Bauxite Photos     
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2010-R.Weller

closer view
Bauxite is Al2O3.2H2O
Bauxite is a hydrous aluminum oxide and is the chief ore of aluminum.  The most
distinguishing feature of bauxite is its texture.  Bauxite is made up of many small
spheres or nodules glued together; this texture is referred to as oolitic or pisolitic. 
The small spherules are about one-eighth inch.  Bauxite can be white, cream, gray,
yellow, or reddish brown depending upon iron content.


bauxite                                                                                                                                           144b
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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Specimen from the Cochise College collection