bauxite mining in fiji

bauxite mining in fiji

Bauxite mining in Fiji: a preliminary discussion of ...

Fiji’s mining industry is experiencing significant increase in activity with a number of foreign investors interested in exploring and extracting Fiji’s mineral wealth. While most mining is concentrated in Viti Levu (Fiji’s largest island), Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second largest island) is also attracting interest with bauxite mining in Bua, exploration of copper and zinc in Udu point and the proposed reopening of the gold

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Bauxite Mining in Fiji: A Preliminary Discussion of ...

2013-10-24  Fiji’s mining industry is experiencing significant increase in activity with a number of foreign investors interested in exploring and extracting Fiji’s mineral wealth. While most mining is concentrated in Viti Levu (Fiji’s largest island), Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second largest island) is also attracting interest with bauxite mining in Bua, exploration of copper and zinc in Udu point and the proposed reopening of the gold mine in Mount Kasi. The mine in Bua is Fiji’s first ever bauxite mine and is suggested to provide significant economic benefits to Vanua Levu in terms of export earnings, employment and infrastructure development. However, given the Pacific’s torrid experiences with mining, some feel that this may be another case of developed countries exploiting the resources of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and where the economic benefits of mining will not outweigh the associated environmental, health and social costs. As bauxite mining in Vanua Levu is still in its early stages, this paper will not conduct a cost benefit analysis of bauxite mining.

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Bauxite Exploration and Mining - Investment Fiji

2010-2-16  An Australian based Chinese company is currently conducting exploratory bauxite mining work in the North-West of Vanua Levu. Six exploration licenses named Special Prospecting License (SPL) (SPL 1423 – 1424, 1426 – SPL 1430) are currently held by Aurum Exploration (Fiji) Limited which were granted in 2001 and these exploration sites are located in North West Vanua Levu. The site comprised of 117,437 ha which accounts for the total area covered by bauxite exploration

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Revenue From Fiji Bauxite Mine Tops $24 Million

2017-6-6  SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, June 7, 2017) – Fiji has earned a total revenue of $50.6 million [US$24.3 million] since bauxite mining began in Nawailevu, Bua six years ago. Responding to questions from this newspaper, Mineral Resources Department acting

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Bauxite mine generates income for many in Fiji -

2012-1-15  APART from being an employment provider for most people in the Northern Division, the bauxite mine in Bua also generated farming ideas for villagers. The

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REPORT ON THE PETITION BY THE ... - Parliament of Fiji

2017-2-24  The Bauxite mining licence in the Nawailevu area in Bua was awarded to a Canadian company called Aurum Exploration Fiji Limited commonly known in Vanua Levu as Xinfa, which leased land belonging to four Mataqali or Landowning Units namely: Mataqali Naicobo of Nawailevu

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Negative impact of bauxite mining in bua fiji

Bua are putting in place logical embargo's before bauxite mining... Oak Mines Fiji apparently already holds mining leases in Kadavu, Viti... to develop seven mining tenements with prospective gold, bauxite and manganese deposits.... will generate,

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Chinese firm to start bauxite mining in Fiji

As the first company to mine bauxite in Fiji, Aurum Exploration Ltd now has legal control over the 165 acres of land which will be used for mining. The land belongs

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Issues of Mineral Exploration and Mining in Fiji ©2018 m ...

2019-5-10  mining. For the Bua Bauxite mining leases, the premium rental agreement is FJ$567,000 to be distributed amongst the five mataqali (Standing Committee on Natural Resources 2015: 22). An additional $275,000 was paid to mataqali Navakasiga as compensation for lost fishing rights (Standing Committee on Natural Resources 2015: 15).

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Bua Concerns Cleared By Mining Firm - FIJI SUN

2016-10-7  Mr Dagaga announced that they had given out $4 million to landowners in Bua who had their lands mined for bauxite. “This includes Nawailevu, Votua and Wainunu,” Mr Dagaga said. “This amount has been given out to the Land Bank and

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Bauxite Mining in Fiji: A Preliminary Discussion of ...

2013-10-24  Rather the paper will provide an overview of bauxite mining in Vanua Levu, the purported economic benefits of the mine, risks, costs and concerns raised by various stakeholders and the mechanisms and strategies in place to mitigate the risks of bauxite mining. Keywords: Bauxite Mining, Fiji, Vanua Levu, Economic Implications, Development Issues

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Bauxite mining in Fiji: a preliminary discussion of ...

Fiji’s mining industry is experiencing significant increase in activity with a number of foreign investors interested in exploring and extracting Fiji’s mineral wealth. While most mining is concentrated in Viti Levu (Fiji’s largest island), Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second largest island) is also attracting interest with bauxite mining

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Bauxite mine generates income for many in Fiji -

2012-1-15  Bauxite mine generates income for many in Fiji. APART from being an employment provider for most people in the Northern Division, the bauxite mine

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MINISTER FOR LANDS VISITS BAUXITE MINE IN ... -

2014-6-11  06/11/2014. The Hon. Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has handed over lease documents for a new bauxite mining site in Lekutu, Bua to XINFA Aurum Explorations (Fiji) Limited during her visit to the North yesterday. While updating the Minister, managing director of XINFA Aurum Explorations (Fiji

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Negative impact of bauxite mining in bua fiji

Negative impact of bauxite mining in bua fiji Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Negative impact of bauxite mining in bua fiji

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Chinese firm to start bauxite mining in Fiji

Fiji's Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Netani Sukanaivalu on Friday issued a land lease to a Chinese mining company to explore bauxite in Nawailevu in northern Bua province.

