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Bauxite

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Colour:
Shades of brown, ...
Name:
After the locality at Baux (or Beaux), near St. Reny, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
Predominantly hydrated aluminium oxides with iron oxides, kaolinite and other impurities; almost always a residual soil rather than a sediment. Note that iron-rich sediments are covered elsewhere.

A mixture, and rock, comprised of iron and aluminium Hydroxides/Oxides. The primary ore of aluminium.
Originally described from Mas Rouge, Les Baux-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


Classification of Bauxite

Sub-divisions of Bauxite

Mineralogy of Bauxite

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
BöhmiteAlO(OH)
DiasporeAlO(OH)
GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
HematiteFe2O3
KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

Physical Properties of Bauxite

Colour:
Shades of brown, red-brown, and yellow-brown

Other Names for Bauxite

Name in Other Languages:
Bosnian (Latin Script):Boksit
Bulgarian:Боксит
Catalan:Bauxita
Croatian:Boksit
Czech:Bauxit
Danish:Bauxit
Dutch:Bauxiet
Esperanto:Baŭksito
Estonian:Boksiit
Finnish:Bauksiitti
Galician:Bauxita
Hungarian:Bauxit
Italian:Bauxite
Lithuanian:Boksitas
Norwegian (Bokmål):Bauksitt
Norwegian (Nynorsk):Bauksitt
Polish:Boksyt
Portuguese:Bauxita
Romanian:Bauxită
Russian:Боксит
Serbian (Cyrillic Script):Боксит
Simplified Chinese:铝土矿
Slovak:Bauxit
Swahili:Boksiti
Swedish:Bauxit
Turkish:Boksit
Ukrainian:Боксити
Vietnamese:Bauxit

References for Bauxite

Reference List:
Berthier (1821), Ann. mines: 6: 531.

Dufrénoy (1844): 2: 347.

Dufrénoy (1847): 3: 799.

Deville (1861): Annales de chimie et de physique, Paris: 61: 309.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 667.

Burragato F. – (1964) Analisi mineralogica e confronto tra alcune bauxiti dell'Italia centrale e meridionale. Periodico di Mineralogia – Roma pp. 501-520.

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