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Rio Tinto in large-scale expansion of Australian bauxite project

British-Australian Rio Tinto is gearing up for a massive expansion of production from one of the world's biggest bauxite deposits. This happens after the mining group has secured approval for a billion dollar project that includes, among other things, a new mine and port facilities.

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Rio Tinto is now ready to boost the output significantly from one of the world's biggest bauxite deposits in northern Queensland, Australia.

This happens after Rio Tino has secured approval from authorities for its large-scale Amrun project, which has a combined investment budget of USD 1.9 billion and which includes elements such as the construction of a new bauxite mine, associated processing plants and port facilities for further treatment and shipping from the Cape York peninsula in Queensland, informs Rio Tinto in a statement on Friday.

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