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Bauxite Extraction Process

Bauxite Extraction Process

Bauxite Mining Processing - Bauxite is the principal ore of alumina (Al2O3), which is used to produce aluminum. Bauxite is one of the most abundant elements on earth and contains nearly 25-30% of alumina. Its typically found near the equator in tropical and subtropical regions, in the form of horizontal layers beneath a few meters of overburden. Its composed of a mixture of aluminum hydroxides, clay minerals, hydrous aluminum oxides and insoluble materials, namely magnetite, quartz, hematite, etc.