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Bauxite mining lease granted - FIJI SUN

2011-5-13  He said the grant of the mining lease heralded the beginning of a large-scale bauxite mining in Fiji. “It is projected that this mine will provide significant returns not just to Aurum, but to the Fijian economy as a whole.”. “My Government, as you’re aware, is focused on developing the North and the commencement of this mining ...

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Land rehabilitation continues at Naibulu Bauxite Mine ...

2020-6-16  Land rehabilitation at the Naibulu Bauxite Mine in Dreketi, Vanua Levu continues despite mining and export being put on hold. Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate says it is encouraging to see that the company undertaking the mining works, Xinfa Aurum Exploration Fiji Limited has planted since they started mining operations.

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DIGGING BENEATH SURFACE: Audit found China's

2015-2-23  The mining company has finally remitted $600,000 to the Department of Lands in November 2014 (refer RR 263725 of 3/11/14) and which is still being held by the Department of Lands in trust for onward transmission to the LOUs. Bainimarama speech: "The grant of the Mining Lease heralds the beginning of a large-scale bauxite mining in Fiji.

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Mining in Fiji - Dome Gold Mines

Mining in Fiji. Mining is an integral part of Fiji’s economy, with gold representing one of the country’s largest exports. Its major mining activities are focused on the production of gold, silver and cement. The islands of Fiji are located on the Pacific “Rim of Fire”, the

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Bauxite mining in Fiji: a preliminary discussion of ...

Fiji’s mining industry is experiencing significant increase in activity with a number of foreign investors interested in exploring and extracting Fiji’s mineral wealth. While most mining is concentrated in Viti Levu (Fiji’s largest island), Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second largest island) is also attracting interest with bauxite mining

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MINISTER FOR LANDS VISITS BAUXITE MINE IN ... -

2014-6-11  06/11/2014. The Hon. Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has handed over lease documents for a new bauxite mining site in Lekutu, Bua to XINFA Aurum Explorations (Fiji) Limited during her visit to the North yesterday. While updating the Minister, managing director of XINFA Aurum Explorations (Fiji

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Bauxite mining lease granted - FIJI SUN

2011-5-13  He said the grant of the mining lease heralded the beginning of a large-scale bauxite mining in Fiji. “It is projected that this mine will provide significant returns not just to Aurum, but to the Fijian economy as a whole.”. “My Government, as you’re aware, is focused on developing the North and the commencement of this mining ...

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Chinese firm to start bauxite mining in Fiji - China.cn

2011-2-25  Fiji's Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Netani Sukanaivalu on Friday issued a land lease to a Chinese mining company to explore bauxite in Nawailevu in northern Bua province.

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Fiji to Resume Bauxite Sales Next Month – Aluminium

2016-7-27  According to Fiji’s director mineral Raijeli Taga, another 30,000 metric tons of low-grade bauxite remains in country at the mining site in Dreketi, Macuata, northeast of

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Royalty payment for bauxite mining – FBC News

2020-6-13  Royalty payment for bauxite mining – FBC News. 67 members of the mataqali Serau of Naibiti Village in Dreketi, Macuata yesterday received $32,600 as royalty for the Naibulu Bauxite Mine lease. This is the 2nd royalty payment to be made to the mataqali for the extraction of bauxite on their land, which is located along the Dreketi-Nabouwalu ...

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Bound for Chinese Shores, Fiji Ships First Load of

2018-2-9  “With the bauxite in Fiji, there is a consistent buyer that buys from XINFA Mining,” he concluded. The government and Aurum Exploration Fiji Ltd. hopes this will be the first of many shipments. This is the fourth shipment since 2015, with sales of the

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DIGGING BENEATH SURFACE: Audit found China's

2015-2-23  The mining company has finally remitted $600,000 to the Department of Lands in November 2014 (refer RR 263725 of 3/11/14) and which is still being held by the Department of Lands in trust for onward transmission to the LOUs. Bainimarama speech: "The grant of the Mining Lease heralds the beginning of a large-scale bauxite mining in Fiji.

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“Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific ...

2019-3-7  • Mt Kasi was the other gold mine in Fiji but mining has ceased since 1998; • Other mining developments – Nawailevu Bauxite, Namosi Copper Project, and others. 14. Underground Mining in Vatukoula, Fiji. Mining in the Solomon Islands • Gold Ridge Mining Limited

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Legislative Framework : Mining in Fiji

2019-7-15  Mining in Fiji : Selected History • 1868 Gold - Navua River • 1872 Gold – Nasivi River • 1885 Gold - Vuci River [Yanawai,Mt. Kasi] • 1932 Gold Mining - Mt. Kasi • 1933 Gold Mining – Nasivi • 1935 Cu, Pb, Zn - Wainivesi • 1950 Mn – Votualevu • 1951 Mn – Nabu • 1955 Mn – Vunamoli, Nasaucoko • Wainivesi Mine • 1957 Fe – Tuveriki • 1959 Cu, Pb, Zn – Udu Mine

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