Weipa


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Weipa

 

a settlement in Australia, on Cape York Peninsula, in the state of Queensland. Bauxite is mined (about 10 million tons in 1974). Part of the bauxite is used in the production of aluminum oxide at Gladstone and Weipa. The rest is exported to Japan, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany.

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In late 1995 a strike of national maritime workers and miners brought Australia-wide attention to the company's deunionisation campaign at its bauxite mining operations at Weipa in far north Queensland.
48) The remoteness of the north Queensland denominational missions--Mitchell River, Edward River, Aurukun, Weipa, Mapoon on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, Lockhart River, Hopevale and Yarrabah on the east coast--and Bamaga and Palm Island government settlements, coupled with these powers meant that residents' lives were tightly controlled and it was difficult to get any information from these missions to the outside world.
2000) from a bauxite mine in Weipa, Queensland, Australia (12[degrees]38'S, 141[degrees]54'E).
semisulcatus) fishing regions of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF), (namely Weipa, east of Mornington Island, north of Mornington Island, west of Mornington Island, north of Vanderlin Islands, south of Groote Eylandt, north of Groote Eylandt, and Melville Island) (Fig.
Several hundred people ran naked through the streets of the tiny Australian outback town of Weipa early Sunday to raise money for charity.
Hens eggs and cockle shells: Weipa shell mounds reconsidered, Archaeology in Oceania 26: 21-2.
Highlights along the way might include a bouncy boat ride across the Arafura Sea to windy Thursday Island (named by Captain Bligh as he rowed to Timor after the mutiny on the Bounty), a visit to the ghost town of Somerset (founder John Jardine expected his settlement to compete with Singapore), a walk to the tip of Cape York, and a stop at Weipa to see how Bauxite is mined.
The most significant deposits of bauxite in Australia are located at Weipa in northern Queensland, at Gove on the Gove Peninsula in Northern Territory, and in the Darling Range and Mitchell Plateau areas of Western Australia.
Rio Tinto s Amrun project, 40km south of Weipa, will include the construction of a mine and port to expand production and extend the life of the company s existing Weipa operations.
Well-known bauxite mineralogist, Professor Eggleton of the Australian National University coined the term "PDM" for these black pisoliths which he found in bauxites from Weipa, Northern QLD.
Schwenke GD, Mulligan DR, Bell LC (2000) Soil stripping and replacement for the rehabilitation of bauxite-mined land at Weipa.
Australian regional airline QantasLink on Thursday announced two new return services per week between Cairns and Weipa, starting from 27 June 2011.