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Bauxite Mining in Western Australia

bauxite mining operations in western Australia, which are destroying the only Jarrah forest in the world and are threatening Perth's total supply of fresh drinking water. Alcoa of Australia Ltd., a subsidiary of the Aluminium Company of America, has very close links with Western Australia's Liberal government, headed by Sir Charles Court.

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Other large deposits (>500 Mt) are located in Western Australia in the Darling Range, the Mitchell Plateau and at Cape Bougainville, of which the latter two have not been developed. The bauxite mines in the Darling Range have the world's lowest grade bauxite ore mined on a

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Restoration Following Bauxite Mining In Western Australia

Reclamation of bauxite-mined lands in western Australia began in 1966 three years after ALCOA of Australia commenced mining operation (Tacey and Glossop 1980). In the early years of ALCOA’s reclamation program, the goal was to establish a stable, self-regenerating forest ecosystem.

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Decommissioning Western Australia's First Bauxite Mine: Co ...

Jul 17, 2007  Introduction. Alcoa World Alumina Australia currently operates two bauxite mines in the Darling Range of south-western Western Australia, 80–140 km south of Perth (Figs 1 and 2).Huntly is the largest bauxite mine in the world, producing over 20 million tons of ore every year. The bauxite from the two mines is processed into alumina at three refineries at Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup.

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Restoration Following Bauxite Mining In Western Australia

Reclamation of bauxite-mined lands in western Australia began in 1966 three years after ALCOA of Australia commenced mining operation (Tacey and Glossop 1980). In the early years of ALCOA’s reclamation program, the goal was to establish a stable, self-regenerating forest ecosystem.

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Mining and Refining – Australia

Alcoa's Kwinana alumina refinery is located 45 kilometres south of Perth, Western Australia. Opened in July 1963, the plant has been upgraded and improved over the years, and now has a production capacity of more than two million tonnes of alumina every year.

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Decommissioning Western Australia's First Bauxite Mine: Co ...

Jul 17, 2007  Introduction. Alcoa World Alumina Australia currently operates two bauxite mines in the Darling Range of south-western Western Australia, 80–140 km south of Perth (Figs 1 and 2).Huntly is the largest bauxite mine in the world, producing over 20 million tons of ore every year. The bauxite from the two mines is processed into alumina at three refineries at Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup.

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Vegetation Succession After Bauxite Mining in Western ...

May 18, 2006  Bauxite is mined in the jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata Sm.) forest of south-western Australia and 700 – 800 ha each year are rehabilitated by mining

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Vegetation Succession After Bauxite Mining in Western ...

Vegetation Succession After Bauxite Mining in Western Australia. IntroductionAlcoa World Alumina Australia (Alcoa) has carried out bauxite mining in Western Australia's Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest since 1963. The current objective of the rehabilitation is to establish a self-sustaining jarrah forest ecosystem, planned to enhance or ...

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Bauxite Geoscience Australia

Dec 31, 2016  In Western Australia, Bauxite Resources Ltd was part of two individual Joint Ventures with different Chinese companies (both state-owned enterprises) to supply Darling Range bauxite. Both projects have been largely inactive in recent years with the most advanced of the joint ventures bought out by its Chinese partner in 2016.

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Rehabilitation after bauxite mining in south-western australia

Apr 01, 1985  Rehabilitation after bauxite mining in south-western Australia. Landscape Plann., 12: 75--92. Alcoa of Australia Ltd. mines bauxite in the Darling Ranges of south-western Australia. The company must operate within major environmental constraints, associated with competitive land uses, to ensure on-going access to ore reserves.

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Decommissioning Alcoa’s First Bauxite Mine in the Jarrah ...

Alcoa World Alumina Australia currently operates two bauxite mines at Willowdale and Huntly in the Darling Range of south-western Western Australia, 80-140 km south of Perth (Figure 1). Huntly is the largest bauxite mine in the world, producing over 20 million t of ore every year. The bauxite from the two

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A history of salinity in Western Australia – A salty bunch ...

A history of salinity in Western Australia – Important (and some unimportant) dates By D Bennett and D K Macpherson, with some additonal comments and dates added by Richard George and Bob Nulsen (January 2002) .The 'salty bunch of dates' pun is based on date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) being quite salt tolerant.Note that many of the references 1–324 are published here as originally written ...

