Origin of bauxite
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Historical Examples of bauxite
Bauxite or aluminum ore is mined in France, and 60 per cent.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
The bauxite is in beds or strata which often cover the hills like a blanket.Diggers in the Earth
Eva March Tappan
France also has important reserves of bauxite in French Guiana.
Bauxite is exported to Canadian makers of aluminum and abrasives.
The complete gradation from syenite to bauxite has been shown.
Word Origin for bauxite
1861, clayey mineral containing aluminum, from French bauxite (1821), from Les Baux, near Soles, where it was first found. The place name is from Provençal Li Baus, literally "the precipices."