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BAUXITE - Northern Ireland

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BAUXITE

Lyles Hill Mine, Templepatrick, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
 

Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a relatively high aluminium content and is the world's main source of aluminium. It is formed by the weathering of rocks and the concentration of aluminium compounds. It contains other minerals, including iron oxides which can give it a reddish colour.

  

Around 1940 there was much interest in domestic supplies of bauxite as it could no longer be obtained from France. Lyles Hill Mine, a former iron ore mine, was one of a number of mines that were reopened or switched to bauxite production during WW2.

The mine closed in 1945, marking the end of bauxite production in the UK.

  

The rock is supplied in a plastic bag as it is relatively soft.

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Size:  6 x 5 x 4 centimetres
Weight:  120 grams

PRICE: £18.00