Bauxite a bonus for Rio Tinto

HIGHER bauxite production has helped global miner Rio Tinto finish the year with good momentum, thanks to the successful ramp-up of the Amrun mine on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.

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First bauxite ore shipped from Amrun

Total bauxite production in 2019 was 55.1 million tonnes, up 9% on the previous year.

In Australia, the ramped-up Amrun mine in Weipa produced 35.