Australian Bauxite Limited makes maiden bauxite shipment from Bald Hill Mine

Image credit: Australian Bauxite Limited ASX release

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced that its maiden shipment of 5,557 tonnes of cement-grade bauxite has left Bell Bay Port in northern Tasmania, marking the first sale of bauxite from ABx’s Bald Hill Mine – the first new bauxite project in Australia for more than 35 years.

Image credit: Australian Bauxite Limited ASX release
Image credit: Australian Bauxite Limited ASX release

ABx said the customer is seeking a second, larger shipment of 30,000 to 40,000 tonnes once the large stockpile warehouse in the receiving port is approved and ready to receive bauxite.

“The bauxite is in perfect condition for our bauxite cement customer. It is even grained, dry, dust-free and exceptionally clean due to rigorous processing by Stomoway contractors at Bald Hill mine, careful transport pit-to-port by TasRail and professional port handling by QUBE Ports,” said ABx’s Logistics Manager, Paul Glover.

”This, combined with excellent chemistry makes our bauxite ideal for a range of customer, several of which have recently requested samples from us for testing.


ABx has started its first bauxite mine in Tasmania and holds the core of the Eastern Australian Bauxite Province. It owns 37 bauxite tenements in Queensland, NSW and Tasmana which exceed 5,000 km2.