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Special Issue "Bauxite Deposits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Bauxite is a chemical sediment that, in addition to being the principal ore of aluminium, is largely employed in several productions, such as alumina, cement, refractories, absorbent, proppant, REE sources, etc. New uses can be proposed day-by-day—including its byproduct in a circular economy—and this helps keep its market value high.
For geologists dealing with geodynamics, bauxite and laterite are effective palaeoclimatic, palaeogeographic and palaeoenvironmental proxies indicative, not only of general tropical latitudes and moosonal climate, but also of local uplift rate and drainage conditions.
Several high field strength elements accumulate in bauxite, such as gallium, REE, and titanium, which can be profitably recovered avoiding environmental issues. It is not surprising that, not only econimic geologists, but also geochemists and geologists dealing with paleogeography are increasingly involved in research concerning bauxite.
Prof. Dr. Giacomo Oggiano
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