bauxite mining 1886

  • Alcoa -- Our History

    July 9, 1886. Charles Martin Hall discovers the smelting process. Working with his sister Julia in a shed attached to the family home in Oberlin, Ohio, chemistry student Charles Martin Hall discovers a way to produce aluminum through electrolysis that drastically reduces its cost.

  • Aluminum Company of America American company ...

    Aluminum Company of America, (Alcoa), American corporation founded in 1888 (as the Pittsburgh Reduction Company) and now a leading producer of aluminum. Its operations range from mining bauxite and other ores to smelting and processing aluminum, fabricating aluminum products, and marketing and ...

  • Mining and Refining Process World Aluminium

    The aluminium-containing bauxite ores gibbsite, böhmite and diaspore are the basic raw material for primary aluminium production. Proven, economically viable reserves of bauxite are sufficient to supply at least another 100 years at current demand.

  • Bauxite mining in Vietnam Wikipedia

    21st century plans for bauxite production expansion. A draft mining plan for bauxite was approved by the Vietnamese government in 2007. Vinacomin, a Vietnamese mining company, has laid out a plan for 6 bauxite mining projects covering over 1800 square kilometers in Vietnam's mountainous Central Highlands.