Asked in Geology
What ore does aluminum come from?
Asked in Chemistry
What is the process by which aluminum is extracted from its ore?
Asked in Geology, Metal and Alloys
What is the name of the ore from which aluminium can be extracted?
Asked in Geology, Solid State Physics, Periodic Table
Is aluminum an elemental form of a mineral?
Aluminum comes from bauxite, its most common ore. Is it the elemental form of this ore? Well, there are other things in the ore besides aluminum. What happened to them? It might be possible to say that aluminum is an elemental form of bauxite, but many probably would not. Aluminum is the element (a metal) we obtain by refining and processing the ore. A link can be found below.
Asked in Physics, Mining, RuneScape, Metal and Alloys
What is the name of ore that later turns into aluminum?
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Where does aluminum come from?
Aluminum comes mostly from an aluminum ore called bauxite. It is mined out of the ground in large geological formations found in Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Russia and Surinam, but it is also abundantly deposited in Australia and Brazil. We recover the bauxite and process it concentrate the aluminum, which is combined with oxygen and oxygen-hydrogen ions in the minerals of the ore.