publication . Other literature type . Article . 1996

Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of two bauxitic profiles, Fria, Guinea Republic

B. Boulangé; G. Bouzat; M. Pouliquen;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 1996
  • Country: United States
Bauxite deposits of the Fria district, Guinea, have been exploited since 1960. These lateritic bauxites, located on the upper parts of plateaus, result from weathering of paleozoic schists. The ores are composed of gibbsite associated with pyrophyllite, Al-substituted goethite, and kaolinite. Pyrophyllite and Al-substituted goethite may contain up to 9% of the total Al2O3 content of the bauxite ; this cannot be recovered through the Bayer process because these phases are insoluble in the leaching solutions. Kaolinite is soluble under Bayer leaching but this dissolution induces precipitation of sodium alumino-silicates, which apart from loss of further alumina re...
free text keywords: BAUXITE, PETROGRAPHIE, MINERALOGIE, GEOCHIMIE, TERRES RARES, Geochemistry and Petrology, Geophysics, Leaching (agriculture), Bayer process, Geochemistry, Dissolution, Mineralogy, Weathering, Geology, Gibbsite, Kaolinite, engineering.material, engineering, Pyrophyllite, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art
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