22 Oct 2012

Bauxite unearthed in Queensland

2:45 pm on 22 October 2012

Cape Alumina says it has now discovered an estimated 200 million tonnes of bauxite during exploration on Cape York in far north Queensland.

The ABC reports the company holds exploration permits covering 1900 square kilometres in the western Cape region.

"We've got an exploration target of 400 million tonnes and we're halfway there," said spokesman Neville Conway.