Story: Mining and underground resources

Smelting aluminium

Smelting aluminium

This pot pours molten aluminium at the Tīwai Point smelter, Southland. Aluminium ore (bauxite) is brought from Queensland to be smelted into aluminium.

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New Zealand Aluminium Smelters
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Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - Metals known but not mined', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006