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China expands bauxite reserves by 260 million mt in 2013: ministry

Updated: 2014-03-03 15:28

China confirmed the discovery of new nonferrous metals ore reserves, including 260 million mt of bauxite, 11.83 million mt of zinc and 5.38 million mt of lead in 2013, the Ministry of Land and Resources said Friday.

The ministry did not release data on the previous size of the reserves.

Other new ore reserves found in China last year included 3.14 million mt of copper, 3.07 million mt of molybdenum, 174,000 mt of tungsten, 77,000 mt of tin, 173,000 mt of antimony, 761.4 mt of gold, 16,982.5 mt of silver.

A total of 165 new large- and medium-scale mineral deposits were found in China's Inner Mongolia, Henan, Qinghai, Shanxi, Shandong, Xinjiang and Yunnan regions in 2013, the ministry said.


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