bauxite processing in jamaica

Bauxite Processing In Jamaica

Bauxite - Wikipedia

Bauxite is the main source of the rare metal gallium. During the processing of bauxite to alumina in the Bayer process, gallium accumulates in the sodium hydroxide liquor. From this it can be extracted by a variety of methods. The most recent is the use of ion-exchange resin.

Jamaicas Bauxite And Alumina Industry

Alcan built the first alumina processing plant near its mines at Kirkvine, Manchester, and in early 1952 began shipping alumina from Port Esquivel. This was the beginning of the industry in Jamaica. After the first shipment of bauxite from Jamaica in 1952, production increased rapidly, ...

Jamaica must get its due from bauxite mining

2-6-2017 · Editorial. Jamaica must get its due from bauxite mining. ... et al will be like hawks in making sure that at the end of this latest phase of the bauxite/alumina industry, Jamaica and in particular the people most affected by bauxite mining and alumina processing are far better off than they were before.

The Chemistry and Processing of Jamaican Bauxite

In October, 1943, Alcan was incorporated under the name Jamaica Bauxites Limited as a Jamaican company to investigate the commercial potential of Jamaican bauxite. In the same year, 2500 tonnes of ore was shipped to the USA for process investigation and it was realised that the bauxite was suitable for processing using Bayer technology.

Mining and Refining – Jamaica - World Aluminium

In 2001 Alcan sold its bauxite mining and alumina plants in Jamaica but kept responsibility for many of the bauxite residue sites with the intention of safely remediating them to an agreed standard and transferring ownership to the Government of Jamaica. The agreed objective was maximum biodiversity rather than housing or agricultural use.

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