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Bauxite (Aluminium)

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About Bauxite (Aluminium)Hide

Bauxite is the main ore of aluminium (aluminum).

It is composed primarily of impure aluminium hydroxides along with a lot of silica, iron and other impurities.

It is usually formed as a weathering product of rocks rich in aluminium silicates.

Aluminium (or Aluminum) is a silvery soft nonmagnetic metal.

It is the most widely-used metal after iron, used in the manufacture of cars, aircraft, food packaging, construction and a vast range of other household objects.

Aluminium is usually alloyed with copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese or silicon to improve its mechanical properties, especially when tempered.



Properties of Bauxite (Aluminium)Hide

Atomic Number:
13
Atomic Weight:
26.9815386(8)
Melting Point:
933 K (1206°C, 1219°F)
Boiling Point:
2792 K (3065°C, 4565°F)
Density:
2.7 g/cm3

Other Commodities associated with Bauxite (Aluminium) *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Bauxite (Aluminium))
Potash (Potassium)64613.04% of all Potash (Potassium) deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).13.33% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Potash (Potassium).
Coal23200.63% of all Coal deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).4.44% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Coal.
Uranium27,1450.03% of all Uranium deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).4.44% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Uranium.
Bismuth13050.33% of all Bismuth deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).2.22% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Bismuth.
Gypsum & Anhydrite16570.15% of all Gypsum & Anhydrite deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).2.22% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Gypsum & Anhydrite.
Phosphate Rock11,1790.08% of all Phosphate Rock deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).2.22% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Phosphate Rock.
Cerium1234.35% of all Cerium deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).2.22% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Cerium.
Iron16,5080.02% of all Iron deposits have Bauxite (Aluminium).2.22% of all Bauxite (Aluminium) deposits have Iron.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Important ores of AluminiumHide

Companies producing Bauxite (Aluminium)Hide

Click on name for company details. (Number is operations listed on mindat.org)

Deposits of Bauxite (Aluminium)Hide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

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Australia
 
  • Northern Territory
    • East Arnhem Region
Rio Tinto Group
  • Queensland
    • Cook Shire
      • Cape York Peninsula
        • Weipa
Rio Tinto Group
  • Tasmania
    • Northern Midlands municipality
      • Campbell Town
  • Western Australia
    • Boddington Shire
      • Boddington
    • Waroona Shire
      • Waroona
Austria
 
  • Upper Austria
    • Kirchdorf an der Krems District
      • Reichraminger Hintergebirge
        • Weißwasser
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Ouro Preto
      • Ouro Preto district
Dominican Republic
 
  • Pedernales Province
Greece
 
  • Central Greece
    • Phocis
  • South Aegean
    • Naxos
      • Amorgos
        • Amorgos Island
Guyana
 
  • Upper Demerara-Berbice Region
    • Kwakwani
First Bauxite
Rusal
    • Linden District
Hungary
 
  • Fejér County
  • Veszprém County
    • Ajka district
      • Szőc
Iran
 
  • Fars Province
    • Marvdasht County
Italy
 
  • Apulia
    • Foggia Province
      • Gargano Promontory
        • San Giovanni Rotondo
          • Quadrone
Jamaica
 
  • Saint Ann Parish
Malawi
 
  • Southern Region
    • Mulanje
Slovakia
 
  • Trenčín Region
    • Púchov District
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Barbour Co.
    • Cherokee Co.
  • Arkansas
    • Saline Co.
  • California
    • Calaveras Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Carson Hill Mining District (Melones Mining District)
          • Melones
  • Georgia
    • Bartow Co.
  • Mississippi
    • Union Co.
  • Tennessee
    • Carter Co.
      • Stony Creek Mining District
  • Utah
    • Piute Co.
      • Cottonwood Creek
        • Mount Baldy Mining District
          • Alunite Ridge
      • Marysvale Mining District (Marysvale Uranium area)
 
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