Chinese bauxite: the way ahead
Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2012
The supply structure of one of China’s key export refractory minerals has undergone significant evolution in recent years. Recently returned from China, James Devlin explains how things stand and what the future holds for Chinese non-met. bauxite
CMPs new bauxite mine at Xiuwen, Guizhou
which has proven reserves of 3m tonnes. Open
pit mining plus a single adit will initially be used
to produce 100-200,000 tpa of non-met. bauxite.
There is a general misconception that Chinese
non-metallurgical grade bauxite output is a separate and
specific mining industry...