Bauxite (aluminum ore)

Bauxite, Saline Co., Arkansas
Cabinet, 11.0 x 10.7 x 3.9 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/05/2011 7:03:44 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Bauxite is the primary aluminium ore. Primary USA deposits were located in Arkansas, where production started in about 1894 and ceased in 1985. It is a mixture and rock, comprised of iron and aluminium hydroxides/oxides. The host rock is weathered syenites. This striking piece is composed of orbicular nodules of bauxite in matrix and is a classic example of the species and locale - interesting ore material

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