Australian Bauxite was listed on the ASX in December 2009 and has tenements along the east coast of Australia across the states of Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. After developing its first bauxite site in 2014 in Tasmania and selling into the cement and fertiliser industries, ABx has been focused on an exciting new technology.

Australian Bauxite has been granted a global exclusive licence for a bauxite refining technology that produces aluminium fluoride as its main product (used in aluminium production and in lithium ion batteries) and a suite of by-products from Tasmanian-type bauxite, including silica oxides and titanium oxide, along with Corethane gas-substitute. Our fully owned subsidiary is named ALCORE. This suite of products are worth more than ten times their unrefined value per tonne, ie more than ten times the value of bauxite.

In September this year Australian Bauxite announced that its mini-production plant at the ALCORE Research Centre could produce aluminium fluoride, extract silicon oxides and titanium oxide and manufacture saleable Corethane gas-substitute. Aluminium fluoride is an essential electrolyte ingredient in aluminium smelters and it is anticipated global demand of aluminium fluoride will increase as aluminium smelter production increases and the use of aluminium fluoride in lithium-ion batteries increases. Corethane gas-substitute is pure hydrocarbon powder refined from low-value coals that can be used as a gas or diesel substitute (for fuel security in emergencies) and has emissions-reducing industrial applications.

Australian Bauxite also produces cement-grade bauxite for the manufacture of certified high-specification cement, fertiliser-grade bauxite for the fertiliser industry and is primed with high grade metallurgical-grade bauxite for the aluminium industry. Australian Bauxite commenced production of bauxite in December 2014 from its site at Bald Hill, Tasmania. This was the first new bauxite project in Australia The most recent sale of 32,477 tonnes of bauxite was produced and delivered three weeks ahead of schedule, in June 2019. 

As of 2 April 2019 we announced a Tripartite MOU with Tianshan Aluminium and Rawmin where we expressed our intention to supply 0.5 to 1.5 million tonnes per year of bauxite from our Binjour project in Queensland once this project was up and running.

Our Binjour Bauxite Resource has grown to 37 million tonnes, with our company resources totalling 137 million tonnes. ABx considers its Binjour Project located 115km southwest of Bundaberg Port to be a discovery of a major bauxite province and slated to become the company's flagship project over the next 5 years. As of June 2019 bulk sampling and processing testwork at the Binjour Project was completed.

Australian Bauxite and Aziz Group of Bangladesh some time ago negotiated a Letter of Intent covering bauxite sales and future business development. In this agreement ABx have agreed to develop and supply Chemical Grade Bauxite for the manufacture of PAC (Polyaluminium Chloride) to be used in the treatment of industrial waste water. Secondly, Aziz Group is be the ABx agent for marketing ABx Cement Grade Bauxite to Bangladesh.

The performance of ABx cement-grade bauxite through the kilns and resulting cement products have been exemplary. As stated by one of our highly valued customers “ABx bauxite is the best favour you can do for yourself and your cement plant”.

The outlook for regular fertiliser sales looking forward is positive. Sales in this category are growing steadily as the superphosphate fertiliser made by acid-processing of ABx bauxite from Bald Hill in Tasmania gains strong sales.

Apart from Tasmania and Queensland, Australian Bauxite also has viable tenements in New South Wales. ABx in the past has announced the discovery of high quality, refractory-grade bauxite at Penrose Pine Plantation. Refractory-grade bauxite is used for heat containment and abrasives and sells for five times the current price of metallurgical grade bauxite.

ABx has been engaged in product development for some time, working on the TasTech innovation, which produces a spectrum of grades and handling characteristics, along with increased yields at low cost. It is likely that multi-product shipments will be possible to different customers, each having different quality requirements. Several prospective customers have been provided with samples of the products achieved from a recent TasTech bulk-testing project and all customers have agreed that ABx is offering a premium quality product that has hitherto not been available from any bauxite supplier.

Why are we different?  We are an innovative, cohesive and highly skilled team who have collectively developed an exploration model which identifies targets and achieve results. Consisting of strongly experienced senior management and disciplined geologists, the team has developed a unique geological model which has identified exploration targets that enables the company to maximise shareholder value for each exploration dollar spent.

Australian Bauxite (ABx) is adding value to shareholders through the discovery of high grade direct shipping bauxite in Eastern Australia, close to transport infrastructure and free of Native Title.

Our Vision: We will become the most valued and respected supplier of high grade bauxite through industry leading performance.

ABx has a pipeline for development of bauxite deposits in Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales. Combined JORC resources currently stand at 137 million tonnes and are expected to increase significantly with further exploration.  In total, ABx has 12 tenements covering 719km2 and controls the most prospective acreage for high quality bauxite along Eastern Australia.