60 years of bauxite mining in Jamaica

Carlton E Davis, Contributor ALTHOUGH I have written about the Jamaican bauxite and aluminium industry in three books and numerous articles, I think it is appropriate to repeat some of what I have written to mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the commercial mining of the ore...

The bauxite industry revival

Jun 25, 2017· The bauxite industry revival , When he analysed the deposits back at the government lab in Kingston he found that the soil contained aluminium to ,...

Cockpit Country Expedition What We Found Part 1

Aug 16, 2015· A Touring Expedition into Jamaica's largest wet limestone wilderness forest under threat from Bauxite mining , Pirates and Lost Treasure of the Caribbean - Duration: ....

Bauxite

Bauxite is usually strip mined because it is almost always found near the surface of the terrain, with little or no overburden As of 2010, approximately 70% to 80% of the world's dry bauxite production is processed first into alumina and then into aluminium by electrolysis...

ENVIRONMENT

Apr 06, 2001· Zadie Neufville KINGSTON, Apr 6 2001 (IPS) - A land use and forest cover study to determine the rate of deforestation and to kick-start a forestry conservation programme here has revealed that bauxite mining is the single largest contributor to deforestation in Jamaica In 50 years of operation the industry has stripped 5,099 hectares land of trees, including some 3,218 hectares of forest...

Bauxite and the other mega projects

Jamaica's share of world bauxite production fell from 181 per cent in the 1970s to 85 per cent up to 2005 , and suddenly Jamaica found itself blessed with a raw material that promised wealth ....

Jamaica Parishes

Jamaica Parishes: Manchester The parish of Manchester is found in the south-central region of the island It is known for its mountainous terrain and high elevation of about 2000 feet about sea level, which lends itself to cooler and more comfortable temperatures than other parts of Jamaica and a fantastic, panoramic view of the surrounding area...

Bauxite Plant

Jamaica Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antill[5] The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic...

Economy of Jamaica

Bauxite and alumina formed 552% of exports in 1999 and are the second-leading money earner after tourism Jamaica has reserves of over 2 billion tonnes, which are expected to last 100 years Bauxite is found in the central parishes of St Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon, St Catherine, St ,...

Saint Elizabeth Parish

History Saint Elizabeth originally included most of the southwest part of the island, but Westmoreland was taken from it in 1703, and in 1814 a part of ManchesterThe resulting areas were named after the wife of Sir Thomas Modyford, the first English Governor of Jamaica There are archeological traces of Taíno/Arawak existence in the parish, as well as of 17th-century colonial Spanish ....

Where in the Caribbean is bauxite found

Bauxite is the ore from which Aluminium is refined and is found in many places around the world, large deposits in Brazil in particular It is not found in any one specific city...

Bauxite Industry

Bauxite is the red dirt found in countries like Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname within the Caribbean but also in other countries such as Australia and Brazil The bauxite industry has its history in post- slavery when England ran the bauxite export, into the years when bauxite was among the industries being nationalized by Caribbean,...

Bauxite Mining and the Environment

Jul 20, 2002· The major locations of deposits are found in a wide belt around the equator Bauxite is currently being extracted in Australia (in excess of 40 million tonnes per year), Central and South America (Jamaica, Brazil, Surinam, Venezuela, Guyana), Africa (Guinea), Asia (India, China), Russia, Kazakhstan and Europe (Greece)...

Bauxite in Jamaica

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...