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Jamaica contains some of the largest known deposits of bauxite in the world The mining areas are located in the western and central parts of the island After mining most of the bauxite is carried to alumina plants where it is refined into alumina The alumina or in some cases unrefined bauxite is carried to export ports by railFurther Details
A Jamaican Partnership Mining railroading drying shipping bauxite as a safe productive profitable enterprise exercising care concern for the environment the community operating as a responsible corporate citizen Noranda Bauxite St Ann Jamaica WI Phone 876 97322215Further Details
The Jamaica Bauxite Mining Ltd “JBM” was incorporated on February 13 1975 to administer the Government of Jamaica’s equity in the bauxite and alumina industries It holds 51 of Noranda Jamaica which is a partnership between the Jamaica government and Noranda Aluminium Inc a US companyFurther Details
Peter Espeut Mining in the Cockpit Country Jamaica And is bauxite the most valuable resource in the Cockpit Country Decidedly not The Cockpit Country is the source of about 40 per cent of Jamaica’s water resources rainwater trapped here replenishes the aquifers of six major rivers Black River Great River Martha Brae Rio Bueno Montego River and Hector’s RiverFurther Details
Alumina Partners of Jamaica ALPART has its bauxite mining and alumina processing plant located at Nain St Elizabeth in the south of Jamaica The company was first established in the early 1960s under the union of three companies Anaconda Kaiser Aluminum and Reynolds MetalsFurther Details
Jamaica plant for bauxite Jamaica mining is ranked in the top six bauxite producing countries in the world Official Stamp of bauxite mining in Jamaica In 1974 Jamaica bauxite was the second largest producer of bauxite and the second largest exporter of alumina in the world behind AustraliaFurther Details
This was the beginning of the industry in Jamaica After the first shipment of bauxite from Jamaica in 1952 production increased rapidly and by 1957 Jamaica had become the leading bauxite producer in the world with a production capacity of nearly 5 million tonnes of bauxite per year almost a quarter of all the bauxite mined in the world in that yearFurther Details