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Rail transport in Jamaica

The government agreed change of the railway after the 1 September 1957 crash, the worst transport accident in Jamaica's history, in which a car wooden body train carrying 1,600 passengers derailed at Kendal, killing 175 passengers and injuring over 800. The first diesel power had entered Jamaica in 1939 with two D Wickham & Co diesel coaches.

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Jamaica's Bauxite & Alumina Plants

Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, formerly St. Ann Bauxite Jamaica Limited and prior to that Kaiser Jamaica Bauxite Company, is a partnership between Noranda Bauxite Limited (NBL), a Jamaican limited liability company, and the Government of Jamaica. Noranda Bauxite Limited has a 49% interest in the partnership and holds and operates the ...

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Jamaica

The departure of foreign companies encouraged the government to buy into the bauxite industry, and by 1986 the government-run Clarendon Aluminum Plant was the most successful producer on the island. Jamaica's bauxite reserves are large, exceeding 1.5 billion tons.

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The Chemistry and Processing of Jamaican Bauxite

In October, 1943, Alcan was incorporated under the name Jamaica Bauxites Limited as a Jamaican company to investigate the commercial potential of Jamaican bauxite. In the same year, 2500 tonnes of ore was shipped to the USA for process investigation and it was realised that the bauxite was suitable for processing using Bayer technology.

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Noranda Invades Cockpit Country With Bauxite Mining ...

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is alarmed to receive reports that extension of haul roads and deployment of mining equipment has begun within Cockpit Country borders south of Stewart Town. Despite numerous assurances from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) that bauxite mining would not …

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Jamalco

Jamalco’s bauxite mines are located in South Manchester on the Mount Oliphant plateau and in Harmons Valley. The railhead from which bauxite is trammed to the refinery is located at St. Jago in Clarendon. The refinery is locate at Halse Hall in Clarendon and the port from which alumina is shipped is located at Rocky Point also in Clarendon.

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Jamaica's Golden Future of Bauxite | Black Agenda Report

by John MaxwellCorporate exploitation of Jamaica’s bauxite, an essential component of aluminum, has ravaged a tropical paradise. In addition to mangling the landscape and silting the once-pristine rivers, bauxite mining has degraded the social order. “Bauxite owned 19% – one in every five acres – of Jamaica's farmland, some of the best, removing it from economic production and driving ...

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ENVIRONMENT-JAMAICA: Bauxite Mining Blamed for ...

Zadie Neufville. KINGSTON, (IPS) - A land use and forest cover study to determine the rate of deforestation and to kick-start a forestry conservation programme here has revealed that bauxite mining is the single largest contributor to deforestation in Jamaica. In 50 years of operation the industry has stripped 5,099 hectares land of trees, including some 3,218 hectares of forest.

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Alumina & Bauxite

We have a strong track record in designing and building cost-effective, greenfield and brownfield Bayer refining installations. Refinery designs are specifically tailored to the processing characteristics of the bauxite and are optimized to the capital and operating cost environment within which the refinery will be constructed and operated.

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60 years of bauxite mining in jamaica

 · ALTHOUGH I have written about the Jamaican bauxite and aluminium industry in three books and numerous articles,60 years of bauxite mining in Jamaica - Part 1 NewsALTHOUGH I have written about the ...

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JAMAICA'S BAUXITE & ALUMINA INDUSTRY

JAMAICA BAUXITE INSTITUTE Page 1 JAMAICA'S BAUXITE & ALUMINA INDUSTRY History of the Industry The commercial production of aluminium began only in the last decade of the nineteenth century, although the existence of the metal in certain kinds of ores was known by scientists from the beginning of that century. However, until World War

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The Chemistry and Processing of Jamaican Bauxite

In October, 1943, Alcan was incorporated under the name Jamaica Bauxites Limited as a Jamaican company to investigate the commercial potential of Jamaican bauxite. In the same year, 2500 tonnes of ore was shipped to the USA for process investigation and it was realised that the bauxite was suitable for processing using Bayer technology.

