Many people are surprised to
learn that bauxite is not a mineral. It is a rock composed mainly
of aluminum-bearing minerals. It forms when laterite soils are
severely leached of silica and other soluble materials in a wet
tropical or subtropical climate.
Bauxite is the primary ore of
aluminum. Almost all of the aluminum that has ever been produced
has been extracted from bauxite. The United States has a few small
bauxite deposits but at least 99% of the bauxite used in the United
States is imported. The United States is also a major importer of
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