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Restoration Following Bauxite Mining In Western Australia

Reclamation of bauxite-mined lands in western Australia began in 1966 three years after ALCOA of Australia commenced mining operation (Tacey and Glossop 1980). In the early years of ALCOA’s reclamation program, the goal was to establish a stable, self-regenerating forest ecosystem.

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Bauxite Mining and Energy Western Australia Exhibitions

In 2015-16, alumina was Western Australia’s third most valuable mineral, earning just over $4.9 billion. Men at work at Alcoa bauxite mine, Jarrahdale Alcoa was a fully integrated bauxite-mining, alumina-refining and aluminum-smelting company.

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Restoration Resource Center Australia: Returning the ...

Implications of seedling emergence to site restoration following bauxite mining in Western Australia. Restoration Ecology 4(2): 146-154. #Melanie A. Norman, John M. Koch, Carl D. Grant, Tim K. Morald, Samuel C. Ward. 2006. Vegetation Succession After Bauxite Mining in Western Australia. ҬRestoration Ecology 14(2): 278 Р288. Not peer ...

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Vegetation succession after bauxite mining in Western ...

Alcoa World Alumina Australia has been rehabilitating bauxite mines in the jarrah forest (Eucalyptus marginata) of Western Australia for more than 35 years. An experiment was established in 1988 using three different seed treatments (legume and small understorey mix, small understorey mix only and no seed) and two fertilizer treatments (N and P, and P only).

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Alcoa’s Mining and Restoration Process in South Western ...

Dec 12, 2007  This paper describes the sequence of Alcoa’s bauxite mining and restoration operations in Western Australia, commencing with pre‐mining surveys and geological exploration through to the preparation and extraction of the bauxite ore, the restoration process, and then monitoring.

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Restoring jarrah forest in southwestern Australia after ...

Restoring jarrah forest in southwestern Australia after bauxite mining Andy Seiser . Introduction . Alcoa of Australia Limited is the world’s largest bauxite miner and alumina refiner. This company has mined bauxite in the jarrah forest in western Australia since 1963, and the first restorations were carried out in 1966 (Koch and Ward 1994).

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Alcoa -- About Us - Locations

Australian Locations. Alcoa of Australia’s operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies. For further information about key

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Alcoa of Australia

Alcoa of Australia was formed in June 1961 and was granted a 12,619 square kilometre bauxite mining lease by the Western Australian Government. In December 1961, ground was broken for the Kwinana Alumina Refinery near Perth and the Point Henry Aluminium Smelter and a semi-fabricating plant near Geelong in Victoria. This was an

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The where, when and what of phosphorus fertilisation for ...

Jun 15, 2020  Bauxite mining restoration by Alcoa World Alumina Australia in Western Australia: social, political, historical, and environmental contexts Restor. Ecol. , 15 ( 2007 ) , pp. S3 - S10

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FYI, Alcoa achieve high-purity alumina at Western ...

Feb 12, 2021  Fitch forecasts Australian bauxite production growth to average 4% y-o-y in 2021, and Guinea's bauxite output to rise from 84.5mnt in 2021 to 133.8mnt in 2030. MINING Editor

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Restoring Jarrah Forest after Bauxite Mining in Western ...

Restoring Jarrah Forest after Bauxite Mining in Western Australia — The Effect of Fertilizer R.J. Standish et al. on Floristic Diversity and Composition (Gardner and Stoneman, 2003; Koch, 2007).

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REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED SITES - Unasylva 207

Bauxite mining environmental management and rehabilitation practices in Western Australia. In Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, World's Best Practice in Mining and Mineral Processing Conference. Sydney, Australia, 17-18 May 1995. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia. 1994.

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Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of rehabilitated ...

Feb 20, 2008  Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forests cover approximately 3.3 Mha in the southwest of Western Australia (Abbott and Loneragan, 1983). Alcoa World Alumina Australia (ALCOA) and Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd. (Worsley) have bauxite mining leases in the northern jarrah forest.

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Impacts of bauxite mining across bushwalking areas in ...

Strip-mining for bauxite first commenced at Jarrahdale in 1963 and major expansions of mining operations within the leases have since been approved by Government. Impact on bushwalking Continuing expansions of the mining will increasingly impact on and greatly diminish quality bushwalking opportunities in the region in coming years.

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