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  • Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited

    Government-owned public limited liability company. PCJ Resource Centre 36 Trafalgar Road Kingston 10 Tel (876) 926-9288/9 (876) 926-4553/5

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  • Bauxite and Alumina Industry The Voice of Jamaica

    2007-4-26 · Bauxite produced for export increased by 12.6 per cent to 4.6 million dry metric tonnes following an injection of additional capital to upgrade mining equipment and improve internal business processes at St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Limited. In the meantime alumina production edged upward by just under one per cent to 4.1 million tonnes.

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  • MiningDiscover Jamaica

    2002-2-24 · The principal of these the Jamaica Bauxite Institute began operating in 1976 to monitor regulate conduct research and advise the Government on all aspects of the industry. Bauxite mining Bauxite is mined by opencast methods using the most modern large scale earth-moving equipment.

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  • BauxiteCargo Handbookthe world s largest cargo

    2 days ago · Bauxite reserves are spread across the world. Large deposits include Australia Brazil Guinea and Jamaica. Around 85 of all Bauxite mined from the Earth is used to produce aluminium metal which goes on to be used for a huge variety of uses. The remaining 15 goes towards chemical and refractory materials along with making aluminium compounds.

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  • Mining and RefiningJamaicaWorld Aluminium

    Alcan (now Rio Tinto) has had a long history in Jamaica constructing two alumina refineries there in the 1950s. 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.

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  • MINING OPPORTUNITIES JAMAICA

    2019-6-5 · The main metallic mineral resources in Jamaica are bauxite cobalt copper gold iron lead manganese silver titanium and zinc. Jamaica s most abundant mineral is Limestone. 98 C a CO 3 high purity grade One of the largest deposits of Bauxite in the World. Commercially mined. Non- Metallic minerals sub-sector in the early stages of Economic

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  • The Chemistry and Processing of Jamaican Bauxite

    2014-6-13 · The Chemistry of Bauxite and Alumina. The International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) has an on-going programme of mapping the geochemical content of Jamaica. A Geochemical Atlas of Jamaica was published in 1995 and is available from Amazon or ICENS. The results found for Aluminium are shown above (courtesy of Prof G.C. Lalor).

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  • Nine Things To Know About The Aluminum Industry In Jamaica

    Bauxite the world s main source of aluminum has been mined in five parishes in Jamaica for almost 70 years. Mining is an extractive practice once the ore is removed it no longer exists and cannot replace itself and so decade after decade the land is strip mined ruined discarded and then bauxite has to be found somewhere else.

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  • Bauxite Mining Process In Jamaica

    Mining machine company for bauxite process plant in Jamaica. Bauxite material. Bauxite is a heterogeneous naturally occurring material from which alumina (AL2O3) and aluminium metal are produced. bauxite mining in jamaica

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  • Bauxite Mining Process In Jamaica

    Mining machine company for bauxite process plant in Jamaica. Bauxite material. Bauxite is a heterogeneous naturally occurring material from which alumina (AL2O3) and aluminium metal are produced. bauxite mining in jamaica

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  • BauxiteCargo Handbookthe world s largest cargo

    2 days ago · Bauxite reserves are spread across the world. Large deposits include Australia Brazil Guinea and Jamaica. Around 85 of all Bauxite mined from the Earth is used to produce aluminium metal which goes on to be used for a huge variety of uses. The remaining 15 goes towards chemical and refractory materials along with making aluminium compounds.

