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There was faint incentive to search for bauxite until World War II when the scarcity
of aluminium in Australia began the slow steps which ultimately set up the
government industry at Bell Bay. The shoreline of the Gulf of Carpentaria
resembles a ...
high-grade bauxite, just when the economic conditions were ripe for discovery.
An official request from the Mines Department in Brisbane to three remote
mission stations in the area to collect samples .of bauxite was faithfully answered,
bat in ...
about one-quarter of the 'known potential resources of bauxite in the world'.
Comalco — a partnership of Conzinc Riotinto of Australia and the Kaiser
Aluminium & Chemical Corporation of U.S.A. — developed Weipa. No mining
project in ...
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The history of mining is central to Australian history, from the gold rushes of the 1860's which brought hundreds of thousand of immigrants, to the mountain ranges of iron ore and immense natural gas ... Read full review
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