nBeauxite(Min) A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is the most commonly used ore for the preparation of aluminum and alumina. It is also used for the lining of furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.
nBeauxite(Min) See Bauxite.
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F., fr. Baux, or Beaux, near Arles
It was first described by P. Berthier in 1821 as "alumine hydratee de Beaux," and was named beauxite by P.A.
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