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THE first shipment of bauxite has left Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite mine on Queensland’s western Cape York Peninsula six weeks ahead of schedule.

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The first shipment of bauxite from Amrun being carried on the RTM Weipa.

The shipment of more than 80,000t of bauxite aboard the RTM Weipa is expected to arrive at the Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone next week.