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Metro Announces Mining Commences at Bauxite Hills

Key Points

-  Mining Operations commenced at the Bauxite Hills Mine on Friday 13 April

-  First shipment of around 60,000 tonnes will go to China’s Xinfa Group

-  Bauxite Hills Mine to become largest independent mine in Weipa Bauxite Region

-  Mine construction largely completed in five months

Metro Mining Ltd (ASX:MMI) (“Metro”) is pleased to announce the commencement of mining operations at the Bauxite Hills Mine.

Metro is mining at an initial rate of 2-million-tonnes-per-annum (Mtpa) and, subject to expansion capital, will ramp up to a steady-state 6Mtpa over the first four years. Government approvals are in place to mine up to 10Mtpa.

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