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Bauxite

#62054

Bauxite

#62054
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4.5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Unavailable
Locality
Les Baux-de-Provence, Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Tagged
ore mineral

Bauxite is the primary ore of aluminum. It is a mixture of two to three minerals including Diaspore, Bibbsite, and or Boehmite.  Bauxite is a secondary product resulting from the weathering, leaching, and alteration of aluminous rocks and minerals. Aluminum is the 3rd most abundant element in the Earth's crust.

This specimen consist of Diaspor and Boehmite, which has a pisolitic habit (rounded concreations).

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