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Bauxite Jamaica

 · In 1974 Jamaica bauxite was the second largest producer of bauxite and the second largest exporter of alumina in the world behind Australia. Over the next ten years, the island that was once the number one exporter of bauxite had fallen to about sixth place and shipping about 7% of the world bauxite production.

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Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners

Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners - opening hours, address, telephone number, reviews and more.

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Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited: Private Company ...

 · Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited engages in the mining of bauxite in Jamaica. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Kingston, Jamaica. 36 …

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First Cargo of Alumina Ships From Jamaica Bauxite Refinery ...

 · KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday Janu – The first cargo of alumina produced by the Alpart refinery under its new Chinese owners has …

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Jamaica to sell bauxite/alumina stake to China firm

 · Jamaica’s strategic bauxite and alumina export sector was badly hit by the global economic downturn that reduced international demand, forcing several plants on the Caribbean island to …

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Noranda Invades Cockpit Country With Bauxite Mining ...

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is alarmed to receive reports that extension of haul roads and deployment of mining equipment has begun within Cockpit Country borders south of Stewart Town. Despite numerous assurances from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) that bauxite mining would not …

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Bauxite and Alumina Industry Impacting Positively on ...

Bauxite produced for export increased by 12.6 per cent to 4.6 million dry metric tonnes, following an injection of additional capital to upgrade mining equipment and improve internal business processes at St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Limited. In the meantime, alumina production edged upward by just under one per cent to 4.1 million tonnes.

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Bauxite in Jamaica

Bauxite is the ore from which aluminium is made. 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.

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Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited: Private Company ...

 · Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited engages in the mining of bauxite in Jamaica. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Kingston, Jamaica. 36 …

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Alcoa -

Alcoa has ownership in seven active bauxite mines globally and operates four of them, making us among the largest bauxite producers in the world. We have access to large bauxite deposits with mining rights that extend in most cases more than 20 years. Our global network is strategically located near key Atlantic and Pacific markets.

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Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners

Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners - opening hours, address, telephone number, reviews and more.

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Noranda Bauxite and Alumina

Noranda Alumina and Noranda Bauxite are, respectively, the U.S. based alumina refining and Jamaican bauxite mining assets that were acquired in late 2016 by the partners of DADA Holdings, an investment and management company based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Mining and Refining – Jamaica

Alcan (now Rio Tinto) has had a long history in Jamaica, constructing two alumina refineries there in the 1950s. In 2001 Alcan sold its bauxite mining and alumina plants in Jamaica but kept responsibility for many of the bauxite residue sites with the intention of safely remediating them to an agreed standard and transferring ownership to the Government of Jamaica.

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Jamaica’s Bauxite Levy Continues to ...

In response to an opposition leader’s declaration that the country’s bauxite levy is “dead Act just waiting for burial,” Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw assured representatives on Tuesday that the levy is still in place and will continue to fund the Capital Development Fund (CDF) that it has replenished for […]

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Jamaica

Jamaica - Economy: Jamaica’s economy is mixed but increasingly based on services, notably tourism and finance. Since independence in 1962, the country has developed markedly but unevenly. Mining and manufacturing became more important to the economy in the latter part of the 20th century, while the export of agricultural commodities declined.

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Bauxite

Bauxite is the main source of the rare metal gallium.. During the processing of bauxite to alumina in the Bayer process, gallium accumulates in the sodium hydroxide liquor. From this it can be extracted by a variety of methods. The most recent is the use of ion-exchange resin.Achievable extraction efficiencies critically depend on the original concentration in the feed bauxite.

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Jamaica's mining revival turns red earth to gold for hedge ...

 · The Jamaican bauxite and alumina industry has a rich history in the world of commodities. It even played a cameo in the James Bond film “Dr. No,” whose island lair was filmed at a Jamaican ...

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Jamalco

Jamalco is a joint venture between Noble Group and Clarendon Alumina Production (CAP) with a focus on bauxite mining and alumina production. Responsibility. We are committed to leading practices on environmental performance and energy efficiency, as well as the highest standards of safety, while growing returns for our shareowners, employees ...

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