bauxite bauxite  /ˈbɔk saɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst

Usage(s):

  1. Her last posting was in May, where she discussed the controversial bauxite mining plan that was being debated by the National Assembly.
  2. Bauxite is a key ingredient in aluminum, which China needs to fuel its construction industry.
  3. Hixson thinks his process can produce alumina from rich clays and low-grade bauxite for about $31 per ton.

News

  1. Guinea's June 30 poll date no longer possible: elections body

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - A repeatedly delayed parliamentary election meant to seal Guinea's transition to civilian rule will have to be postponed again after the government and opposition failed to agree on how to run the vote, a spokesman for the elections commission said. The election in the West African nation, the world's biggest exporter of the aluminum ore bauxite, had been scheduled for June ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. State sports briefs

    HIGH SCHOOL Bauxite’s Quinn to receive top award Bauxite athletic director Doug Quinn will receive the 2013 State Award of Merit by the Arkansas High School Athletic Administrators Association on Thursday at the state conference for athletic administrators in Conway.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Quotes

  1. "What we will not do is walk away from the requirement that whoever exploits that bauxite will be required to do secondary processing at another facility," Bligh said according to a transcript from state parliament.
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Anna Bligh Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Maoists are militants. They are looters. They have occupied mineral-rich area of India. If one observes India's map carefully, they are present in areas which are rich in iron, bauxite, etc. It is a conspiracy. Who are behind these people? It needs...
    on May 20, 2010 By: Raman Singh Source: Oneindia

  3. The company has already built what Mr Agarwal called a "Rolls-Royce quality bauxite refinery" at the foot of the hills, destroying several tribal villages in the process, in anticipation of the arrival of the three million tons of bauxite the...
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Anil Agarwal Source: Independent

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