Another company, Australian Bauxite Ltd, further explored the Binjour Plateau in Qld in 2012, drilling some 200 aircore holes and nine strategically placed diamond drill holes. Production. Australia was the leading producer of bauxite and alumina globally in 2011 and the fifth largest aluminium producer.
Australian Bauxite began mining at Bald Hill near Campbell Town earlier this year in what is understood to be Australia's first new bauxite quarry in 35 years. Chief executive Ian Levy said the company may soon expand its activities to a site near Bell Bay, where it has found a new bauxite deposit. "It's very exciting.