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GREAT PROMISE IN BAUXITE DEPOSITS
BRISBANE, August 21.--Cape York Pen* insula bauxite deposits, if proved, could easily supply Australia's aluminium plant require ments, a leading British inustrialist said today.
EXE Mid proof of the quality
of the deposits-believed to extend over 2000 'square miles-should be determined by the end of the year.
The Industrialist, Mr L. Rob inson, joint managing-director of the £60,000,000 mining com pany, Consolidated Zinc Cor poration Ltd, announced the discovery of the deposits in Oalrns last night after "a visit to the prospecting area base at Weipa River Mission.
He said In Brisbane tonight that no announcement would be made on the development of the deposits - believed to total hundreds of millions of
tons - until mining experts had completed ore quality
Bat, he nU, If the ore wh high-grade, the de posits would be more than enonfh to meet the banxlte requirements of the Bell Bay aluminium plant in Tasmania.
The testing of the Penln-, aula's bauxite field is being i carried out by Enterprise Ex- | plor&tion Pty Ltd-* subsidiary of Consolidated Sine.
The deposits were found by air reconnaissance In an area about 160 miles south of Thursday Bland and were con firmed by ground work.