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  • Peter Espeut Jamaica should benefit from mining

    2016-5-20 · There was a time when Jamaica was the largest producer of bauxite in the world now I believe we have fallen into sixth place. Since we began mining bauxite in 1950 more than half the available reserves have been mined. Fifty years from now Jamaican children will know about the bauxite industry only from a study of history. LEGACY

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  • Alcan Jamaica Ltd-Ewarton Aluminum Mine Near Spanish

    The Alcan Jamaica Ltd-Ewarton Aluminum Mine is near Spanish Town Jamaica. The ore mined is composed of bauxite gibbsite and boehmite. The host rock in this area is limestone from the Miocene epoch 23.03 to 5.33 million years ago. Site identification

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  • JAMAICAminesandcommunities

    Jamaica has produced more than 120 million tonnes of crude bauxite since 1974 and JBI officials have suggested that bauxite can be mined in Jamaica for another 100 years until all the reserves are exhausted. While bauxite occurs in over a quarter of the island Hugh Dixon of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Association is concerned that the

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  • Nine Things To Know About The Aluminum Industry In Jamaica

    Bauxite the world s main source of aluminum has been mined in five parishes in Jamaica for almost 70 years. Mining is an extractive practice once the ore is removed it no longer exists and cannot replace itself and so decade after decade the land is strip mined ruined discarded and then bauxite

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  • Who Benefits From Bauxite Mining y with smaller deposits in Clarendon and St. Catherine. The bauxite is found in the highlands from about 1 000 feet above sea level and lies in the pockets of the limestone which forms two-thirds of the island s

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  • Bauxite in JamaicaGeo for CXC

    Jamaica contains some of the largest known deposits of bauxite in the world. The mining areas are located in the western and central parts of the island. After mining most of the bauxite is carried to alumina plants where it is refined into alumina. The alumina (or in some cases unrefined bauxite) is carried to export ports by rail.

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  • environmental effects of bauxite mining in jamaica

    Environmental Impact of Bauxite Mining and Processing in Jamaica Author(s) Lloyd B. Coke Colin C. Weir and Vincent G. Hill Source Social and Economic Studies MARCH 1987 Vol. 36 No. 1 IMPACT OF BAUXITE-ALUMINA ON RURAL JAMAICA (MARCH 1987) pp. 289-325 327-330 332-333 Published by Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies University of the West Indies

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  • Mining and RefiningJamaicaWorld Aluminium

    Alcan (now Rio Tinto) has had a long history in Jamaica constructing two alumina refineries there in the 1950s. 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.

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  • Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited

    Government-owned public limited liability company. PCJ Resource Centre 36 Trafalgar Road Kingston 10 Tel (876) 926-9288/9 (876) 926-4553/5

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  • Alcan Jamaica Ltd-Ewarton Aluminum Mine Near Spanish

    The Alcan Jamaica Ltd-Ewarton Aluminum Mine is near Spanish Town Jamaica. The ore mined is composed of bauxite gibbsite and boehmite. The host rock in this area is limestone from the Miocene epoch 23.03 to 5.33 million years ago. Site identification

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  • ENVIRONMENT-JAMAICA Bauxite Mining Blamed for

    2001-4-6 · Bauxite does not generally support forest growth as it is poor in nutrients " she said. Alcan Jamaica s mining manager Richard Reid said his company mined only pockets of land within wooded areas. Alcan estimates that it has mined 100 hectares of land annually since it

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  • Bauxite Mining Process In Jamaica

    Mining machine company for bauxite process plant in Jamaica. Bauxite material. Bauxite is a heterogeneous naturally occurring material from which alumina (AL2O3) and aluminium metal are produced. bauxite mining in jamaica

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  • Bauxite Dependency Roots of Crisis NACLA

    As compared to Surinam where the government tax on bauxite was 2.04 per ton in 1950 in Jamaica it was set at a mere 0.40 .(9) MOVING INTO JAMAICA Presented with such favorable conditions the aluminum companies moved rapidly into Jamaica beginning with the purchase of vast tracts of bauxite lands in the forties. In 1943 Alcoa s former

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  • MiningDiscover Jamaica

    2002-2-24 · The principal of these the Jamaica Bauxite Institute began operating in 1976 to monitor regulate conduct research and advise the Government on all aspects of the industry. Bauxite mining Bauxite is mined by opencast methods using the most modern large scale earth-moving equipment.

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