcore General Manager. Dr Cooksey was the Principal Senior Research Leader at the CSIRO and previously worked in Rio Tinto's Aluminium smelter division.

Alcore continues to achieve milestones in its laboratory and several potential customers have visited the Alcore Research Centre to observe the production of AlF3 from aluminium smelter by-products and are continuing to discuss future joint plans.


Binjour Queensland

ABx is in the process of developing its metallurgical-grade project at Binjour, located inland of Bundaberg Port.

The proposed mining leases, transport, port and shipping arrangements that have been presented to government and other stakeholders over past months are now under consideration by the Office of the Co-ordinator General for early review.

The project will be fully funded by ABx's marketing partner, Rawmin Mining of India, with a tripartite agreement announced in 2019.

 

Penrose NSW

ABx is also working on ways to optimise the development, extraction and marketing of high-priced refractory-abrasive grade bauxite from its white bauxite deposite at Penrose, inland from Port Kembla NSW.



Covid-19 Pandemic Response

Whilst two staff members are teleworking from Melbourne, ABx continues to operate with its full workforce.

ABx Group is taking all appropriate steps to protect employees, contractors and customers, the safety of which is paramount. We hae registered the Alcore lab to NSW Health if needed.



ABx endorses best practices on agricultural land, strives to leave land and environment better than we find it.

We only operate where welcomed.