Rio Tinto Alcan starts exploration of bauxite mining project in Madagascar

Reportedly, Rio Tinto Alcan began the study of the bauxite project in Manantenina area in southeast of Madagascar in early 2008. Currently the project has entered the initial exploration phase.

According to the official of Rio Tinto Alcan, it’s predicted that the deposit of the bauxite project may reach more than 100 million tonnes.

According to the plan, Rio Tinto Alcan will build an alumina refinery mine in this area designed annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons of alumina.

Furthermore, the establishment of alumina refinery will not only bring added value income but also create employment opportunities for local and foreign exchange earnings.


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