Indian aluminum ore is often mined in an open pit that can be accessed by bulldozers.
That means it can be mined cheaply in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
It also makes it more attractive to multinationals such as China, as aluminum is more expensive than coal and natural gas.
But now, one of the country’s leading miners is selling aluminium from a mine that is open to the public for $100 per tonne.
“It is an exciting prospect,” said Nivedita Sharma, a professor of mineral engineering at the University of Delhi, who has been studying the market for more than a decade.
She said that for a company to be able to profit from such a lucrative market, it would need to be in a position to produce enough to meet demand.
Aluminium is used in everything from furniture to electronics, cars and cosmetics, and is commonly mined in the Philippines, the Philippines’ main aluminium-producing country.
It is made by mixing molten rock with water and sand and then separating the two.
In the Philippines the country has an annual capacity of more than 10 billion tonnes of ore, but its demand for aluminium has remained low.
“The demand is very low, but there is a huge potential,” Sharma said.
The country produces about 30 per cent of the world’s aluminium and about 25 per cent in the United States.
But despite this, Sharma said, there was no regulatory framework for mining aluminium in the country, and there were no regulations governing the supply of the metal.
“If we have no regulation, it’s not clear what can be done,” she said.
Sharma’s team has been working to create a framework for aluminium mining in the island nation.
She is one of several scientists studying the industry in the hope that it will make an impact on the market.
“We are trying to create guidelines for aluminium mines, and to see how this can be replicated in other parts of the globe,” Sharma told The Times.
The mine where the aluminium was mined was built in 2012, but the mine has been abandoned since the end of 2014, the Times of Indian reported.
Sharma is also working with the government to develop a national regulation that would allow for the export of aluminium, and set up a licensing system to make sure the mineral is not sold illegally.
“What we are trying do is create a new framework for the supply chain of aluminium production,” Sharma added.