Bauxite ore is the planet’s primary source of aluminium. The clay-like sedimentary rock consists of aluminium oxides and aluminium hydroxides. These are often contaminated by iron compounds which give bauxite its red colour. Bauxite is used for cement, chemical, abrasive, refractory, and metallurgical applications.
The bauxite mining industry is big in Africa. The continent holds some of the largest deposits of bauxite in the world, with Guinea being the biggest producer of the rock and the fifth largest producer on Earth. This means it is the predominant African country in which bauxite is mined. Mozambique, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Cameroon are also large bauxite producers for Africa.
Mining companies in countries around Africa are hiring highly skilled locals, Diaspora, and expatriates for mid- to high-level bauxite mining jobs. Visit the Mining Recruitment Africa Jobs portal to view the job board and see the latest bauxite mining jobs.