This paper evaluates saprolites and gibbsitic sands of the southeastern United States as potential sources of substitute refractory-grade bauxite (rgb). Material from this area did not prove promising either in quantity or quality, and the production methods necessary to produce rgb would be expensive compared with those employed in Guyana or China, the current principal suppliers to the United States.
Jack C. White, Albany Research Center, Bureau of Mines, United States Department of the Interior, Albany, Oregon 97321
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