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Bauxite is the main source of ore alumunium production. Bauxite contains alumina (AI203) and a mixture of silica, various iron oxides, and titanium dioxide. ANTAM plans to augment the value of its bauxite reserves though the development of alumina projects.
Bauxite, the raw material for the production of alumina, was first discovered in 1924 at Kijang, Bintan Island, in the province of Riau, in northwestern Indonesia. Bauxite from Bintan Island has been mined and exported since 1935. In 1968 ANTAM acquired the mine. Thus, ANTAM is Indonesia's longest running producer of bauxite. ANTAM Bauxite commodity is produced in Tayan Bauxite Mining, West Kalimantan. Its operated by West Kalimantan Bauxite Mining Business Unit with the Certification of Quality Management System - ISO 9001, Certification of Environmental Management System - ISO 14001, and Certification of Occupational, Health and Safety Management System - ISO 45001 that audited by external auditor SAI Global in September 1-3, 2021.
Following the closure of the Kijang bauxite mine in 2009, ANTAM is currently developing two alumina projects to further add value to its vast bauxite reserves in Kalimantan. More information on ANTAM's alumina projects can be found on our Development Project section. Bauxite resources and reserves of ANTAM as of December 31, 2020 remained solid to support downstream operations and development plans of the Company. ANTAM’s consolidated bauxite reserves amounted to 105.95 million wmt. Meanwhile, ANTAM’s consolidated bauxite resources amounted to 585.83 million wmt.
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