BEIJING (Asian Metal ) 23 Jan 19 -Aluminum Development Cambodia Co.,Ltd, a major bauxie producer in Cambodia, finished bauxite exploration late 2018, a source from the company reported to Asian Metal.
According to the source, it took around one year for the exploration."The identified bauxite reserves are around 30 million tonnes."said the source, adding that they plan to do feasibility study for bauxite mining construction and alumina refinery building in 2019. They now have the official mining approval and environmental related license.
The initial annual bauxite production capacity is planned for 15 million tonnes. They also plan to build an alumina refinery with annual production capacity of 2.4 million tonnes for the first phase. The total budget for bauxite mining and alumina refinery is around RMB20 billion.
The mine is located in East Cambodia and will mainly produce tri-hydrate bauxite AI2O3 50%min(AI/SI=9.0). They may start mining construction in late 2019 and have a plan to export bauxite to China.