Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring

Rock Name: Bauxite
Composition: A rock composed of hydated aluminum oxides of imprecise chemical composition.
Nomenclature: Named after Beaux, France, one location where bauxite is found.
Industrial Uses: Aluminum ore.
Additional Notes: Bauxite is the principal ore of aluminum in the world. An obsolete name for bauxite is beauxite. Bauxite frequently displays structures known as oolites, which are small sphereules of material cemented together to form the rock.

Ghana Scott 824
Iron ore; Diamond; Bauxite; Gold
Scott 824
80 pesewas
10 Mar 1983

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